NEW MODEL 1859 SHARPS CARBINE

$3,250.00

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Item Code: 218-533

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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 a very fine specimen of the New Model 1859 Sharps carbine that features serial #65665.

Carbine has a 21½” long round barrel and a “straight-breech” type lockplate fitted to its walnut shoulder stock and fore stock. The worn markings found on top of the barrel are “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO / HARTFORD, CONN.” in front of the sight and “NEW MODEL 1859” behind the sight. The bore is clear with sharp rifling.  All gunmetal is in good condition with a matte gray color patina overall. Patent stamps are present. Sharps patent stamps appear on the lock plate and left side of receiver. Lawrence patent stamps appear on lock plate and on the rear, flip-up sight. Serial number stamped unto the upper tang of the receiver. Breechblock operating lever mechanics operate smoothly. Hammer / trigger mechanics are crisp. One small piece of the Lawrence priming system situated atop the lock plate is missing.

Wood is good with wear showing obvious field use. Two well-worn inspector’s cartouches are visible. Features the iron patchbox in stock.

This is a nice specimen of a favorite Civil War carbine.  [jet]

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