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I have an antique Sharps and Hankins four barrel pistol with

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I have an antique Sharps and Hankins four barrel pistol with a patent date of January 25, 1859. 32 caliber. The company, Shaprs and Hankins notes Philidelphia, Penn. on the barrel. Can you give ma an estimate of it's worth. I may want to include this in my home insurance. Thanks I aso have a Canadian Firearms Registration Certificate which notes it is an antique pistol.

The pistol has been in my husband's (now deceased) possession for over 50 years but I cannot recall exactly which side of his family was the original owner.

J. Baker [email protected]
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Firearms
Expert:  TOM replied 6 years ago.

Hi,

There are no listings in the Blue Book or Standard Catalog of Firearms but I did find one listed on Guns America's auction site. It is a Pepperbox in 32 rimfire with walnut grips. Sale price is $775. http://www.gunsamerica.com/943928442/Guns/Pistols/Sharps-Pistols/Sharps_Hankins_Model_3_32_Rim.htm

Rock Island Auctions had 39 pepperbox's sold in December. Average price was about $1000. They are different manufacturers, but the same style gun, http://www.rockislandauction.com/search/aid/51

I hope this helps you,

Tom

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