THE CIVIL WAR
Carbine

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Description Gallagher breech-loading percussion carbine, caliber .52, Serial number 9507, first patented by M. J. Gallager July 17, 1860; wooden butt stock with steel butt plate and patch box; steel bar with carbine sling ring on reverse of stock; steel breech plate stamped: "GALLGER'S PATENT/JULY 17, 1860" and: "MANUFACTURED BY/RICHARDSON & OVERMAN/PHILLADA."; exterior side hammer; steel trigger guard/loading lever with spring latch; round steel barrel with percussion cone; adjustable rear sight and blade front sight are missing. 17, 728 Gallager Carbines were purchased by the United States government from August 31, 1861 and December 10, 1864, making it one of the most popular cavalry weapons used.
Dimensions W-2 L-39 inches
Year Range from 1860
Event Civil War
Year range to 1864
Made Richardson & Overman
Material Wood/Steel
Object ID 800-53
Object Name Carbine
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
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