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Lot 1088: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines 1836-Carbine 64 percus

Scarce U.S. Harper's Ferry Model 1836 Hall Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: September 12, 2014

Lot 1088: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines 1836-Carbine 64 percus

Scarce U.S. Harper's Ferry Model 1836 Hall Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: September 12, 2014

Estimated Price: $4,250 - $5,500
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Scarce U.S. Harper's Ferry Model 1836 Hall Breech Loading Percussion Carbine

Manufacturer: Harpers Ferry Armory Muskets And Carbines
Model: 1836-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 64 percussion
Barrel: 23 inch round
Finish: brown
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Class: Antique
Description:

Model 1836 Hall breech loading carbine that was manufactured by the U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, between 1837 and 1840. The Harper's Ferry Armory made 2,020 Model 1836 Hall carbines between 1837 and 1840; most of these carbines were intended for issue to the U.S. 2nd Dragoon regiment. The Model 1836 carbine has a distinctive 22 inch sliding angular bayonet located in a v-shaped groove below the smooth bore barrel. Model 1836 carbines utilized some components from the Hall Model 1819 Flintlock rifles including the breechblock with high fence rifle trigger guard that is not drilled for a sling swivel and off-set rear sight. The rifle has two pin-fastened iron barrel bands, a spur-shaped breech lever, and sling ring that consists of an eye-bolt, which passes entirely thru the stock and is secured by a spanner nut on the right side of the stock wrist. This carbine has the later pattern stock which lacks the hinged implement box cover found on many Model 1836 carbines. The hammer lacks the hole below the spur found on most Model 1836 carbines. The breechblock has a casehardened finish, the bayonet is bright; the barrel, buttplate and furniture have a brown lacquer finish. The stock is oil-finished black walnut. The top of the breechblock is stamped "J. H. HALL/H. FERRY/US/1834" in four lines ahead of the hammer. There are no other markings on the carbine.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The carbine retains 75% plus of the original brown lacquer finish. Most of the lacquer finish remains on the barrel and sides of the receiver. The barrel bands, trigger guard and buttplate have about 50% of the original finish. The case colors of the breechblock have a dark brown patina. There is some scattered flash pitting on the bolster and fence in the vicinity of the percussion nipple. The bayonet has a silver-gray patina. The breechblock markings are sharp. The stock is fine overall and shows mostly storage wear. There are a number of moderately deep and very old scratches on the left side of the stock near the buttplate and several dents on the left side of the forearm above and below the lower barrel band. All of these marks are very old and probably date from the period of service. The balance of the stock is in very good condition and shows minimal handling wear. This is a fine example of a scarce and early Hall Model 1836 carbine.



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