SHARPS & HANKINS “ARMY” MODEL 1862 CARBINE

$1,995.00

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Item Code: 218-524

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Referred to as the Sharps & Hankins Second Model 1862 carbine. This weapon is a wartime .52 caliber, rimfire, breechloading firearm designed by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps.

Presented is a good original specimen of the design called the “Army” type carbine. The weapon does not have its barrel covered with a black leather sleeve as the “Navy” carbine used as rust protection from the sea salt and air. This carbine was produced by Sharps & Hankins in Philadelphia, PA. It fired a No. 56 (.52 caliber) Sharps & Hankins metallic rimfire cartridge.

By tripping the small finger release and operating the lever, the barrel slides forward to accommodate the cartridge. Weapon has a 24” long barrel with no forend, an iron blade front sight and a typical Civil War ‘tangent style’ rear sight graduated to 800 yards with a leaf that pivots at the front and raises forward in an arc. Hammer, trigger and rear sight show original color. All other metal parts have been nickel plated, including the brass butt plate. Right side of the frame exhibits the address “SHARPS / & / HANKINS / PHILADA” in four lines while the left side frame shows the patent “SHARPS / PATENT / 1859”. Stampings are clear. All lock screws are original and in very good condition. Metal surfaces of the carbine are plated and are bright silver in appearance. Sling swivel on bottom of buttstock. Serial # 6641 is sharp and strongly stamped unto the upper plate tang and into the underside of the barrel at the breech. Carbine exhibits tight and crisp mechanics. Bore is bright and clean with sharp rifling.

So many of these carbines were purchased by the Navy that this gun could have been plated for Navy use. Or was it done by a G.A.R. post for parades? Regardless, this Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 “Army” carbine is a wonderful, original arm of the Civil War and would add to any display or collection of arms. [jet]

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