Richmond Carbine

Description (Brief)
This .58-caliber carbine was manufactured at the Richmond Armory in 1863. Virginia seized the equipment used for making Model 1855 Rifle Muskets at Harpers Ferry when she seceeded from the Union in 1861. The Model 1855 patterns account for the hump shape of the lockplate.
Object Name
carbine
date made
1863
associated date
1863
maker
Richmond Armory
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 in x 58 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 148.59 cm x 6.35 cm
place made
United States: Virginia, Richmond
United States: Confederate States of America
ID Number
AF*32709
catalog number
32709
accession number
69413
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
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Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Military
Civil War
Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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