Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1165: Civil War Sharps & Hankins 1862 Short Cavalry Type Carbine

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Scarce Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Short Cavalry Type Saddle Ring Carbine

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Scarce Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Short Cavalry Type Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Sharps & Hankins
Model: 1862 Army
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 52 RF
Barrel: 19 inch round
Finish: tin
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 276
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 126
Class: Antique
Description:

This is one of approximately 1,000 Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Short Cavalry Type Carbines manufactured. These are known to have been issued to the 11th New York Volunteer Cavalry. This example features a tin finish, staple and saddle ring on the left of the frame, and matching serial numbers on the upper tang and bottom of the barrel inside the action. Matching serial number "4166" marked on the upper tang, on the inside of the frame, underside of the barrel and on the lever. "1429" stamped on either side of the stock wrist, and "1348" stamped on top of the stock ahead of the buttplate tang.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining strong traces of the original tin finish, strongest in protected areas, with smooth brown patina on the balance and clear markings in the metal. The re-oiled stock is also very good with numerous scattered scratches and dents, some areas of filler along the edges, and crisp stampings. Mechanically excellent.



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