Model 1864 Burnside Carbine

Description (Brief)
This .54 caliber breech-loading carbine was designed in the 1850s by Ambrose E. Burnside who became a Major General in the Civil War. It fired cartridges with copper or foil casings. The Union purchased over 55,000 of them for use by cavalry.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1863
patentee
Burnside, Ambrose E.
maker
Burnside Rifle Company
place made
United States
Measurements
overall, carbine: 39 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in; 100.33 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
AF.209405
catalog number
209405
accession number
37586
serial number
17107
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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