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Joslyn Model 1864 Carbine

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Wood, steel, iron
Overall: 38 1/2 in. ( 97.8 cm ) Part (barrel): 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm)
stamped: behind breechblock: "B.F. JOSLYN'S PATENT/OCT 8TH 1861/JUNE 24TH 1862"; top breechblock: "6362" stamped: lockplate: "JOSLYN FIRE ARMS CO./STONINGTON CONN/1864" stamped: barrel: "FDL"; rear sight: "L" (probably inspector marks) stamped: barrel
Wood, steel, and iron carbine; iron furniture; stamped marks on barrel, lockplate, breechblock, rear sight, and barrel tang; stamped cartouches on left side of stock.
Gallery Label: 
Nearly all Joslyn Model 1862 and Model 1864 carbines were manufactured under Union military contracts, and many were used during the Civil War by cavalry regiments such as the 19th New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles MacCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group