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    Rare Civil War Confederate Keen, Walker & Co "Tilting Breech" Carbine Produced in Danville Virginia, Only 282 of these rare Confederate carbines were produced, all between May and September 1862. In near "attic" condition, this gun has a 22 1/2" rifled .54 caliber unmarked barrel, mostly smooth with faded bluing mixed with minor surface roughness, no pitting. Bronze-lined breech block exhibits a smooth dull blue finish. Lower iron frame plate / stock tang also showing a smooth and dull blue finish. The frame is brass with a pleasing undisturbed patina and is in excellent condition with a few scattered scratches and minor dents. While the spring is strong, the hammer will not stay at full cock, missing its nipple. The lever is bent and one lever screw is a new expedited replacement, missing the carbine ring / bar. The stock is in exceptionally nice condition exhibiting a few minor dents. This rare carbine is certainly worthy of a careful restoration.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2015
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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