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    Exceptional Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Carbine. Serial No. 10586, .52 rimfire caliber, 23 3/4-inch barrel with standard sights and rare leather covering present. Case-hardened frame. Breech opened by manipulation of lever below. Hammer safety. Walnut buttstock with brass buttplate and steel rear sling ring. 6686 of this model were manufactured. Overall really excellent condition. The leather barrel covering 90% intact and very sound, missing just one small piece on the underside of the frame. The frame retains 70% of the original case coloring mixing with smooth gray patina. Mechanically perfect, excellent bore. Wood untouched, just showing a few minor dents exemplary of honest, careful use. A very nice example of this scarce and desirable Civil War Navy carbine with exceptional leather barrel covering.

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    December, 2012
    8th Saturday
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