Black powder/muzzleloader type:
|Model:||1859 Sharps 1862 Confederate Carbine Standard|
|Barrel length:||22 1/16"|
|Rate of twist:||1 in 47"|
|Overall length:||38 3/4"|
|Sights:||Front - Fixed|
|Rear - Graduated|
During the American Civil War, the Confederate arsenals produced numerous guns inspired by the models used by the Union Army. Among the various examples there was a carbine borrowed from the 1859 Sharps model and produced in about two thousand units by "S.C. Robinson Arms Manufactury" in Richmond, Virginia from the 1862 and the 1863. Different from the more famous Sharps carbine, the Robinson's carbine has a frame without the automatic tape primer dispenser device in the right side, the brass barrel band and butt plate and the fixed notch rear sight fitted in the barrel's dove tail. From March 1863 with the acquisition of the Robinson's company by the Confederate government, another three thousand units were manufactured in one year, differentiating from the first units only in the stamped wording on the barrel and on the frame. Our reproduction is addressed to those who are fond of the American guns and to the historical re-enactment battles of the secession war.