Gallager Carbine

Description (Brief)
This .50 caliber tilt-up barrel breech loading carbine was invented by Mahlon J. Gallager of Savannah, GA. Over 18,000 were used by Union cavalry troops during the Civil War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carbine
carbine, percussion
date made
ca 1862
patentee
Gallager, Mahlon J.
Measurements
overall, carbine: 38 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 98.7425 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*32701B
catalog number
32701B
accession number
69413
serial number
23165
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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