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Item #29560

British Carbine 1844 Yeomanry - Unit Marked

  • Price: $1,895.00
  • Maker: British
  • Model: Carbine
  • Caliber: .67 Cal

  • Description: NSN, .67 Caliber, 20” barrel with a very good bore that has dark freckling along its length, heaviest towards the muzzle. This is an 1844 dated, “VR” cyphered, Tower-made carbine that has an overall smooth gray-brown patina throughout with a few hints of mild pinprick pitting at the bolster, and some heavier pitting on the tip of the captive ramrod. The markings are still crisp and clear, as are the engraved borders and the knurling on the hammer spur. The wedge-fastened, English walnut stock has a “SARGANT” maker's name stamped into the wood along the belly of the buttstock; “(Broad Arrow)/BO” Board of Ordnance and double arrow deaccession stamp on the right side of the buttstock; large “J9” issue stamp over “QORY” (Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Yeomanry) unit marking on the left side. The wood has numerous small handling marks and minor blemishes scattered throughout under an old, added oil finish. The brass furniture has developed a pleasant, yellow-ochre color with spots of darker patina scattered throughout. The sling bar and ring have a matching, darkly mottled patina while the nipple protector and chain are no longer present (the swivel is still in place, however). The mechanism is still tight and fully functional and the carbine rates fine condition overall. The Queen's Own Royal Staffordshire Yeomanry was first raised in 1794 and spent its tenure in England until the Boer War. This is a fantastic Victorian cavalry carbine and would make a great addition to any collection of British military arms. Antique