A .56-52 (RIMFIRE) MODEL 1864 JOSLYN BREECH-LOADING CARBINE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, serial no 7500,
circa 1864, with 22in. barrel, pinched blade front-sight and a three leaf battle rear-sight to 500 yards, the action top stamped with the serial no. 7500, the lock marked 'JOSLYN FIRE-ARMS CO / STONINGTON CONN. / 1864', iron mounted walnut half-stock fitted with side-rib and ring on the left, the blued butt-plate tang stamped 'U.S.' the trigger-guard with remains of nickel plating, front band retaining spring missing, worn and dirty overall
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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