Austrian 1842 Cavalry Carbine
Me again asking for you assistance. I am looking at this Austrian 1842 Cavalry Carbine. I believe the nose cap isn't original to the rifle, who can say after all these years. Any thoughts, ideas or suggestion greatly appreciated. These are not my photos, borrowed from seller.
The owner wrote:
"OK, so I picked up this antique from the States, and it is definitely . . . different. It appears to be a cavalry weapon of some sort, as the side plate has 2 saddle-rings attached to it, and they definitely appear original. The cheekpiece has a distinctive Germanic feel to it. The barrel is a scant 14.5" long, and the overall length of the gun is 29.5", and the weight is probably around 5.5 - 6 pounds. Ready for this? The caliber is .75, rifled with 12 lands and grooves, and the bore is quite shootable."
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