NEW MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE

$3,250.00

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Item Code: 1117-100

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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 specimen of the New Model 1863 Sharps carbine that features serial # C,7327.

Carbine has a 21½” long round barrel and a “straight-breech” type receiver fitted to its walnut shoulder stock and fore stock. Crisp barrel address, “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD, CONN” in front of rear sight. Rear, flip-up sight, is complete with weak “Lawrence” markings.  “NEW MODEL 1863” boldly stamped to rear of sight.  Bore is clean with scattered light pitting and strong rifling.  Maker markings and patent designations on the lock plate and receiver are sharp and distinct. Serial number strongly stamped unto the upper receiver tang. Breechblock operating lever mechanics operate smoothly. Hammer / trigger mechanics are crisp. Lawrence priming mechanism is complete. Iron bar is tight and retains its iron sling ring.

Gunmetal is in very good condition with a large amount of original colors. The lock plate has a mottled appearance with light and dark patches. Overall the gunmetal has a nice, even matching appearance. Many parts have small sub-inspector stamps.

All wood is good with deep, rich color. Two strong inspector cartouches are found in the sling bar area. Numerous dings from age and use.

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

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