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Springfield Model 1855 Pistol-Carbine

.58 caliber, rifled with three lands and grooves, 12" barrel with rear two-leaf sight on tang; leaves marked 1, 2, 3 and 4, V/p eagle proofs on left flat of barrel; also dated on tang 1855. Lockplate dated in rear of lock 1856. Eagle on Maynard tape prime cover and forward part of lockplate marked U.S Springfield. Swivel ramrod walnut stock with inspector's cartouche; brass furniture. Buttstock with brass furniture and U.S. markings on the top of buttplate. Left flat of stock with two very strong cartouches, one is JS; the other ESA in oval in rear of flat.

Condition:The metal has been so very lightly cleaned it does not impair the texture of the metal. Just a very slight minute staining caused by Cosmolene. Rear sight leaf retaining all of the original blue with evidence of dried Cosmolene. Brass has beautiful untouched look with a great patina. Wood has a deep red to brown open-grained look. Wood has very minimal dings.

An outstanding pistol carbine.

Estimate: $8,000 - $10,000
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