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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