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Warner Carbine


Breech-Loaded Rifled Gun


United States | 1864



"The Warner Carbine found its way onto the battlefields of the American Civil War in limited numbers - it arrived in 1864 and the war ended in 1865."

Performance
Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Warner Carbine. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
12
Rounds-Per-Minute
Rate-of-Fire
Physical
The physical qualities of the Warner Carbine. Information presented is strictly for general reference and should not be misconstrued as useful for hardware restoration or operation.
508 mm
20.00 in
Barrel Length
Breech-Loaded; Single-Shot
Action
.50 Rimfire
Caliber(s)
Single-Shot
Feed
Iron
Sights
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Warner Carbine Breech-Loaded Rifled Gun family line.
Warner Carbine - Base Series Name


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During the American Civil War in 1863, James Warner was granted a patent for a new breech-loading, cartridge-based firearm that became known as the Warner Carbine. The design took on a conventional arrangement and was chambered for the .50 rimfire cartridge. A wooden stock and forend bookended the brass receiver which enclosed the working systems of the gun. The trigger unit was underslung in the usual way. The barrel was of 20-inch length and set ahead of the action. Its length was such that only a single band joined it at the stock. This design was handed to the Massachusetts Arms Company to fulfill a production contract in 1864 - the war's final full year.

The carbine proved itself a reliable and effective man-stopping system for its short exposure in the war. A hinge allowed access to the breech for loading / reloading of cartridges and the spent cartridges themselves were extracted by way of a slide at the forend. These qualities made for a very modern weapon for its time - though the carbine was still limited to single shots which could prove a liability in combat.

Due to the end of the war, only about 1,500 of these carbines were completed.

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Contractor(s): Massachusetts Arms Company - USA
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