This 4th/5th Model Burnside is in good shape. The lock holds well on both full and half cock and the lock plate has good legible stamps and a nice patina. The breech block and the receiver are matching; a rare feature on a lot of war used Burnsides. The receiver lock up is nice and solid.
The barrel is in good condition with both front and rear sights intact and in good condition. The bore is good with strong rifling. There is a "rust ring" half way down the barrel that may clean out with some elbow grease and a brass brush.
The stocks are sound with some handling marks and no major chips or dents.
The hardware is all original and complete, including the saddle bar and ring.
This carbine would make for a great collectors piece, and with it's excellent bore, could even be used as a shooter.