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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Cosmopolitan Arms Company/Gwyn & Campbell, Hamilton, OH, U.S.A. 3
Descriptions
wood 4438 blued 267 case-hardened 2 steel 2355
Names
firearm 4093
Subjects
American 37 Civil War 17
Use
carbine 145
Date:
1864
Dimensions:
L: 38.5 in, Barrel length: 19 in, H: 7.5 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
The Gwyn and Campbell single shot, breech-loading, carbine was made from 1862 to 1865; approximately 8,5000 were produced. The arm was used by Union Cavalry during the Civil War and was often referred to as the "Union Carbine".
Inscription:
[lockplate-marked horizontally] GWYN & CAMPBELL (in arch) | PATENT | 1862 | HAMILTON; [front right receiver-marked vertically] UNION | RIFLE; [barrel, receiver, breech block] 4040; [under barrel] PT; [left side of breech] R
Remarks:
Gwyn and Campbell Carbine, .52 caliber. Single shot, breech-loading percussion rifled carbine. Walnut half stock, no forearm, very good condition, few scratches. Barrel, buttplate, breech block, and breech tang. Casehardened trigger and guard lever, lockplate, hammer and receiver. All metal very good condition with minor finish wear to barrel. Barrel round with short octagon section at breech. Conical bead front sight, sliding leaf rear. Sling ring and bar left receiver. Inspectors marks left stock wrist. (Gluckman, United States Muskets, Rifles and Carbines, p. 382) From tag: Cosmopolitan B/L Carbine, Civil War, Percussion Cap. Flat hammer.
Model:
Gwyn and Campbell "Union" Carbine
Caliber/Gauge:
.52
Serial Number:
4040
Accession Number:
1988.8.767

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
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