Scarce Civil War Palmer Bolt Action Carbine (AL6977)
The single shot bolt action Palmer was the first U.S. military bolt action metallic cartridge arm. The E.G. Lamson and Co., Windsor, VT, delivered 1001 in June 1865. While they were delivered after the hostilities had ceased, many consider them to be Civil War guns. The 20" round 50 rimfire barrel has an excellent bore with bright, strong rifling. The barre has an even smooth blue-brown finish, The lock, butt plate, trigger guard, and band have much of their case colors. The stock is excellent with no cracks or chips and almost no wear. The barrel is sub-inspected with a very small BFS on the left below the rear sight and the butt plate tang has an F sub-inspection mark. The stock is not inspected. The sling ring and bar are present. The action functions correctly. This essentially unused Palmer bolt action carbine is fit for the finest collection.