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Model 1843 Hall-North Breech-Loading Percussion Carbine

Object Number: 
1922.134
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Wood, iron
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 21 1/8 in. ( 53.7 cm ) Overall: 40 1/8 in. ( 101.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: breechblock: "U.S./S. NORTH/MIDDLTN/CONN./1848" stamped: behind rear sight: "JH" stamped: stock: "JH" (twice, one in foliate)
Description: 
Wood and iron percussion carbine; iron furniture; stamped marks on breechblock, left side of stock, and behind rear sight.
Gallery Label: 
Manufactured under Maine inventor John Hall's patent, the 1843 Hall-North carbine was used by several Union cavalry units during the Civil War, including the 8th and 9th New York regiments.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles MacCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group