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Confederate Cook and Brothers Carbine#Confederate Cook and Brothers Carbine#Confederate Cook and Brothers Carbine#

Confederate Cook and Brothers Carbine

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Soldier in Confederate uniform and Co. D, 3rd North Carolina Volunteers Regiment hat with short sword and sheath with initials J.L.W., probably for Private John L. Wood of Co. D, 3rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment

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Confederate Cook and Brothers Carbine – Exceedingly rare example of a Conderate Cook and Brothers Cavalry carbine, dated 1864. This exact weapon is pictured and described on pg.s 52-53 of “Confederate Longarms and Pistols” by Richard Taylor Hill and William Edward Anthony, 1978. This gun is .58 caliber, 21.5″ twist barrel, serial no. 4116. The entire gun measures 37 1/8 ” in length. The gun was produced by Cook and Brothers in Athens, Ga. some time between early 1863 and late 1864; original buttplate and barrel bands are made of brass, as is the trigger guard and sling swivels. The characteristic twist is still visible in the barrel, as is the typical Cook and Bros. stamping “Proved” on the left side of rear of the barrel just forward of the breech plug. Front and rear sights are typical of a Georgia-made rifle. The lockplate, exhibiting considerable use, is marked, albeit faintly, Cook and Brothers, Athens, Ga. 1864 with serial number #4116 on the front of the lockplate; the CS flag is visible on the back area of the lockplate. The stock is walnut and has a brass nosecap; in the stock is the F.W.C. inspector’s cartouche. Of considerable, additional interest are the various inlays of bullet lead, in the stock – on the left side of the buttstock are “NC” and “CSA”, while on the right side is a heart and “1861″. This weapon is a fine example of a very rare Confederate weapon; its folk art, soldier inlay is most appealing and adds a very impressive attribute and provenance to the gun. This gun is in overall good condition; it exhibits use, and it does have a repaired crack in the stock, to the back of the lockplate, as well as some minor wood loss behind the nipple. This is a truly rare and remarkable Confederate weapon

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