A .56-52 RIMFIRE MODEL 1864 JOSLYN CARBINE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, CIRCA 1864, serial number 13,043,
with 22in. barrel with pinched blade front-sight and a three leaf battle sight to 500 yards, stamped with the serial no. 13,043 on the action top, on the lockplate 'JOSLYN FIRE-ARMS CO / STONINGTON CONN. / 1864', iron mounted walnut half-stock fitted with side-rib and ring on the left, some fading finish to barrel, extractor claw missing
Provenance: The Joslyn was originally produced as a percussion arm then redesigned in 1862 to accept the Spencer .56-52 rimfire cartridge and further improved in 1864 when a positive lock was added to the breech. Approx 16,500 carbines of both models were produced. The Joslyn saw extensive issue and use during the Civil War and proved to be a reliable and effective weapon. Joslyn carbines were also tested by the British W.D.
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Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament