Remington Split Breech 50 Caliber Carbine
- Licensing Category: Antique
- Maker: Remington
- Caliber/Gauge: .50 Cal
SN 1924 is a Remington Old Model Carbine (split breech). This second model was chambered in the 56-50 Spencer rimfire cartridge. The split breech carbines were the grandfather pieces to the famous Remington Rolling Block rifles that saw world wide military service. This carbine used the same cartridges as the Civil War Spencer. These carbines (15,000) were sub contracted to the Savage Repeating Arms Co of Middletown Connecticut by Remington . All of this model were sold to the U.S. but arrived too late for Civil War serivce. These carbines were repurchased by Remington in 1870 and were resold to France for use in the Franco-Prussian War. This example shows a 20" barrel with a bright excellent bore. The sights are Springfield 1864. Note: This early action has its' quirks - to load this carbine the hammer must be pulled all the way back and held. Open the breech and insert the cartridge, continue to hold the hammer until the breech is closed. The carbine can then be fired. But not if the hammer is not held back until the breech is closed. A less than common U.S. carbine. This example shows the SN on the face of the breech and under the barrel The barrel also shows U.S. inspectors mark CGP P & C for inspector C.G. chandler. The finish is brown grey with light pitting with sound tang markings and US on the butt tang. The wood is very sound. Many of these carbines were reimported following the end of service in the Franco Prussian war and are considered to be a very scarce carbine. See Flayderman 5E-079. A very good example. Antique.