|Tarpley, Garrett and Co.|| ||Greensboro||North Carolina||1863||1864|
|Confederate patent 148||February 14, 1863|| Breech-loading carbines
document distroyed in a fire
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The Tarpley carbines would have been made by this company, however, partnership was with Garrett
.52 or .54 caliber percussion, single shot breechloading carbine, brass frame, walnut stock with iron buttplate and triggerguard, leaf rear and brass blade front sight, markings:
J.H.TARPLEY'S/PAT.FEB. 14/1863 or
J.H.TARPLEY'S PAT.FEB. 14, 1863 CSA and MANUFACTURED BY J & P GARRETT & CO. GREENSBORO,N.C. C.S
serial number on breechblock, frame, barrel and triggerguard,
weight .52 caliber about 6.9 lbs.
weight .54 caliber about 7.6 lbs.
Advertise in Greensboro Patriot, January 14, 1864
"JERE H. TARPLEY - Tarpley's Breech-Loading Gun - This gun has been tested by the Armory at Richmond and Raleigh, N.C., and has stood the test finley, making a favorable impression wherever it has been exhibited. We say, without fear of contradiction, that it is the best Breech-Loading gun in the Southern Confederacy. It can be shot with perfect safety when loaded either from the breech or the muzzle. This gun is less complicated and easier kept in order than any gun that has been invented in this county. The Gun was invented in Guilford County, N.C., and we are now manufacturing it for the State of North Carolina, at our shop in Greensboro. We are ready to sell shop rights to Manufacturers in the gun business in any states in the Confederacy. (Signed) TARPLEY, GARRETT & CO."