Tarpley Carbine

Description (Brief)
This .52 caliber breechloading percussion carbine was invented by Jere H. Tarpley, of Greensboro, North Carolina and was made by the J. and F. Garrett Company also in Greensboro. It was notorious for leaking scalding hot gas from its breech and only a few hundred were made between 1863 and 1864.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carbine
carbine, percussion
date made
1863
maker
J. F. Garrett & Company
Measurements
overall: 39 1/2 in; 100.33 cm
place made
United States: North Carolina, Greensboro
United States: Confederate States of America
ID Number
AF*32707
catalog number
32707
accession number
69413
serial number
295
subject
Civil War
Military
Firearms
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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