NEW MODEL 1859 SHARPS CARBINE

$2,795.00

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Item Code: 490-2188

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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 nice example of the New Model 1859 Sharps carbine that features serial number 46524.

Carbine has a 21½” long round barrel. Barrel surface is gray to dark gray with scattered light pitting. The worn markings found on top of the barrel are “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO / HARTFORD, CONN.” in front of the sight and a stronger “NEW MODEL 1859” behind the sight. The bore is clear with a few small spots of oxidation; good rifling.

Sharps patent stamps appear on the lock plate and left side of receiver. Lawrence patent stamp appears on lock plate and on the rear, flip-up sight. The top piece of the Lawrence feed is missing. Serial number stamped unto the upper tang of the receiver. Breechblock operating lever mechanics operate smoothly. Hammer / trigger mechanics are good.

Wood is nice with wonderful deep, rich patina. Typical small dings overall from use. One inspector’s cartouche above sling bar. Ring is missing for sling bar. Features the iron patchbox in stock. All screw heads are in good condition.

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

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