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NEW MODEL 1859 SHARPS RIFLE

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NEW MODEL 1859 SHARPS RIFLE

 

PRICE   $  3,650.00

DESCRIPTION

A New Model 1859 Sharps Rifle, SN 37868. 52 caliber, straight breech type manufactured circa 1860-61. Standard Sharps markings on lockplate, receiver and barrel with New Model 1859 designation at breech. Iron furniture with patchbox. Lug for saber bayonet under barrel near muzzle. 30-inch blued barrel with case hardened lock, receiver, lever assembly, patchbox and buttplate.  Oil finished walnut stocks.  The rifles with lug for saber bayonet were purchased by both the army and navy and saw service with many famous units.

 

CONDITION

    A very nice condition rifle with crisp markings and sharp edges. Barrel has a thin layer of faded blue on much of the barrel with scattered dark patches and a couple of small patches of surface roughness. Balance of metal parts are light gray with some darkened areas mixed in.  Reoiled walnut stock is sharp with a few scratches and handling dings. Mechanism is tight and fully functioning.  Bore is good with minor pitting near breech.

A far above average condition gun with a very attractive appearance.

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