Sharps New Model 1859 Carbine
The.52 calibre, breech-loading Sharps New Model 1859 carbine featured a blued barrel with casehardening on receiver, breechblock, lock, lever, and trigger plate. Opposite the receiver is a sling ring bar for the cavalry shoulder sling. All furniture was iron. The stock was walnut with inspector’ cartouche (worn off on this example) on reverse side. There are markings on the top of barrel, receiver, lock, rear sight, and rear of breechblock identifying the maker, patent holder, model, with inspector’s initials such as the letter R” on the patchbox, “G” inside the door, and “P” on the lockplate.
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