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|W1484...Single shot percussion carbine, Sharps New Model 1859, iron patchbox, iron band, .52cal., (#70432)
Carbine was manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut, serial numbers for the "New Model 1859" generally run 30,000 to 75,000, some overlap with other models. The Sharps carbine was the most significantly utilized carbine of the Civil War, it was a single shot percussion breechloader using paper cartridge and and revolutionized hand weaponry. The Model 1859 began the new "straight breech" series of models, later production had iron buttplate, iron patchbox, iron loading lever serves as a trigger guard, one iron band, percussion nipple was designed to utilize a tape primer system that did not work very well and was usually disabled, but conventional cap served effectively, hinged Sharps sight, saddle bar and riding ring on left side, rifling with six lands and grooves. Iron patchbox, iron band. Mark on top of barrel, "NEW MODEL 1859.". Mark on sight, "R.S. LAWRENCE / PATENTED / FEB. 15TH 1859.". Mark forward of sight, "SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO. / HARTFORD CONN." Notches on top of barrel and receiver for alignment. Mark on lock near center: "C. SHARPS' PAT. / OCT. 5TH 1852." Mark upper lock: "R. S. LAWRENCE' PAT. / APRIL 12TH 1859." Mark left side of receiver: "C. SHARPS' PAT. / SEPT. 12TH 1848. Serial number on rear breech. Cartouches on wood on left side beneath the saddle bar indicate government inspection. Barrel length 22in.
Ref: Flayderman 5F-019.
Serial number, 70432, appears on the tang. Metal appearance pleasing with smooth brown patina, wood solid with dings and scratches from use, cartouches are visible, sight intact, band intact, bar and riding ring intact, bore is clean, rifling definite, mechanics fully functional.
For Sale...... .....Sold.