M1843 Hall-North carbine. Variant with rifled bore, as in Flayderman 9a-278. Subject of the "Fremont Affair" at the time of the Civil War, where the carbines were sold as surplus, rifled, then sold back to the government at a substantial profit. Accusations of profiteering were leveled at Fremont and the contractor. Dated 1851 on breech block. Metal parts are expertly refinished to high quality blue, bright polish and color case hardening. Stock is lightly refinished with cartouches still visible, free of cracks and chips, with scattered handling marks. An interesting early breechloader with a checkered Civil War history. Mechanically good, sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.
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