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    Sharps New Model 1859 .52 Caliber Percussion Breech Loading Carbine, #60630 with this number falling very close to a series of guns issued to Co. A 1st Potomac Home Brigade, Maryland Cavalry. All metal smooth and brown with traces of blue. Just some minor pitting around the nipple and some scattered light dings in the lock area, doubtless from honest use and saddle wear, Excellent markings, extreme tip broken from the breech block pin, else mechanically perfect, excellent bore. Wood very good with nice rich patina, the gun being overall untouched/uncleaned. A couple of heavily worn spots around the saddle ring bar, and there is a hairline on the underside of the forestock from the receiver to the band, easily repaired. Also a few small holes on the right side of the forestock, again easily repaired. There are no visible inspectors' marks. A nice untouched example of this desirable Civil War carbine just showing honest wear and use.

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    June, 2011
    25th Saturday
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