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|W1527...Breechloader, Sharps single shot percussion carbine, Model 1853, "slanting breech", .52cal., (#9954)
Carbine was manufactured by Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut, serial numbers for the Model 1853 generally run 9,000 to 19,000. The Model 1853 played a prominent role in the Kansas struggle and is sometimes referred to as the "John Brown Sharps" or "Beecher's Bibles", it was available well before the Civil War, was mostly bought by private individuals or militia groups, and was a single shot percussion breechloader using paper cartridge. The Model 1853 was essentially the same weapon as the Model 1852 and continued use of the "slanting breech", so called based on the angled position of the breech on the frame. This is the carbine. It featured a brass buttplate, brass patchbox, iron loading lever serves as a trigger guard, one brass 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 long range sight, rifling with six lands and grooves. Mark on top of barrel: "SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD, CONN." Mark on breech tang: "C. SHARPS / PATENT / 1848" and serial number. Mark on the receiver: "C. SHARPS' / PATENT / 1852". Barrel length 21.5in.
Ref: Flayderman 5F-010.
.Sharps 1853 (#9954) carving "WM YARBRO TIFTON 1862" , meaning of this is not determined, this can be researched. Mechanics work, bore is clean.
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