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U.S. Civil War Triplett & Scott .50 rimfire repeating carbine circa 1864-65
serial number 533; unique tubular magazine, walnut stock, blue finish, marked "MERIDEN MAN'FG. CO., MERIDEN, CONN." on left side of receiver, "TRIPLETT & SCOTT, PATENT DEC. T, 1864" on tang, "KENTUCKY" on left side of breech.
overall L46" barrel L30"

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #20.04.01 inked on triggerguard tang). Brass plaque with State of Texas Inventory #724-16632 screwed into stock just ahead of buttplate tang.

Literature: Flayderman, Norm. FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS AND THEIR VALUES. 9th ed. Gun Digest Books, 2007. p.635-36, #9B-101.

Graf, John F. STANDARD CATALOG OF CIVIL WAR FIREARMS. Gun Digest Books, 2008. p.175.

Other Notes: Seven shot tube magazine in the butt, loaded from the front. The barrel is rotated 190 degrees to pick up a cartridge from the magazine and load it in the chamber.

Received too late for use during the Civil War. Bought by the State of Kentucky to arm Home Guard troops.

  • Very good bore. 6" crack in stock paralleling the magazine tube. Lower sling swivel is gone and mortise has been filled. No inspector's mark on butt.

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