.45 caliber, 24" barrel, SN 2423. A classic and extremely crisp "monkey-tail" breech loading percussion carbine by Wesley Richards, dated 1865. An extremely crisp example of this most popular breech-loading carbine. Lock has perfect markings. Marked Whitworth Patent. Adjustable rear-site. Brass mounts are in crisp condition throughout. Figured walnut stock. If you want a great monkey tail, look no further than this beautiful pristine example, SN 2423 stamped on breech and side of lock.
The lock shows considerable muted case colors on hammer. Lock is extremely crisp. Barrel retains much of its original glossy brown. Extremely good without the usual nicks and mars associated with military associated carbines. Bore is like a mirror, action is excellent. Nipple is as new.
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