Remington Breech Loading Carbine

Description (Brief)
This second type Remington Breech Loading Carbine features Remington's famous rolling block action. It fired a .50 caliber metal rimfire cartridge and was the last type of firearm purchased by the Union government during the Civil War. Approximately 5,000 .46 caliber Type I carbines were delivered in 1864 and 1865. The first .50 caliber Type II carbines were not delivered until September 1865. The U.S. government sold the bulk of these carbines back to Remington in 1870 who sold them to France for the Franco-Prussian War.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
carbine
carbine, split breech, rimfire
date made
1864
associated date
1864
patentee
Rider, Joseph
Geiger, Leonard M.
maker
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Measurements
overall, carbine: 34 in x 1 3/4 in; 86.36 cm x 4.445 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*247495
catalog number
247495
accession number
47226
subject
Firearms
Military
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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