Ballard Carbine

Object Number: 
1873.23
Date: 
1861-1862
Medium: 
Wood, steel, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 in. ( 97.8 cm ) Part (barrel): 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: left breech: "MERWIN & BRAY/AGTS. N.Y./18..."; right side: "BALLARD'S PATENT/NOV. 5, 1861" incised: left buttstock: "MIT"
Description: 
Wood, steel, and iron percussion carbine; iron furniture; stamped marks on left and right sides of breech; incised lettering on left buttstock.
Credit Line: 
Gift of C.B. Colton
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group