A quick and dirty video (filmed & edited on my phone) featuring a Smith Carbine I had a brief look at during the 2019 Winchester Collectors Show. The Smith was a breechloader which saw significant use with Union forces during the US Civil War with over 30,000 being produced. Fouling issues and the use of rubber cased bullets were the rifle's downfall.
We'll hopefully have a more in-depth video on it in the future!
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