Parkhurst carbine

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Tom Butts
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Parkhurst carbine

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So, here is the latest addition to my collection. I was very lucky to stumble upon it and even luckier to be able to acquire it. I have not seen one in real life before.

Thoughts?
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Re: Parkhurst carbine

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That is pretty wonderful, Tom!
Everything seems right for a second block model 1899 carbine, built around September-October of 1900.

The biggest mystery is the threaded muzzle, Maxim silencer?

The 'shield shaped' escutcheon at the toe of the stock suggests a past civilian owner?

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That is GREAT, Tom. REALLY happy for you! I've never seen a Parkhurst in over 50 years of collecting. I'm sure that part of that is geographical, living in northern CA, but still . . .

Guess it needs to be added to our database . . . ahem . . . . chuckle . . . ahem. . . .

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This Springfield Armory - NP Historic Site display shows a 'Parkhurst carbine', configured like Tom's, except for his 'threaded-muzzle' and stock toe escutcheon plate.
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Tom - Searching the internet I found a couple of examples of Krag carbines with threaded muzzles.

'Parkerswede' posted pictures of a model 1899 Krag (#280905) on 'Gunboards' in August 2021.

I also found pictures of an '1895 marked' carbine, serial number 30258.

This may give some credibility to civilian purchased Krag carbines being fitted for Maxim silencers in the 1920, when commercially available?
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Congratulations on your very nice find! It even has the 1886 carbine rear sight!!! Now all you need are the clips, tactical sling and suppressor to get you up to snuff for some serious special ops.

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Some Maxim Catalog views from 1920s.
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A slight enlargement of the 'thread-protector' on Tom's Parkhurst carbine.

(I could not see the knurling on the initial pictures).
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Beautiful carbine, Tom. What a unique and special carbine. Glad you found this treasure! Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks for the input everyone.

Here is a close up of " 'shield shaped' escutcheon at the toe of the stock". It looks like a piece of tape. So, yes, likely from a past civilian owner. I am leaving it there, at least for now. It ahs been there a long time and might mean something. To me, it looks like it could say # 21, or # 27. What do others think?
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