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Inspector Stamped Sharps & Hankins Naval Carbine With Leather Covered Barrel
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This is a great looking original Civil War Sharps & Hankins patent naval carbine. This model 1862 carbine is one of the most distinctive weapons of the Civil War. They stand out because they were designed with the leather covering that is on the barrel. This was designed to help prevent the barrel from rusting because of the salt air of the sea. This one has the vast majority leather cover and the leather is as has a pleasing look after all of these years. The stitching along the bottom of the leather is still solid after all of the years. This along with the "WCW" stamping on the side of the frame is where the gun was inspected after the Civil War by the navy so it could continue use. These are the initials of the US Navy inspector, Lieutenant Commander William C. Wise. The 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 number of 8,436. According to Flayderman's guide there were only 8,000 of these carbines made with the serial numbers being intermingled with the model 1861 rifles. The stock has a wonderful look to the original walnut wood with some light cracking to the left side of the stock wrist. It has the original rear sight intact with a fine look. The action of the gun works very well on all positions. This is the later production of this style with the firing pin on the frame of the gun. It still has the original sliding safety on the left side of the hammer. This is a very pretty overall example of a cool Civil War carbine you don't often see offered for sale.

Item #: B650
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Your Price:$1,950.00 USD
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