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    "From Willoughby Run...Gettysburg July 5th...1887" is the Legend on the Period Ink Script Tag Attached to the Butt Stock of this Sharps New Model 1863 .52 Caliber Percussion Breech Loading Cavalry Carbine. Doubtless dropped by a wounded trooper from General John Buford's cavalry division, which bore the brunt of the initial Confederate assault, in the area of Willoughby Run, on the morning of July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg. Metal dark with light pitting overall. Wood shows the effects of 24 years of weathering but very sound and untouched, missing just a small sliver on the left side of the forestock. The gun is otherwise complete in every respect and in superb relic condition commensurate with these early battlefield recoveries. A great Gettysburg relic with superb provenance.

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    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
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