NEW MODEL 1859 SHARPS CARBINE

$2,975.00 SOLD

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Item Code: 302-111

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 #49307.

Carbine has a 22” long round barrel. The 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 shows scattered pitting with good rifling.

All gunmetal is in good condition overall with gray tone. Barrel shows additional dark brown spotting and finger printing. 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 sharp and strongly stamped unto the upper tang of the receiver. Breechblock operating lever mechanics operate smoothly. Hammer / trigger mechanics are crisp.

Wood is good with the usual minor dings. One closed, hairline crack runs between the sling bar and the receiver tang on the left wrist area. No inspector’s cartouche visible. Features the iron patchbox in butt. All screw heads are original and in good condition.

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

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