Austrian Model 1842 Cavalry Carbine Civil War Import in 1861 by the Union. 71 cal Rifled Bore (12 groove rifling) VG plus , Mech Exc, Wood VG plus has wear. Has a 14 ½” Rd Barrel . 30 “ overall length. All iron parts. Has a large saddle ring and bar on the left side. The Lockplate is marked 852 . Metal overall has a dark aged brown patina finish with traces of fine pitting. These were ordered for the civil war by George Schuyler Purchasing Agent for the Union Army Acquiring 10,000 carbines from Bohemia in late 1861 Arriving in early 1862 they were immediately issued to Fremont’s Western Command and used until better arms became available. They were placed in storage and sold after the civil war.