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    Very Rare Confederate Type II Morse Carbine made in Greenville, South Carolina by the State Military Works. 39.5" overall length with 18" fully round barrel, .50 caliber, serial number "257" in two places, brass frame with integral trigger guard, two-part walnut stock, brass nose cap, brass butt plate, steel ramrod with brass cleaning attachment. The right side of the frame is stamped "C.S. 1863", however this marking is not original to the carbine. Action a bit stiff, but functional. Toned brass elements, glossy patinated wood, light pitting to barrel, numerous small dings from use. Overall very good condition. Ex. William A. Albaugh III Collection. Invented by George W. Morse, less than 1,000 of these attractive and innovative breech-loaders were made with machinery taken from Harpers Ferry at the war's onset. Morse carbine production ceased when their manufacturing facility was destroyed in 1864. These arms were primarily issued to South Carolina troops, however a number of them saw regular Confederate service.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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