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Very Nice Model 1865 Civil War Sharps Military Rifle Only 1,000 Made
Item #: L5059
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Here is a fine looking piece! It is an original Civil War Sharps military rifle. Upon 1st look they look like a regular Sharps carbine on steroids. It has a longer barrel and forestock as well as two extra barrel bands and sling swivels. This one has the serial number of C,30356 on the tag of the frame which was the Sharps Company’s way of marking 130,356. The mechanics of the lockplate works well on both positions. On the lockplate it has the correct Sharps patent marks and dates of 1852 and 1859. The barrel is full-length with the original front and rear sights intact. The rear sight has the single leaf that still has the original slide intact. The top of the sight is split. It doesn't detract at all from the display but is mentioned for exactness. At the breech of the barrel it has the Sharps manufacturing mark and Hartford, Connecticut production location. Behind the rear sight it proudly reads "NEW MODEL 1865”. In Flayderman's guide he states that only 1,000 of these Model 1865 military rifles. As you can see the barrel still retains a superb amount of the original factory bluing. When you look down the barrel itself it still retains an excellent amount of the original factory rifling. On the left-hand side of the barrel near the breech you can still see the inspector's initials "E.P.B." The wood on the gun has a beautiful grain to the walnut. On the flat of the stock opposite of the lockplate it has the two inspector cartouches still visible. This mark let us know that the gun was approved for military use by the Government inspector. On the shoulderstock it has the iron style patchbox still present. The fore stock of the gun has an equally attractive grain to the Walnut wood. On the underside of the gun it still has both of the original sling swivels still present and they both pivot. This is a very nice looking Civil War production Sharps military rifle that is a tougher to find version.


Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
$3,650.00 USD

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