A Good Civil War Metallic Cartridge Conversion New Model 1859 SHARPS Carbine
A Good Antique Civil War Metallic Cartridge Conversion New Model 1859 SHARPS Carbine, circa. 1859-1867. SN# C, 3083 Originally a Percussion 1859 Model U.S. Military Percussion breech-loader Carbine made by SHARPS Rifle Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut. Converted to Metallic Cartridge in 1867. 22", .52-70 or .50-70 caliber rifled Barrel. Areas of original case colors and arsenal finish. Light spotty surface rust. Some areas of salt and pepper from surface rust. The stock is solid with light scratches and dings. In good mechanical working order.
R.S. LAWRENCE PAT./APRIL 12TH 1859
C. SHARPS PAT/OCT. 5TH 1852
C. SHARPS PAT/SEPT. 12TH 1848