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U.S. Model 1843 Hall-North
Barrel Length: 21"
Commonly called a Hall carbine, this weapon was produced from 1844 to 1853. The Hall is a smoothbore black powder weapon that loads from the rear of the gun making it a much better weapon for troops on horseback. However, it still uses a percussion cap to fire. Many of these carbines were issued to the United States Dragoons at Fort Smith and were used during the Civil War.
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Did You Know?
The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, (Muscogee) Creek and Seminole Indian tribes were forcibly moved to Indian Territory on what became known as the Trail of Tears. The Arkansas River served as a water route to Fort Smith where they received supplies before crossing the river into Indian Territory.