Remington Split Breech 50 Caliber Carbine

Antique Item #C1898

Remington Split Breech 50 Caliber Carbine

  • Price: $2,350.00 CAD
  • Licensing Category: Antique
  • Maker: Remington
  • Model: Carbine
  • Caliber/Gauge: .50 Cal

  • Description:

    #2391 is a Remington Old Model Carbine (split breech) .  This second model was chambered in the 56-50 spencer rim fire 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 cartridge 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 service.  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 good plus 50 caliber bore.  The sights are Springfield 1864 with military blade front.  Note: 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 filled.  if the hammer is not held it can slam fire. A less than common U.S. carbine that is considered to be very scarce, see Flayderman 5E-079.  The survival rate following the Franco Prussian war was very low.  This example shows the original U.S. inspectors mark P C under the band.  The serial #2391 is on the underside of the barrel and on the front face of the receiver.  This example shows a smooth brown finish, a smooth faded case frame and clear tang markings.  The wood is  showing an old arsenal repair on the left of the tang and a secure crack at the toe of the butt.  A very scarce Remington Military carbine.