Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 282: Civil War U.S. Navy Sharps .56 Caliber New Model 1859 Rifle

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Scarce Civil War U.S. Navy Contract Sharps .56 Caliber New Model 1859 Percussion Rifle with Saber Bayonet

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,250

Scarce Civil War U.S. Navy Contract Sharps .56 Caliber New Model 1859 Percussion Rifle with Saber Bayonet

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: 1859-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 56
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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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.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Approximately 900 .56 caliber rifles in the 33,000-34,000 serial number range purchased by the U.S. Navy between December 1860-April 1861 for issue to Marines and sailors on warships. "(Navy anchor)/U.S" marked top of breech. "GDM" collection initials marked at the toe of the stock. Includes leather sling, "Navy anchor" marked brass handled saber bayonet and leather scabbard. Bayonet is very fine with some light pitting, scabbard is very good with some light cracking/age wear. Provenance: The George Moller Collection

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