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  • Austrian 1842 Cavalry Carbine / SOLD

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    Austrian 1842 Cavalry Carbine - Inventory Number:  RIF 147 / SOLD

    Model 1842 Austrian "Kammer-Karabiner"cavalry carbine, featuring a huge .72 caliber barrel that is strongly rifled with twelve lands and grooves.  Originally a "tube lock' carbine, the arms were altered to percussion after 1854 and many saw service in the Civil War as agents for both sides sought them out in Europe and sent them back to the United States for use. The carbine measures 30" long overall and features one-piece stock of light- colored wood with raised cheek rest and sling bar with an attached two-piece ring. There is no provision for a ramrod, which was worn around the neck of the trooper. The barrel and buttstock exhibit a mottled gray/brown patina, with the remaining iron parts developing a slick, deep brown patina. The ramp style rear notch sight is present as is the original front sight. The nipple is original and somewhat mishappened from heavy use. The action functions properly on all positions. A distinctive imported hand cannon that appears in numerous portraits of Civil War cavalrymen.

    Inventory Number:  RIF 147 / SOLD