US Model 1833 Hall Percussion Carbine with wooden stock and steel barrel, butt plate, trigger and lock components. The sliding ramrod style bayonet is missing. The only written identification on the rifle is a small stamped "JCS" in the metal on the proper left side of the rear sight and "U" on the proper right (PR) side of the forend cap. On top of the breech is engraved "US, S. North, Midl TN, CONN, 1838". For background information, see attached document in Multimedia links.
This Hall Carbine is the second and more common type of Model 1833 manufactured by Simeon North. These arms were originally ordered and made specifically for the First Regiment of the U.S. Dragoons, the federal cavalry formed in 1833. The Model 1833 was the first percussion arm of any type ever officially adopted.
|Dimensions||W-3.5 L-45 Cir-4.5 inches|