Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1159: Civil War U.S. Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Carbine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Civil War U.S. Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Carbine

Manufacturer: Sharps & Hankins
Model: 1862 Navy
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52 RF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 321
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 125
Class: Antique

Government records list 6,686 of these carbines purchased for the Navy. The leather cover on the barrel was designed to protect the barrel from corrosive saltwater; many are badly damaged or absent due to extensive service, unlike this fine example which survived with its leather covering. Blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, and standard markings.

Rating Definition:

Very good, exhibiting a mix of silver and brown patina on the casehardened surfaces with some scattered patches of light pitting. The leather barrel cover is also very good with some areas of light cracking. The re-oiled wood is fine with some scattered scratches and dents, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent. Professionally made modern replacement rear sling swivel.

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