|Gibbs, Lucius H.|| ||Oberlin||Ohio||1840s|| |
|Gibbs, Lucius H.|| ||New York||New York||1856|| |
|5,316||October 2, 1847||Patent drawing|
|14,057||January 8, 1856|| Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
Specifications, 2nd page
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Revolver with nine cyliders of seven shots. The nine cylinders were contained
in a tubular buttstock and were moved foreward by gravity after the discharged
one was removed. Gibbs said that the 63 shots could be fired in less than three minutes.
.52 caliber percussion, single shot Gibbs carbine, 22" round barrel marked on the lock plate
Wm F. BROOKS / MANFR NEW YORK and on the receiver
L.H. GIBBS / PAT'D / JANY 8, 1856
Only about 1062 carbines would have been made in 1863 prior to a fire of the Phoenix Armory. Guns would have been issued to the 13th and 14th New York Cavalry and 500 guns to the 10th Missouri Cavalry.
.44 caliber percussion, single shot marked on the lockplate LULL & THOMAS/ILION, N.Y. It is believed that these would be the 20th carbines tested by an Ordnance Board in 1858.