Firearms -

Model 1862 Joslyn Carbine
Item #: AA1498
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This is a Model 1862 carbine manufactured by the Joslyn Fire Arms Company of Stonington, Connecticut during the Civil War. There were a little over 11,000 of the Model 62 and 64's purchased by the US Ordnance department from 1862 through early 1865. These carbines fired the same 56.52 brass cartridge as the Spencer carbines. The trooper loaded the weapon by raising the breechblock up and to the left, then inserting the brass cartridge into the breech. These carbines were known to have been issued to the 4th and 8th Indiana Cavalry, 19th New York Cavalry, 13th Tennessee Cavalry, 1st Nebraska Cavalry and the 2nd Wisconsin. The 22" round barrel retains traces of the original bluing, with the remainder having achieved an attractive plum colored patina. The bore is in very good condition, having good rifling and no traces of pitting. This little war horse is still a shooter! The pinched front sight is still on the barrel, along with the two leaf folding rear sight. The breechblock is stamped B.F. JOSLYN'S PATENT/OCTOBER 8th 1861/JUNE 24th 1862/". Below the breech stamp is the serial #1487. The lock[late and sling bar with ring both have the same dark aged patina. The lock is marked "JOSLYN FIREARMS Co/ STONINGTON/CONN". The mechanics of the lock are crisp and strong. The single barrel band, trigger guard and butt plate are brass. All three pieces have a beautiful mellow golden patina. The walnut stock has an eye pleasing dark, uncleaned appearance. There are small chips along the barrel channel, but the aged appearance makes them hard to notice. The usual small bumps and dings are present, but there is no wood loss or cracks to be found. Carved into the right stock comb are three 1/4" initials, A P P. There's a research project for somebody. This is a very nice example of an early war Union carbine used during the Civil War.