Manufactured by Simeon North, Middletown, Ct. in 1839. Standard Model 1833 single shot, breechloading, smooth bore, percussion carbine in caliber .52. Iron mountings and barrel with brown lacquer finish. Adjustable trigger utilizing a screw through the sear. Rod-bayonet, finished bright, seated under barrel. Bayonet extends to 21-1/2" and is locked in place by a spring lock. Two bands with front band held by a stud band spring, the stud passing through a hole on the right of the band; the lower band is held by a band spring in front. Front sight, set 1-3/16" from the muzzle and open rear sight mounted 2" from the breech, set on the vertical center of the barrel. Weapon has an overall length of 45", a barrel length of 26-3/16" and weighs approximately 8 lbs. 3 oz. North manufactured a total 2,132 (M1833) carbines in 1832. North manufactured a total of 6,135 (M1833s) in .52 caliber from 1836-1839. This was the first U.S. martial percussion arm. This example remains in all original unaltered condition. All metal surfaces are a smooth brown patina. Very good original walnut stocks with no cracks or chips have a sling swivel on lower tang. Has a perfect cartouche on left side. Decent bore could use cleaning. Perfect action. The original Hall tool is in its compartment.