Triplett & Scott carbine

Triplett & Scott Carbine
Type carbine
Place of origin Columbia, Kentucky
Service history
In service 1864-1865
Wars American Civil War
Production history
Designer Louis Triplett
William Scott
Designed 1864
Produced 1864-1865
Number built c. 5,000
Variants Short version, Long version
Weight Long version:
9 pounds (4.1 kg)
Short version
8 pounds 6 ounces (3.8 kg)
Length Long version:
48 inches (1,200 mm)
Short version
40 inches (1,000 mm)
Barrel length Long version:
30 inches (760 mm)
Short version
22 inches (560 mm)

Cartridge .60-52 Spencer
Action lever action
Muzzle velocity 1,025 feet per second (312 m/s)
Feed system 7 bullets, tube magazine

Triplett & Scott was an American repeater rifle, issued to home guard troops who were assigned to protect the supply lines of the Union Army under General Sherman's command.


  • Westwood, David, Dr. (2005), Rifles: an illustrated history of their impact, ABC-CLIO, 470 p., ISBN 1-85109-401-6

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