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    FINE S. C. ROBINSON CONFEDERATE BREECH LOADING .52 CALIBER PERCUSSION SHARPS CARBINE SERIAL #11. Believed to be the lowest serial number known. S. C. Robinson produced an estimated 1900 of these first type carbines at his factory in 1862 - 1863. The factory was purchased by the Confederate government in March 1863, after which another 3,000 second type carbines were manufactured under their auspices. This is the lowest serial number recorded, thus the earliest example known. Lock markings "S. C. Robinson/Richmond, Va./1862" with serial #11 at rear of lock and breech tang. Brass butt plate and band, which shows some minor casting flaws. Retains the original saddle bar, ring and butt swivel. V notch rear and blade front sights. A very nice completely original Confederate Sharps carbine with the added asset of being the earliest specimen known.

    Condition: All metal with smooth dark patina, just some minor scattered pitting on frame, hammer, breechblock, lock and butt swivel. Brass butt plate and band perfect, untouched/uncleaned. Deeply rifled bore very good, mechanically perfect. Wood with dark rich color showing some saddle wear on butt stock. Small sliver missing on both sides of forestock next to frame, obviously happened long ago with the edges having the same color as thee rest of the wood.

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    December, 2007
    1st Saturday
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