SCARCE CONFEDERATE BREECH LOADING 1ST MODEL MORSE CARBINE

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!

 

SCARCE CONFEDERATE BREECH LOADING 1ST MODEL MORSE CARBINE

01-24681
Cal. 50
S# 206

This is a complete & original example of 1st Model Morse carbine with solid brass breech door, majority of survivors are damaged, missing, or repaired. Brass frame carbine is in standard configuration. 40″ overall, 20″ octagonal to round barrel, fixed rear sight, iron & brass inset front sight, maple stock, brass tipped ramrod threaded to extract brass cleaning jag in butt. Though 200 of these 1st Models were made in Greenville, SC, they are rarely offered as complete unrestored survivors are very scarce. Morse was ahead of his time utilizing reloadable center fire cartridges which today are as rare as the carbines.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of chapter on Morse carbines from Murphy and Madaus text. CONDITION: very good overall, complete & matching, wood superior with well preserved cryptic inspection initial “T” on bottom of butt stock rear of lower frame extension. Brass has been cleaned and toned to mottled dull patina. Mechanics are fine, good rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection. 

STATUS: ANTIQUE

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