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    Hall/North M1843 Percussion Breech Loading .50 Caliber Carbine. A portion of the initial production of this innovative weapon was issued to the 1st and 2d Dragoons and many Union cavalry regiments, most notably western theater units, were issued these carbines for Civil War use. This is a very nice example. Metal generally smooth and dark with just a couple of patches of light pitting on the top of the frame, the breech lever retaining much of the original blue. Excellent bore, mechanically perfect. Complete and correct in every respect including saddle bar/ring and rod. Marked on the breech block "S. North/ Middltn/ Conn", markings somewhat weak with no date visible, also marked "JH" at breech. Wood very good, showing nice patina under an old varnish finish. There is a very old repair to a ¾" by 4" section on the left side of the stock adjacent to the frame. Extremely well done and detracts little, actually appears to have been done during the period of use. Nice example of this reasonably scarce U.S. primary martial breech loading carbine.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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