NEW MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE

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Item Code: 917-03

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The most famous, single-shot, percussion firearm used during the Civil War was the Sharps carbine, a .52 caliber, breechloading firearm invented and patented by Hartford, Connecticut native Christian Sharps. Presented here is an example of the New Model 1863 Sharps carbine that features serial # C,13508.

Carbine has a 21½” long round barrel and a ‘straight-breech’ type lockplate fitted to its walnut shoulder stock and fore stock. Worn address stamped “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD, CONN” on top of barrel in front of rear sight. Worn “NEW MODEL 1863” stamped to rear of sight. Wood is good with original finish and deep, rich color. A faint inspector cartouche is in the sling bar area. Screw heads show light wear. All gunmetal is in uniform color. All iron is dark gray with minor dings, pitting, and wear associated with a gun that has been used.

Maker markings and patent designations are clearly stamped and distinct. The Lawrence patent stamp has a few small dings over it. One piece of Lawrence priming system is missing -- the thin, flat piece that fits atop the lock plate and is directly under the hammer. Serial number sharp and strongly stamped unto the upper plate tang. Breechblock operated properly but is loose and falls open when not “locked”. Hammer does not catch at half-cock, otherwise works fine. Iron bar with sling ring is present. Bore with its six-groove rifling is dirty and pitted.

This New Model 1863 Sharps carbine is a good example of a favorite Civil War cavalry weapon.  [jet]

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