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    EXCEPTIONAL CONFEDERATE RICHMOND SHARPS CARBINE. Serial number 2628, Second Type (Flayderman 10 - 055). A rather early second type probably produced in 1863. This model was manufactured under the auspices of the Confederate central government subsequent to March 1863 after their acquisition of S. C. Robinson's factory. As with all Confederate primary longarms, which characteristically saw very heavy use and have a very low survival rate, an example with exceptional condition is truly a great rarity. This is such an example. Metal is overall smooth and crisp with a nice untouched patina and remains of blue/ case colors on the frame. Deep crisp markings with serial #2628 on the tang and tail of lock, "Richmond, Va." on the top of the barrel near breech. Bore excellent with deep sharp rifling, mechanically perfect with tight crisp action. Brass butt plate and barrel band with nice patina. Original saddle ring, bar, and butt swivel. Wood with old varnish finish with deep dark patina underneath. Minor hairline at left of tang and two small chips with old filler, really very minor. Wonderful saddle wear on cheek side of butt testifying to its suspension from a carbine sling on horseback. A truly exceptional example of this rare and very desirable primary Confederate cavalry carbine.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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