Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine

Description (Brief)
Springfield Armory developed the Model 1855 Percussion Pistol-Carbine for use as a pistol on horseback, or as a carbine on foot. The .58 caliber muzzle loader featured an attachable shoulder stock and a Maynard tape primer. During the same time period, the development of Colt revolvers made the Pistol-Carbine obsolete.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pistol-carbine
pistol-carbine, percussion
date made
1855
associated date
1855
maker
Springfield Armory
Measurements
overall: 2 1/4 in x 28 1/2 in x 8 3/8 in; 5.715 cm x 72.39 cm x 21.2725 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*43565
catalog number
43565
accession number
164794
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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