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    Rare and Unique Sharps Factory Conversion Breechloading Single-Shot Pistol/ Rifle. Serial no. 160, .40 caliber, 27-inch round barrel with a dovetailed front sight and adjustable rear elevation sight. Coined edge band at breech. Case-hardened conversion breechblock with side hammer and lever. Tang-mounted peep sight base with sight not present. Inside left side plate marked: 903/160. Plate marked: C. Sharps & Co. Philada, Pa. Checkered walnut pistol-grip stock and fore-end. Nickel-plated fore-end cap, rear fore-end ferrule, patchbox and buttplate. Oval pistol-grip cap with coined edge and screw finial [see Sharps Firearms by Sellers, page 110]. This example of a factory conversion is the only one of its type that we have seen or cataloged.
    Condition: Fine. Barrel with mottled gray-brown patina mixed with faded brown finish. Vibrant case-hardening on hammer, frame and breechblock. Wood excellent with light wear and minor marks. Action crisp. Possibly the only Sharps factory conversion rifle in existence and the only one we have examined. A prize for the finest Sharps Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    18th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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