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TRIAL SERIAL NUMBER! Navy Model Sharps & Hankins Rifle ONLY 700 MADE!
Item #: A5923
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This is a tough to find Civil War Sharps & Hankins patent Navy rifle. This model 1861 navy rifle is one of the most distinctive weapons of the Civil War. They stand out because they have a loading action is also unique to this pattern of gun. When you drop the triggerguard the entire barrel moves forward so the single cartridge can be inserted. The frame has the "SHARPS & HANKINS PHILADA” makers mark as well as the "SHARPS PATENT 1859” on the back side of the frame. It has the serial numbers of 554. This is one of the things that make this gun so special. IN Frank Sellers book on the weapons made by Sharps, he states that only four of these guns were sent to the Washington Navy Yard for trial firing. He lists them by serial number and this #554 is one of those guns. He notes that it is believed that these were delivered on November 25th 1862. According to Flayderman’s guide there were only 700 of these navy rifles made with the serial numbers being intermingled with the model 1862 carbines. They also can be distinguished from the naval Sharps and Hankins carbines because of the 32-3/4ths inch blued barrel where the standard leather covered barrel navy has the 24 inch barrel. The navy model also has the saber bayonet lug on the underside of the barrel. When you drop the block down on these guns the barrels slide forward for loading. The stock has a good overall look to the original walnut wood. On the underside of the stock it has the original sling swivel still intact. The sights is intact on both the front and breech of the barrel. The action of the gun clicks into position nicely. The hammer of the gun is designed with the striking pin in the center of the hammer. It also has the original sliding safety on the left side beside the hammer. The barrel still has the original lands and grooves of the rifling still visible. Somewhere along thew line, the forestock has been replaced with a forestock off of a Spencer rifle. It is priced accordingly. This is a very cool Civil War Sharps & Hankins navy model rifle that has the distinction of being one of the four guns sent to the Washington Navy Yard for weapon trials.

Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
$3,850.00 USD

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