Lot #128
Lot #130

Lot 129: Civil War Sharps & Hankins 1862 Navy Carbine with Sling

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Lot 129: Civil War Sharps & Hankins 1862 Navy Carbine with Sling

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Civil War Sharps & Hankins 1862 Navy Carbine with Sling

Manufacturer: Sharps & Hankins
Model: 1862 Navy
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52 Spencer
Barrel: 24 1/8 inch round
Finish: leather/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1327
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 67
Class: Antique
Description:

6,686 Model 1862 carbines with full length barrel covers were manufactured by Sharps & Hankins in Philadelphia in 1862-1865 under contract with the U.S. Ordnance Department for the U.S. Navy. Very few of them are found today with significant portions of their leather barrel covers remaining making this carbine absolutely outstanding. The leather cover on the barrel is secured by screws at the breech and was designed to protect the barrel from corrosive saltwater. It has a band at the muzzle, blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, and standard Sharps & Hankins markings including matching serial numbers. It has a small brass collection tag marked "121."

Rating Definition:

Very good. The full length leather cover nearly all remains aside from some surface flaking and tears where it covers the front of the frame. The visible iron surfaces have a silver gray patina and some slight pitting. The brass has aged patina. The revarnished stock is fine with and mild scrapes and dings. Mechanically excellent.



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