Gwyn & Campbell 1st Model Carbine, SN # 3159

$2,795.00

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Description

Presented here in a scarce Type 1 Gwyn & Campbell carbine, also known as the ” Grapevine Carbine” in very good overall condition. One of some 4.200 carbines produced, the .52 caliber, percussion breech-loading carbine was the invention of businessmen Edward Gwyn and partner Abner C. Campbell, Both of the later Type 2 Style most often encountered in the collection field. the U.S. Ordnance Dept. granted over a dozen contracts to Gwyn & Campbell for a total of 8.202 carbines of both types. A number of Federal cavalry units were armed with the G&C carbine and included the 3ed Wisconsin, 2ed and 3rd Iowa, 2ed & 3ed Arkansas, 5th and 8th Ohio, 5th, 6th, and 16th Illinois.

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