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Object Name PISTOL CARBINE
Catalog Number 0985.13.00920, a-c
Description Single shot percussion pistol carbine with a detchable stock (.920a), false muzzle (.920b), and telescopic sight (.920c). 11.75" barrel, 1" false muzzle; spur trigger guard. "M. James / Utica N.Y."
Owned Unknown
Made Morgan James, Utica, New York
Provenance This pistol carbine is an example of a long gun used by sharpshooters on both sides during the Civil War.

Morgan James produced many heavy muzzle-loading sharpshooters’ rifles for Berdan’s Sharpshooters and other US Army units during the Civil War, many of which were equipped with telescopic sights.
Subjects Firearms
Guns
Sharpshooting