Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2277: Civil War U.S. Navy Sharps 1859 Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: October 7, 2021

Very Scarce U.S. Navy Attributed Civil War Sharps Model 1859 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Very Scarce U.S. Navy Attributed Civil War Sharps Model 1859 Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: 1859-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 406
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured c. 1859-1863. A small amount of Model 1859 carbines are known to have been U.S. Navy purchased in the 40000-44000 serial range, are not fitted with a sling bar on the left with no hole drilled in the receiver for one, and feature a rifle buttstock as seen on this example. "C.W.H." marked on left of breech, "A.W.M." marked ahead of buttplate tang. Crisp cartouches on left of stock wrist. Includes modern leather sling. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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