Item #23189

11th NY Volunteer Civil War Sharps & Hankins Short Cavalry

  • Price: $1,995.00
  • Maker: Sharps
  • Model: Carbine
  • Caliber: .52RF

  • Description: Serial #9612, .52 RF, 19" barrel with a very good bore that has minor freckling and mild pitting within the grooves. This is one of 1000 or so short cavalry carbines with USN inspector markings ("P/WCW") on the frame. The metal has an overall dark patina with plum-brown mixing with pewter gray throughout and scattered small peen marks and minor blemishes (heaviest at the muzzle and along the lower wrist tang and lever). The rear sight is a period replacement and the sliding safety next to the hammer has been removed. The walnut buttstock has an added varnish finish throughout over numerous small handling marks and blemishes and the brass buttplate has developed a pale yellow patina. The barrel lock-up is still tight and the mechanism is fully functional. These carbines were known to have been used by the 11th New York Cavalry Regiment and are often referred to as the "11th New York Model". They are rare weapons and are seldom seen in any condition. This example is in good-very good antique condition and would make a great addition to any Civil War or Sharps collection. Antique