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Caliber .52 percussion, Barrel length 22’’. Offered is a standard Civil War era U.S. issued saddle ring carbine. Has a pronounced barrel legend. Features the Lawrence stamped folding carbine ladder rear sight. Has the tape priming system. Proper legends on right and left sides of frame are sharp. All metal is dark brown patina. Wood is good missing two chips at top tang. Loose at frame. Grain separation. Numerous dings. Saddle bar and ring are missing. No visual cartouche. Fine working order, strong rifle bore with black powder abrasion. According to the factory Springfield research letter, this carbine was delivered to the U.S. War Office on October 2, 1863. It was recovered on the front door steps of the Best family farm the morning after the Battle of Monocacy River during the Civil War. It remained in the Best family until several years ago when it was obtained by a collector in Montgomery County, Maryland. The carbine was on loan to and on display by the United States Park Service at the Monocacy River Park south of Frederick, Maryland. This is the only carbine that Springfield Research has found with a history related to the famous battle that saved Washington. This is an exceptional factory documented Civil War chipped and used Sharps carbine recovered from a noted battle, de-accessed from a Maryland museum. Rarely does a collector get a chance to find a Sharps documented from a Civil War battle.
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Minimum Bid: $875.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $4,270.00
Estimate: $3,500 - $4,500
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
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