.50RF. 20" round barrel, S/N 582. Blued finish, brass receiver, triggerguard and buttplate, walnut stock and forend. Left side of receiver marked in three-lines: JAMES WARNER SPRINGFIELD, MASS. / WARNER'S / PATENT. Martially sub-inspected throughout with a capital "L", serial number on buttplate. Correct pattern rear sight, saddle ring on left of frame. Only 1,501 were produced ca 1864. This is a very scarce secondary US carbine from the Civil War period.
Good to very good. Barrel with a mottled and oxidized plum, brown and gray patina. Brass with a lovely butterscotch patina. Lower tang with small crack behind triggerguard. Markings on receiver remain legible. Mechanically functional. Fine bore. Stock and forend lightly sanded with numerous grain cracks and some replaced wood in the tang inlet. No cartouche visible. A solid, attractive and very scarce US martial carbine.
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