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    Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Navy Model Carbine. Sharps & Hankins of Philadelphia produced about 8,000 carbines from 1862 until 1865 of which the Navy purchased the majority. The carbine was a .52 caliber rimfire breechloader with the barrel sliding forward on opening of the combination trigger guard/lever. The rifled barrel measures 24", most of the bluing is worn off leaving a uniform brown patina to the metal surfaces, and the walnut stock with brass butt plate has a hairline crack at the wrist. The sling swivel is present at the bottom of the stock. The frame on the right side is marked "Sharps/ &/ Hankins/ Philada." and on the left "Sharps/ Patent/ 1859" with serial number "6995" stamped at the back of the frame. When issued, the Navy models metal surfaces were covered by leather to prevent rusting. As commonly found, this example has long since lost the leather covering. Otherwise, this carbine is complete, in working condition and would rate an overall good condition.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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