THE CIVIL WAR
Carbine

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Description Maynard breech-loading carbine, caliber .50, 1st Model, patented by Edward Maynard; wooden butt stock with steel butt plate; steel patch box in obverse side of butt stock stamped "MAYNARD PATENT/SEPT 22 1845/MAY 27 1851/JUNE 17 1856"; adjustable long range sight on top of butt stock; steel breech mechanism, stamped "MAYNARD ARMS CO./WASHINGTON" on obverse and "MANUFACTURED BY/MASS ARMS CO./CHICOPEE FALLS" on reverse; central hammer; steel trigger guard/loading lever and steel carbine sling ring at bottom; octagon barrel at breech tapering to a round steel barrel with set rear sight and blade front sight. 20,200 Maynard Carbines were purchased by the United States government from 1861-1865, making it one of the most popular cavalry weapons used.
Dimensions W-1 L-42.5 inches
Year Range from 1856
Event Civil War
Year range to 1865
Made Maynard Arms Company
Material Wood/Steel
Object ID 800-38-T1
Object Name Carbine
Place of Origin Washington, DC
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