Lee Single-Shot Carbine
Courtesy Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Rare single-shot break-open carbine that pivots to right side for loading. Chambered for .44 rimfire cartridge. Has 21.5" barrel, with hammer mounted in center of frame. Carbine has walnut buttstock, but no forearm and marked "Lee's Firearms Co. Milwaukee, Wisc.". Approximately 450 manufactured between 1863 and 1865. Few surviving examples and one should be wary of fakes.