- Nov 28, 2018
I have in my collection what is termed a Naval Sharps Carbine.. This is a Model 1859 Sharps Carbine without Saddle bar and ring and it has a sling swivel on butt stock.. and falls in the serial number range that is classified as the Naval Contract for these...I have John D McAulays book on Civil War Small Arms for US Navy and Marine Corp but there is no mention of this weapon which makes me wonder a bit as John covered some pretty obscure weapons. What is the story on these carbines??