Burnside 5th Model Carbine
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Hei Fantastisk flott Burnside Carabin selges. Her finner man flott info, vedrørende objektet. https://www.forgottenweapons.com/americas-first-metallic-cartridge-the-burnside-carbine/ Mvh Make: Burnside Rifle Co. of Providence, Rhode Island Model: 5th Model Carbine Serial Number: 4234 Year of Manufacture: Page 115 of Springfield Research Service of U.S. Martial Arms Volume 3 shows serial number 4228 as having been issued to the Loudoun County Rangers in 1865, which is only a few off from this rifle, the book shows serial numbers 1703 to 39521 as having pretty much all been issued to this unit. The other 3 volumes do not have serial numbers any closer than this. Caliber: .54 Caliber Self Contained Belted Brass Cartridge Action Type: Single Shot, Rotating Block, Breech Loaded Percussion Rifle. Markings: The lock plate is marked “BURNSIDE RIFLE CO. / PROVIDENCE RI”, the underside is marked with the serial number. The top of the barrel has a scripted "B", the top of the receiver is marked "BURNSIDE PATENT / MODEL OF 1864" and the serial number. The top of the breech block is marked "5335". The lever, lever release, lower tang, trigger guard and butt plate have inspector marks. Barrel Length: 21”, Round Sights / Optics: The front sight is a triangular base that is dovetailed onto the barrel. The rear sight presents a “V” notch in the down position and when flipped up gives a "V" notched elevation leaf for 300 and 500 yard adjustments, the base is set to the barrel by the breech. Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth walnut. The forend has a barrel band and shows deeper, dark gouges and scrapes. The butt stock has a sling swivel on the belly and a strait wrist. The butt stock shows a few marks, there are no visible cracks. It appears both stocks received a varnished finish a very long time ago, they do not appear to be sanded. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the the metal butt plate; the plate does not have finish remaining and has spots of erosion, in Good condition. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition. Type of Finish: The barrel is blue, the receiver and components may have been case colored. Finish Originality: The surfaces are original. Bore Condition: The bore is mid gray in areas and the rifling is slightly worn but still defined. There are some spots of mild erosion but in general, the bore looks very nice for its age. We were able to clean quite a bit of fowling out, some areas appear to be solid surface erosion, found in scattered form; further maintenance may improve the bore further. Overall Condition: No finish remains, the markings are clearly defined, telling us that rub wear, handling and time have honestly removed the blue and case coloring. The bare surfaces have spots of erosion and a few general handling marks. The saddle ring bar is strait and without major damages. The wood to metal fit is generally very crisp, same with metal to metal matings. The screw slots are highly serviceable. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition. Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This rifle is a 5th model carbine which has an added screw on the right of the receiver to make loading a more fluid process. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None Our Assessment: As mentioned, this rifle is found to be only 6 off from a documented rifle that was issued in a large series to the Loudoun County Rangers of Virginia in 1865. From http://www.loudounhistory.org/history/loudoun-cw-rangers.htm "Several times during the war, and at least three times on the Maryland bank of the Potomac, the Rangers were surprised in their camps and badly mauled by large, concentrated forces of White's or Mosby's command. At least twice the Rangers claimed that the striking Rebels wore blue uniforms, which allowed them to get close enough to deliver a surprise knockout blow, but this has always been disputed. When both companies of the Rangers were camped at Keyes Switch on the B&O Railroad just west of Harpers Ferry on April 6, 1865, few expected any threatening activity from the all-but-beaten Confederate Army. Military discipline, accordingly, was at low ebb. The Rangers were relaxing in camp when a force of 250 horsemen approached from the northwest on the Charlestown Pike. Since they wore blue uniforms, no one took undue notice. Mosby's troops, thus undetected, captured every horse and man in the camp, some 81 horses and 65 men." This rifle's breech bolt does not have the same serial number as the barrel or receiver but it is not uncommon to see rifles re-built in order to see combat once again. This rifle has a potentially wild past life and may have even fallen into Confederate hands at the end of the war. With all of its age and use, it certainly has a lot of character and this highly historic item will do great in any collection. NRA ANTIQUE FIREARM CONDITIONS STANDARDS:
- FACTORY NEW: All original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.
- EXCELLENT: All original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.
- FINE: All original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.
- VERY GOOD: All original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.
- GOOD: Some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or re-blued; principal letters, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
- FAIR: Some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or re-blued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
- POOR: Major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collector's firearm.