Very fine example of a Ball repeating carbine manufactured by Lamson & Company Windsor, Vermont. .50 caliber 21-inch round barrel rimfire repeating 7 shot carbine with estimated production to be around 1000.
Strongly marked on the left side of the receiver E.G. LAMSON & COMPANY/ WINDSOR, US/BALL'S PATENT JUNE 23, 1863/MARCH 18, 1864. According to the late Norm Flayderman the Federal government contracted for these arms in 1864 and delivery was note made until May 1865 after the war had ended. Even though it is not likely the arms saw service during the war they are still considered by some collectors to be a Civil War arm. Original case hardening visible on the receiver in places with the original blue turning a smooth brown on the barrel. The original walnut stock is fine condition showing little use but devoid of any inspector's cartouches. The mechanical action is perfect and operates fine. Overall, this gun would benefit from a good cleaning and still a very fine example that was probably never issued and sold surplus after the Civil War.
Item # TB80
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