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    Extremely Rare, Factory Engraved & Silver Plated, Cased Sharps Breechloading Single-Shot Percussion Pistol with Accoutrements. NSNV, .36 caliber, 5 ½-inch blued round barrel with dovetailed front sight. Coined edge bands at muzzle and front of frame. Factory scroll-engraved frame and hammer. Silver-plated frame and breech-block. Drop-block action. Varnished burl-wood grips. Oval pommel cap with coined edge. Button finial with coined edge. Contained in a factory Prussian-blue felt-lined walnut case together with cleaning rod, wooden rammer, single-cavity bullet mold, wrench and lacquered cap tin [see Sharps Firearms by Frank Sellers, p. 115]. With Sharps being one of the most famous names in all of American Arms collecting, this offering should not be overlooked by the advanced collector or curator. It is the only factory cased and engraved pistol of this type that we have ever encountered and worthy of the finest collection of rare Antique American Firearms.
    Condition: Fine to excellent. Barrel retaining approximately 60 - 70% finish mixed with brown patina. Hammer, frame and action retaining approximately 50-60% finish with scattered wear and flaking present. Breech lever spring on bottom of barrel broken. Grips excellent with slightest wear. Pommel cap with brown patina. Action fine. Case with light wear overall. Lining with minor soiling. Accoutrements with light wear and flaking of finish.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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