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Ballard Carbine

Ballard Carbine
Title
Ballard Carbine
Date 
1861-1862
Medium 
Wood, steel, iron
Dimensions 
barrel length: 20 3/8 in. ( 51.8 cm ) Overall: 38 1/2 in. ( 97.8 cm )
Description 
Wood, steel, and iron percussion carbine; iron furniture; stamped marks on left and right sides of breech; incised lettering on left buttstock.
Credit Line 
Gift of C.B. Colton
Object Number 
1873.23
Marks 
stamped: left breech: "MERWIN & BRAY/AGTS. N.Y./18..."; right side: "BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV. 5, 1861" incised: left buttstock: "MIT"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group