August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Made by Meriden Manufacturing Company, Meriden Connecticut in 1864-1865. Total production of approximately 5,000 carbines. 22" round barrel with blade front and fold down rear ladder sights. .50 caliber rimfire with 7-shot magazine in the buttstock. Came in two barrel lengths, 30" and 22". This example with the 22" barrel is the rarest of the two with approximately 2,000 made. Unique loading by depressing a latch in the frame behind the hammer, and rotating the barrel/receiver assembly clockwise, the spent cartridge is ejected and when lined with the magazine a new cartridge is loaded. Plain straight grain walnut stock and forearm. Sling swivels mounted to the carbine style steel buttplate, and on bottom of stock. The state of Kentucky executed an order for these carbines on January 2, 1865 to arm Home Guard troops, they were received too late for service during the American Civil War. This example is marked "KENTUCKY" on left side of receiver. CONDITION: Excellent overall with blue blending with a blue/brown patina. Faint traces of case color on the frame, mostly a brown/grey patina. Bore is good, showing moderate abrasion. Mainspring is weak, not allowing hammer to remain cocked. Stock is cracked at the top tang. -MKS-
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
22"
Caliber/Bore
.50 Rimfire
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Triplett & Scott
Model
Repeating Carbine
Paperwork
Serial Number
4993
(A) TRIPLETT & SCOTT .50 RIMFIRE REPEATING CARBINE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $1,353.00
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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