October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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The Model 1864 consisted of iron mountings, case colored action. Model 1864 carbine was introduced into the field in the fall of 1864, by the end of September about 720 Joslyn carbines were serving in five Cavalry regiments, 381 belonging to the 13th Tennessee US Cavalry. It was this attachment that captured or killed Confederate General John Hunt Morgan at his headquarters in Greenville, Tennessee. Morgan was killed while surrendering to Tennessee Cavalryman Captain Wilcox. The 2nd Kentucky Cavalry was engaged in Sherman's march through Georgia in November and December of 1864, armed in part with Joslyn carbines, when they were attacked by Joe Wheeler's Confederate Cavalry. In addition, the 9th Pennsylvania, part of Sherman's March to the Sea, were armed with the Joslyn. At war's end 175 carbines were taken home by soldiers after having the cost deducted from their pay. Cartouches include "GWS" George W. Sherman stamp on left side of barrel, listed as inspector on the Joslyn 1864 carbine. Left side of stock has two identical cartouches in rectangular box "FDL" Frederick D. Livingston, also a noted inspector of the Second Model Joslyn carbine. Livingston inspected at least 7,000 of the 8,000 Joslyn carbines delivered between July 1864 and February 1865. Buttplate is stamped "US". Just ahead of the buttplate is another black letter "FDL" cartouche. Lock is stamped "JOSLYN FIREARMS CO. STONINGTON CONN" and dated 1864. Matching serial numbers on block and rear tang. CONDITION: This carbine is in fine original condition with an exceptionally nice stock. All metal is a homogeneous blend of blue-brown patina with typical age freckling. Wood is proud to metal with no visible chips or cracks. Strong rifled bore with minor abrasion. A nice example of an all original carbine that saw extensive service during the latter half of the Civil War. DB
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.52 Rimfire
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,920.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,500
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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