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Very Scarce 1st Model Linder Cavalry Carbine Only 892 Made!
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Here is one that you very seldom see offered for sale! This is the rare first model .58 caliber Linder patent cavalry carbine. In Flayderman's guide they state that only 892 of these 1st model Linder carbines were ever made. The very first Lindner-type carbines produced were actually modifications of surplus Austrian rifles and were the really the first Lindner deliveries to the US Government. They were made by Edward Linder of Manchester, New Hampshire and it is believed that they were physically made at the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. These Amoskeag "1st Model" guns totaled only 500 and were inspected by George Jacobs who was inspecting other Amoskeag produced arms at their Manchester factory. It also shows that in November of 1861 they issued 391 of them to the 1st Michigan cavalry and in 1863, 501 of them went to the 8th West Virginia Mounted Infantry. The gun is unmarked except for on the top of the breech block that reads "EDWARD LINDER'S PATENT MARCH 29,1859". The lockplate is completely unmarked and catches on both positions as it should. The barrel is full-length with the original front and rear sights intact. These Linders have a very odd way of loading. You turn the rotating collar on the barrel 180 degrees to the left and then raise the block up to load the cartridge. The mechanics of the lock catches on all positions. The wood on this one has a gorgeous dark look. On the flat of the stock, opposite of the lockplate, it has the small block letter G.K.J. inspection, the mark of sub-inspector George K Jacobs. The original saddle ring is intact on the back side of the stock. This is a very nice looking example of one of the toughest to find Civil War cavalry carbines.

Item #: B6353
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Your Price:$5,750.00 USD
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