Bristol Firearm Co. Burnside in 54 Caliber.
used, no box or papers.
Stock has handling marks and scratches. Overall condition is good for age.
No bluing, all metal. Bore is frosty but rifling is prominent.
Breech loading special brass cartridge black powder.
Serial #: 660.
Would have been used during civil war, based off of serial number. Over 55,000 made, and this is number 660. Very early model, and in great condition. Get a piece of history.
Pressing the weapons two trigger guards opened the breech block and allowed the user to insert a cartridge. When the trigger was pulled, the hammer struck a percussion cap and caused a spark; a hole in the base of the cartridge exposed the black powder to this spark. The unique, cone shaped cartridge sealed the joint between the barrel and the breech. Most other breech-loading weapons of the day tended to leak hot gs when fired, but Burnside's design elimiating this problem.
In 1857, the Burnisde carbine won a competition at West Point against 17 other carbine designs. Despite that, only a few were ordered by the government, but that changed with the outbreak of the Civil War, when they ordered over 55,000 for use by the Union cavalrymen. This made it the third most popular carbine of the Civil War behind the Sharps and Spencer.
This item is on consignment. Reasonable offers may be considered. The owner of this firearm has taken it home, so if there are any specific questions, there may be a delay while we wait to hear from him. Thank you for your understanding.
$60 to 48 states. Includes insurance.
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