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Sharps Pepperbox, Model 4/A, A.K.A. Bulldog, Factory Converted to Model 4B
Serial Number: 084


Sharps Pepperbox, Model 4/A, A.K.A. Bulldog, Factory Converted to Model 4B Serial Number: 084, right facing

Measurement: 2.5-inch .32-caliber

Material: Walnut grips

Condition: Barrel retains approximately 60% bright blue

Additional Information: This is a first type being converted by the factory to an
experimental second type. The first standard design Sharps 4-A had a screw under the
barrel serving the barrel stop. As seen in this example it was replaced by a small
pivoting bar held by a cross pin in the front of the frame. Both systems served the same
purpose - to prevent the barrel group from suddenly sliding completely off the frame and
perhaps being lost or damaged. As it turned out, the “screw in the frame” first type may
have succumbed to a tendency to unscrew a bit at a time, eventually falling away and
allowing the barrel group to unexpectedly slide off. The "pivoting block" of the second
type was much less likely to come apart. The pin is driven in very tightly. This retrofit
certainly wasn’t done as a cost saving measure, since the relieving of the frame and the
pinhole, plus the manufacture of the block and the pin would seem to require more
machining and time that the simple screw. Right side of frame displays standard
marking: C. SHARPS PATENT / JAN. 25. 1859

$975.00

308-564 – RA 164


Sharps Pepperbox, Model 4/A, A.K.A. Bulldog, Factory Converted to Model 4B Serial Number: 084, right facing

Sharps Pepperbox, Model 4/A, A.K.A. Bulldog, Factory Converted to Model 4B Serial Number: 084, right facing


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