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A .52 CALIBRE SHARP'S MODEL 1853 PERCUSSION CARBINE, No. 10179 FALLING WITHIN THE RANGE OF THE NEW ENGLAND ABOLITIONIST PURCHASE OF 1855-6
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A .52 CALIBRE SHARP'S MODEL 1853 PERCUSSION CARBINE, No. 10179 FALLING WITHIN THE RANGE OF THE NEW ENGLAND ABOLITIONIST PURCHASE OF 1855-6

CIRCA 1854

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A .52 CALIBRE SHARP'S MODEL 1853 PERCUSSION CARBINE, No. 10179 FALLING WITHIN THE RANGE OF THE NEW ENGLAND ABOLITIONIST PURCHASE OF 1855-6
circa 1854
Of standard early production specifications, including the configuration of the early stamped marking on the lock (the butt with a neat repair between the lock and the breech tang, the fore-end similarly repaired immediatly ahead of the action lever)
21¾in. (55.3cm.) barrel
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Nine hundred model 1853 carbines were purchased by the New England Emigrant Aid Society to arm various anti-slavery groups in their violent conflict with opposing gangs in Kansas. The carbines were shipped from New England in crates marked 'Bibles' and 'Books'. Of these, three hundred were shipped to Kansas and a further hundred were found with the infamous John Brown at his capture.
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