A .50 SMITHS PATENT CAPPING BREECH LOADING CARBINE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR, CIRCA 1863, serial no. 3167,
with 21 1/2in. octagonal to round barrel fitted with pinched block and blade front-sight, ladder rear-sight, breech signed 'ADDRESS / POULTNEY & TRIMBLE / BALTIMORE, U.S.A.' and 'Smiths patent / June 23rd 1857', two piece iron mounted walnut stock, short fore-end with a single barrel band, the fore-end with some old bruising commensurate with use, hammer screw broken and one screw missing from triggerguard
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