SHARPS model 1852 carbine, cal 52

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SHARPS model 1852 carbine, cal 52. Flayderman P. 196,item 5 F 005.

Made by Robbins Lawrence Windsor, Vermont. for Sharps rifle Manufacturing Co Hartford connecticut from 1853 up to 1855. Serialised between number 2050 up to 7500, this is a first year production , serial 2793. This one is fitted with varnished stocks. The books on sharps by Frank sellers, page 46 states that only 159 were  ever sold having varnished stocks.  The stock is exceptionally fine for a 1852 carbine, hardly any blemishes, just a tiny chip where the stock meets the frame left side. The stock bears the number 108 and number 520 in the patchbox.  These markings can be found on identified US NAvy specimens and thus this one could well be a militry carbine, (item 5F 006 in the flayderman). But it needs more research to prove this.

This one is completely untouched. the makings are excellent and correct, bore is completely minty and it seems unfired. All metal is light grey  showing light spots, seems pitting, but it does not have  any, metal is smooth.  The original squirrel ear sight is present and it is the early one , as should be.  Works perfect, is all numbers matching. 

Here you have an outstanding model 1852 (difference witht he 1853 is ofcourse the serialnumber and the horizontal spring in front of the lever that opens up the loadingblock.)   probably unfired and naval history to be researched.  RARE