.52RF, 19" barrel, S/N 7201. Tinned finish, brass buttplate, walnut stock. Standard Sharps & Hankins frame markings, naval inspection on reverse of frame P/HKH. Sling ring for cavalry use removed, original sling swivel in stock toe. Original long range rear sight, front sight blade replaced. While originally intended for cavalry use, a handful of the 19" cavalry carbines ended up in Navy stores and are found with with the late/post Civil War inspection of Commodore Henry K. Hoff. As the navy was experimenting with various protective finishes for firearms at that time, the tinning is likely contemporary to the period of use.
Very good. Retains some of the period tinned finish, with some wear, thinning and loss. The exposed metal has a mostly smooth brown patina. Hammer and trigger retain strong traces of fire blued finish. Markings remain mostly legible, although somewhat weak, probably due to polishing prior to plating. Mechanically functional, good bore with some lightly scattered pitting. Brass with an uncleaned mustard patina. Wood solid with scattered bumps and dings.
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