E.G. Lamson

*SOLD* 1865 E.G. Lamson Palmer M1865 Carbine .50RF Blue 20" *RARE CIVIL WAR RIFLE*

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  • 1865 E.G. Lamson Palmer M1865 Carbine .50RF Blue 20" *RARE CIVIL WAR RIFLE*
  • 1865 E.G. Lamson Palmer M1865 Carbine .50RF Blue 20" *RARE CIVIL WAR RIFLE*
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Item Description

Bryant Ridge Auction Company is pleased to present this amazing bolt-action single shot civil war issued rifle today for a penny start auction, this is the E.G. Lamson Palmer 1865 Carbine!

Only 1,001 of these carbines are estimated to have been manufactured, all in 1865 on contract for the Union Army.
Manufacturer: E.G. Lamson
Model: Palmer 1865 Carbine
Serial: No Serial
Date of Manufacture: 1865
Caliber: .50 Rimfire
Finish: Blue
Barrel Length: 20"
Optics/Sights: Blade front / Foldable rear
Stock/Grips: Smooth walnut
Action: Bolt action single shot
Markings: Standard

Bryant Ridge's Analysis:
The Palmer model 1865 carbine is a single-shot bolt-action rifle patented in 1863 by E. G. Lamson and Company of Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. 1001 Palmer 1865 carbines were estimated to have been manufactured and delivered to Union forces in the American Civil War one month after the war ended. All rifles (designed to be carbines for cavalry soldiers) were subsequently sold to civilians after the war. The rifle was the first bolt-action rifle to be accepted for use by the US Army Ordnance Department.
Unlike traditional bolt actions, which contain the firing pin centered in the bolt, the Palmer's bolt was machined from a solid block of tubular metal, which had screw type lands and grooves to lock the bolt in place via a short, stubby handle. The hammer of the weapon (located on the right side of the receiver like all other percussion fired rifles of the time period) holds the firing pin at the tip. A tooled, milled slot is visible on the head of the bolt canted toward the right side allows a slight opening for the firing pin atop the hammer to strike the rim-fired cartridge, usually the 56-50 rim fire. The bolt was designed for single-shot action; the cartridges were loaded one at a time.

The design was quite revolutionary, and was seen at the time as a simple breech modification to weapons of the time period to accept metallic cartridges instead of the traditional powder, ball, wad, ram rod and percussion cap, which consumed time during loading procedures. The designer understood that gunsmiths could hopefully modify current percussion rifles from the breech of the gun in the same way flintlocks were modified to percussion using a relatively simple process. 

Return Policy:
We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders. 

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Return Policy

We gladly offer a 3 day unfired inspection policy from the time that the firearm is delivered to your FFL. Refunds are available for all qualifying orders. 


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