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Lot 320: Two U.S. Martial Breech Loading Carbines

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Two U.S. Martial Breech Loading Carbines

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

A) N.P. Ames Jenks Navy Mule Ear Percussion Carbine

Manufacturer: Jenks Carbine
Model: Mule Ear-Carbine
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 54
Barrel: 25 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 249
Item Interest: Average
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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

"USN/JCB/P/1842" marked breech. Still retains its original smoothbore configuration. Barrel band screws absent.

B) Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Army Rimfire Carbine

Manufacturer: Sharps & Hankins
Model: 1862 Army
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52 RF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 249
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured c. 1862-65. Sling swivel absent.

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