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SN 724. This is the standard model of the Morse carbine and this is a fine orig and authentic example. These rare Confederate breech loading carbines utilized Morse patent 50 caliber self contained reusable percussion cartridges. The Third Model (or Type III) Morse carbine, produced at the State Military Works in Greenville, South Carolina, is distinguished by a more sophisticated locking and firing mechanism than earlier models. The most improved mechanism is the presence of a flanged iron rod connected to an iron plate with knurled edges which covers the forward top portion of the brass operating lever and iron catch on frame. The serial number range on type III carbines range from about 400 to end of production about 1,000. This is a nice well patinaed all matching gun which would make a nice addition to any Confederate collection. PROVENANCE: The Confederate and Civil War estate collection of Fred Donaldson. CONDITION: Very good overall. All SN parts matching along with matching assembly marks internally. Gun appears orig and complete with possible addition of recast brass ramrod tip and jag. Iron has dark brown/plum patina. Brass has mottled dark mustard patina with old pry marks at breech which don’t affect the overall aesthetics. Stock is well fit, weathered with hand worn patina. Mechanically sound with well discerned rifled bore. 52430-24 JS (15,000-20,000) – Lot 1284

Auction: Firearms - October 2017
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