Sharps Civil War-Vintage Carbine....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
DescriptionSharps Civil War-Vintage Carbine. Serial no. C,4091, .52 caliber, 22-inch barrel. Blued finish with casehardened receiver, lever, buttplate, barrel band, and hammer. Walnut, oil finished stocks. This particular model made without patchbox although buttplate has the cut out. According to Flayderman's Guide, about 40,000 were manufactured in this type c. 1859 to 1866. Right side of receiver marked "R.S. LAWRENCE PAT / APRIL 12th 1859". Also, slightly below that it is marked "C. SHARPS PAT / OCT. 5TH 1852". The left side of receiver has the typical 1848 Sharps Patent lines but they are hard to make out. Inspectors cartouche to the left side of stock.
Condition: Excellent to mint. Showing minimal use, strong case colors to all areas mentioned including breechblock. Most of the bluing on barrel present with faint scratches to finish. Minor dings to wood overall with minor loses to varnish. One or two stronger scuffs to forearm areas. Strong markings overall except 1848 marking to receiver [its a bit soft and faint]. Action good. Bore good. Truly an exceptional example of this classic carbine.
From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.
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