G64 - Maynard Breechloading Carbine

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G64 - Maynard Breechloading Carbine

2,250.00
This is, without doubt, one of most unusual Maynard's I have ever owned. It is a .40 caliber model with all the features of the Type II model, except that is has the folding tang site generally associated with the Type I Maynard and may have been produced in transition. It has the date 1865 and a 27xxx serial number on the lower tang behind the breech lever. The overall length is 36_" and the round, blued barrel (now mostly gray) is 20" long. The once case-hardened lock is also gray having aged consistently with the barrel. The front of the frame is marked, Manufactured by/Massachusetts Arms Co/Chicopee Falls, and the back, Edward Maynard/Patentee/May 27, 1852/Dec 8 1859. In all, more than 72,000 Maynards were produced and the govt purchased 20,002 of them. Consequently the Maynard was one of the most popular carbines of the War. The wood on this one is particularly nice, with a most unusual and spectacular fine flame-grain pattern on the butt stock. Maynards are very distinctive-looking carbines. Their butt stocks were made without combs and they had no fore-stock, so they have an extremely "slim" appearance. This is a particularly handsome specimen and should be proudly and prominently displayed
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