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    GREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER, MASS.PAT\'D. 1864 Warner 1864 Patent Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Greene Rifle Works With Uni Single Shot .50 Rifles
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    GREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER, MASS.PAT\'D. 1864 Warner 1864 Patent Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Greene Rifle Works With Uni Single Shot .50 Rifles

    RiflesSingle ShotUsed£ 1,950

    Very Rare, American Civil War, .50 Bore Warner 1864 Patent Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Greene Rifle Works With Unique Slide Extractor Feature, Saddle Bar & Ring. Sn 15250 - 15250

    The Warner Carbine is a fine example of the many styles of innovative, breech loading, metallic cartridge arms that were procured in relatively small numbers by the US Ordnance Department during the American Civil War. The Warner Carbine was the brainchild of James Warner of Springfield, MA. Warner had a long history of employment in the firearms industry, and had at one time worked at Eli Whitney’s factory in Whitneyville, Connecticut, where he was involved with the production of the Walker pattern Colt revolvers that Whitney produced for Colt. He subsequently went to work for the newly formed Springfield Arms Manufacturing Company of Springfield, MA. Warner served as factory superintendent and sale agent for the company and contributed his designs in the form of several percussion revolving rifles. Springfield Arms Company also produced several models of percussion revolvers in a variety of calibres, some with manually revolved cylinders and some with self-rotating, single action lock mechanisms. In 1864 Warner received two patents related to his newly designed carbine; around Christmas 1864 they were initially issued to the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry and 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry for use in the Civil War. The carbine was a single shot, breech loading, metallic cartridge carbine. This scarce American Civil War Warner Carbine was manufactured by the Greene Rifle Works Worcester Mass USA. The carbine has a pinched blade front sight and a single leaf rear sight. The left side of the barrel and breech have proofs. The left side of the frame has a saddle bar and is marked "GREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER, MASS.PAT'D. 1864". The serial number '11178' is located on the inside of the receiver. It's unique manual slide extractor is located on the underside of the fore stock and functions as it should. The weapon's brass frame and butt plate together with hinged breech block opened by operation of a knurled sliding thumb catch are all excellent and undamaged. It's loading & firing action work (the original main spring is now weak as is common with weapons of this age but operates correctly). It has a 20" round barrel (37" overall). The bore is clean with crisp rifling. The weapon's wood stock with chequered panels is excellent with just the bumps & bruises to be expected of a weapon of this age. The weapon has its original steel saddle bar & ring. The price for this rare Civil War carbine includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rim fire carbine no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. Sn 15250
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategorySingle Shot
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,950
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeGREENE RIFLE WORKS WORCESTER, MASS.PAT\'D. 1864
    Calibre.50
    ModelWarner 1864 Patent Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine By Greene Rifle Works With Uni
    Manufactured YearAmerican Civil War Era
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence
    Barrel length20 inches
    Overall length37 inches
    Your reference15250
    Gun StatusActivated
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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