30,000 Smith Carbines were manufactured during the Civil war and was used by various cavalry units . This is a .50 caliber percussion. The reciever still has some of the original case hardening. Has an adjustable rear sight for elevation. The bore is still in very good condition and also has excellent rifling. Besides some very minor scratches, the wood stock is in good condition. Has a break action for loading and used rubber cartridges which sealed the gases in the breech.