NEW MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE

$2,750.00 SOLD

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Item Code: 218-521

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 a very fine specimen of the New Model 1863 Sharps carbine with serial # 98737.

Carbine has a 21½” long round barrel and a ‘straight-breech’ type lockplate fitted to its walnut shoulder stock and fore stock. All wood is excellent with original finish and deep, rich color. No inspector cartouches can be found in the sling bar area. Barrel address is well worn with portions of “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD, CONN” in front of rear sight. “NEW MODEL 1863” stamped to rear of sight. Lock screws are original and in good condition. All gunmetal is in good condition.

Maker markings and patent designations are clear and distinct. Serial number sharp and strongly stamped unto the upper plate tang. Breechblock operating lever mechanics operate smoothly. Hammer / trigger mechanics are strong. Iron bar tight and retains its iron sling ring. Bore is clean and bright. Six-groove rifling is strong. All parts of the Lawrence priming system are present.

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

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