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MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE

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MODEL 1863 SHARPS CARBINE

 

PRICE   $  3,295.00

DESCRIPTION

New Model 1863 Sharps carbine. 52 caliber, straight breech model with iron furniture. Serial number 98848. Standard Sharps markings on receiver with serial number located on tang. Barrel marked forward of sight "SHARPS RIFLE/MANUFG. CO./HARTFORD CONN." and behind sight is "NEW MODEL 1863". Oil finished walnut stock with case hardened receiver, lever, and buttplate. Barrel blued.

One of the primary carbines used by US cavalry during the Civil War with approximately 40,000 New Model 1863's manufactured between 1863 and 1865.

 

 

CONDITION

    A very good condition carbine in original configuration.  Barrel retains 50% faded blue with one small area of minor pitting on left side forward of stock. Much of the case color still showing on breech block and buttplate. Generous amounts of fire-blue remains on many of the screws. Markings are crisp. Stocks show minor dings and bruises, much of the raised grain on buttstock still evident. There are two hairline cracks on right side of buttstock in between lock and tang. Top of breechblock is lightly pitted around nipple area. Bore is good with minor pitting at breech area.

A very clean and nice condition gun.

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