C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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Item No.: 9426 Price : $2,650.00
Description :
This is an original, Civil War Sharps & Hankins Model 1862 Carbine manufactured in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and chambered for the .52 Rimfire cartridge. The Sharps & Hankins uses a lever to cause the barrel assembly to slide forward for loading a cartridge. Approximately 8,000 were built between 1862 and 1865. This is a Navy type carbine. The Navy purchased 6,686 of these carbines. The Navy version has a sewn leather cover over the 24" barrel to protect the barrel from rusting while serving on naval vessels. In actuality, leather absorbs moisture, probably contributing to rather than protecting against rust. These carbines saw extensive service on Naval vessels and the leather cover is frequently damaged or missing. This carbine is in very good to fine condition. The leather barrel cover is 98% intact, missing only the small tab at the back of the seam on the bottom of the frame. The leather has crackled and flaked in areas, but has been oiled and maintained. The sewn bottom seam is tight. The frame has a light brown over pewter patina. There is a rough dark brown spot on the right side at the trigger. The lever and trigger plate retain a little of their blued finish. The brass butt plate has a golden brass patina. The mechanics of this carbine work very well and the bore is in very fine condition. It remains mostly shiny with strong rifling along its length. The stock is in fine condition with just a few tiny dings from use. This is a very good example of the Sharps & Hankins Navy Carbine, a type that saw much service in the Civil War. Stock no. 25221



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Shop Address:   Mailing Address:
9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
E-Mail: sophiacsarms@aol.com

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