Old South Military Antiques

Richmond Armory Two Band Carbine
Item #: OS-6526





The carbine shown here was produced in 1864 by the Richmond Armory. It has the standard Richmond brass nose cap and brass butt plate. With the exception of the ramrod and the rear sling swivel, the carbine is completely original as issued.

You will notice from the pictures that the bands have been stamped with the letter "U” to indicate which way to turn the band when reassembling. The lower "U” stamped into the Richmond made band is not in line with the spring band retainer whereas Federal bands line up with the spring retainer. The upper "U” is missing entirely. Another Richmond two band carbine characteristic is that the front band spring is an eighth of an inch shorter than the rear spring, which is correct in this gun.

This carbine’s barrel was reclaimed and reworked at the Richmond Armory; it is not a Richmond rolled barrel, but it is the correct, original barrel. The extremely strong "ghost” around the sight base shows that even the sight, though a Springfield product, is original to the carbine.

The carbine is in good overall condition and functions well. The wood throughout is good having only minor nicks and dings. The ramrod is an original, but to another gun. I think it has been with it a long time, but it is not the original rod.

The metal surfaces have a deep, almost black, natural untouched patina. Though the barrel was not rolled in Richmond, it is never the less a very good, honest, wartime example of a highly desirable carbine and a good value.

Price $7,400.00 USD

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