Sharps & Hankins Navy Percussion Carbine

.52RF, 24" barrel, S/N 3193. Case hardened finish, leather covered barrel, wood buttstock with brass buttplate. Right side of receiver marked: SHARPS / & / HANKINS / PHILADA, and left side marked SHARPS / PATENT / 1859. Adjustable ladder rear sight, fixed front sight. One of the first cartridge breech loading long arms to be adopted by the US Navy, some 6,686 were acquired by them ca 1862-1865 for use during the American Civil War. Most saw extensive service and examples with complete leather barrel coverings are relatively scarce.


Very good. Frame with minor traces of case color, otherwise a faded, mottled gray with some light pinpricking. Leather cover very good being mostly intact with some moderate crazing and light surface finish loss. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered light pitting. Stock with wear and scattered bumps and dings.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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