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Burside Carbine, Fourth Model

Object Number: 
Wood, steel, iron
Overall: 39 5/8 in. ( 100.6 cm ) Part (barrel): 21 in. (53.3 cm)
stamped: barrel band: "D"; barrel: "CAST STEEL 1862"; "H"; "I"; breechblock: "11695"; receiver: "11695" stamped: lockplate: "BURNSIDE RIFLE CO./PROVIDENCE R.I."; breech: "H"
Wood, steel, and iron percussion carbine; iron furniture; hinged center of breechblock; stamped marks on lockplate, barrel, barrel band, receiver, and breechblock.
Gallery Label: 
Burnside carbines were among a group of weapons whose use during the Civil War heralded the rise of breech-loading firearms and the decline of muzzle-loaders in the postwar years. Designed by Union general Ambrose Burnside, they were widely used during the war by many cavalry regiments, including the 1st New Jersey.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles MacCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group