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
date made
1863
maker
J. F. Garrett & Company
place made
United States: North Carolina, Greensboro
United States: Confederate States of America
Measurements
overall: 39 1/2 in; 100.33 cm
ID Number
AF.32707
catalog number
32707
accession number
69413
serial number
295
Credit Line
U.S. Military Service Institute
subject
Civil War
Firearms
related event
Civil War
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Military
Civil War
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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