A Greene's Patent British Type breechloading carbine with apparent U.S. surcharge
Serial no. 1697, .54 caliber. Standard British type with 16 inch barrel, crown and VR on lock, issue/inspection marks and with condemned/obsolete double broad arrow at breech end of barrel. Oil-finished buttstock, the left side stamped U.S. below the comb.
Condition: Very good. Retaining much of an older reblued finish, mainly on the forward portion of barrel and on the action. Fine bore. Stock with few scattered marks, some fading and remains of tape by patchbox.