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16th PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY SHARPS CARBINE, SERIAL NUMBER ID

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16th PENNSYLVANIA CAVALRY SHARPS CARBINE,  SERIAL NUMBER ID

 

PRICE   $  3.950.00

DESCRIPTION

A Model 1859 Sharps cavalry carbine serial number 68172.  This carbine is listed in "CIVIL WAR SHARPS CARBINES AND RIFLES"  by Coates and McAulay as having been issued to Pvt. David Brownell, Co L, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

The 16th PA Cav  have an excellent history with the Army of the Potomac. The unit was organized in 1862 and fought in every major battle of the Army. They have a monument at Gettysburg and were participants through the end of the war including the Overland Campaign and the final battles at Five Forks, Sailor's Creek and Farmville.

Brownell was with the regiment through it all and received a severe wound in the arm during  fighting on August 24, 1864 at Reams Station.

A truly identified cavalryman's carbine from a unit that saw service in the war's greatest battles.

CONDITION

    A nice gun that shows wear and service use. Buttstock shows much saddle wear, both cartouches still present. The barrel is smooth with mostly brown patina. Receiver is mostly brown with markings easily  discernible. The top of breechblock has areas of pitting due to the corrosive action of the black powder. Overall a good gun that saw much service with the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac.

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