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    Model 1871 Ward Burton U.S. Springfield Saddle Ring Carbine, the Type Used on Custer's Yellowstone Expedition. Unserialized, .50 caliber, 22-inch round barrel. Walnut stock with a single barrel fastening band. Faint cartouche mark visible near saddle ring. Sliding leaf style rear sight and fixed front sight. Top of bolt marked "WARD BURTON PATENT / DEC. 20, 1859 FEB. 21, 1871" and left side of breech marked "[EAGLE MOTIF] U.S. / SPRINGFIELD 1871". According to Flayderman's, these guns were made by Springfield Armory, c. 1871 with a total quantity of 1,011 rifles and 316 carbines. Note: One of the earliest of bolt action military arms put into service by the U.S. government, not received well by troops, therefore limited productions were made, making this carbine scarce.

    Condition: Very good to fine. These guns were finished in the white, showing a smooth gray finish to metal parts with traces of oil/grease residue and minor pitting. Moderate wear and pitting near muzzle. Wood in very good condition with mars and dings throughout. Saddle ring generates a minor scuff look under ring area. Marred screws. Action crisp. Bore good.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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