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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
American 350 E.G. Lamson & Co., Windsor, VT 4
Descriptions
plain 345 walnut 486 steel 2355 trigger 354
Names
firearm 4093
Use
carbine 145
Date:
1864
Dimensions:
L: 37.5 in, Barrel length: 21 in, H: 7 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This is the Ball breech-loading repeating carbine. About 1000 were made in 1864-1865, but it is doubtful if any were issued for Civil War service since they were not delivered until May 14, 1865. The piece loads and ejects from the side of the receiver. The magazine is below the barrel. It was invented by Albert Ball of Windsor, VT and patented under several numbers during 1863 and 1864. E.G. Lamson and Co. was organized out of Lamson, Goodnow and Yale of Windsor, VT, and manufactured the Ball carbine.
Inscription:
[on left side of receiver:] E. G. LAMSON AND CO./WINDSOR, VT./U.S./ BALLS PATENT/JUNE 25, 1863/ MAR. 15, 1864 [on front barrel band:] S
Remarks:
Re-catalogued 4-12-93 JMH; non-standard rear sight
Model:
Ball Breech-loader Repeating Carbine
Caliber/Gauge:
.50 cal. rimfire
Serial Number:
630 or 1406 (serial number needs to be verified)
Accession Number:
1988.8.584

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum.
If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.


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