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    Description

    Sharps Model 1853 Carbine. Serial number 21905, circa 1850s. 21½" round barrel in .52 caliber. All markings and configuration as standard for this model. Historically, this model is important as it is the model John Brown was alleged to have received to fight for his abolitionist beliefs. Hence the nicknames; "John Brown Sharps" and "Beecher's Bibles." Functioning action.

    Condition.
    Overall a very good example of this highly sought after model. Metal surfaces go from light to dark grey. Brass fittings have a nice yellow patina. Wood is basically sound. No cleaning of consequence evident on any part of this weapon. Two forend screws missing and one on rear sight. This is a very nice gun.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    29th-30th Sunday-Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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