Joslyn Cavalry Carbine - Inventory Number: RIF 064
The Joslyn carbine Model 1864 called the Second Model used an innovative breechloading, single-shot, .52 caliber rimfire system invented and was patented by Massachusetts gun designer Benjamin Franklin Joslyn in 1861. His company, the Joslyn Fire Arms Company of Stonington, Connecticut, produced two models for the U. S. government, the Model 1862 and Model 1864. The early Model 1862 used the percussion ignition while the later Model 1864 used the rimfire system. Designed for field use with Federal horse soldiers, the Joslyn was simple to use and employed a rimfire cartridge very much like the Spencer’s .56-.56 cartridge or its own special .54 Joslyn cartridge. Joslyn’s unique loading arrangement consisted of pulling out the breechblock knob, pivoting the breechblock up and to the left and then inserting the round.
In fine condition with serial number #15695 on the top of the breechblock and barrel tang. Lockplate in front of the hammer is stamped with “JOSLYN FIRE ARMS Co / STONINGTON CONN / 1864”. Very nice example with excellent rifling.
Inventory Number: RIF 064