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Smith Carbine

Smith Carbine
Title
Smith Carbine
Date 
1861-1865
Medium 
Wood, steel, iron, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 1/4 in. ( 97.2 cm ) barrel length: 21 5/8 in. (54.9 cm)
Description 
Wood, steel, iron, and brass percussion carbine; iron furniture; part round, part octagon barrel; stamped marks on bottom and left side of breech; stamped cartouches on left side of stock at wrist.
Credit Line 
Gift of Charles MacCauley
Object Number 
1922.132
Marks 
stamped: bottom breech: "14900" stamped: left breech: "ADDRESS/POULTNEY & TRIMBLE./BALTIMORE. U.S.A."; "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS. ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS" stamped: left wrist: "M" (inspector mark); and: "JM" (foliate inspector cartouche, first letter may be S"
Gallery Label 
The inspector marks indicate that this carbine was bought by the federal or a state government, probably under a Civil War military contract.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group