Calisher & Terry Breech Loading Carbine
 Serial #:  NSN  Manufacturer:  Calisher & Terry
56 cal
Model:  Breech Loading Carbine  Type:  Carbine
Barrel Length:  22 inch round  Finish:  blue
Stock:  hardwood

Description:  Very rare, British Calisher & Terry 'door bolt' breech-loading carbine. Calisher & Terry carbines were imported by the Confederate government and issued in limited quantities to Confederate cavalry, and used by the 18th Hussars of the British Army. Fixed front and folding rear sights on barrel with light engraving on the breech around "TERRY'S PATENT 30 BORE" and on the folding bolt/ loading port cover. The frame, hammer and trigger guard are also engraved, with the former marked "THOMAS TAYLOR MEADOWS". The one-piece, English walnut, stock is attached to the barrel by a single barrel band and a wedge, with a cleaning rod, sling rings, saddle ring on the left side, checkering, a light tiger stripe pattern and a smooth steel butt plate with a trap.


"CALISHER & TERRY, LONDON." The breech of the barrel is marked "TERRY'S PATENT .30 BORE." The barrel is marked, forward of the rear sight, "CALISHER & TERRY, MAKERS TO HIS MAGESTY'S WAR DEPARTMENT." The trigger guard tang has a large four-digit number engraved on it. Apparently some of these guns were brought into the South during the Civil War, Jeb Stuart being the most notable personage who carried one. This gun has a nice brown patina, sharp markings and nice wood.