Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859
Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co.
Hartford, Connecticut
Circa 1862 to 1863
A Civil War era Sharps new Model 1859 Army/Navy .52 caliber percussion musket
During the Civil War, this rifle, serial number C33219, was issued to the Ready Reserve, a unit comprised of previously wounded soldiers who were still capable of serving and protecting the Nation's capital in and around Washington DC. - SOLD

Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, right facing

Following the Civil War, this rifle was returned to the arsenal for conversion to metallic cartridge in .50-70 caliber, for the Indian Wars. The rifle remains in very fine condition, including action and excellent rifling. The 30" barrel retains 99% blue; case hardened receiver and furniture display strong case colors; barrel has a block-mounted, nickel-silver, front sight blade and a R.S. Lawrence patent folding leaf rear sight with a 900 yard center notch. The receiver retains the complete Lawrence pellet primer. Barrel is roll-stamped "NEW MODEL 1863" between the rear sight and the receiver. The rear sight base is stamped with the usual "R.S. LAWRENCE" patent markings. The two-line Sharps 1848 patent date is stamped on the left side of the receiver. The upper receiver has the two-line Lawrence patent markings below the pellet primer and the two-line Sharps 1852 patent markings are located on the lockplate. The oil finished walnut stock has casehardened patchbox and buttplate; stock and forearm have good color and patina; screws and small components have a strong blue finish. The "DFC" within ribbon final inspection mark used on metallic cartridge conversions is stamped in the center of the left side of the stock; two horizontal and one vertical Ordnance inspection stamps with script initials within rectangular borders are stamped on the left stock wrist. Single letter and multiple initial Ordnance sub-inspection marks are visible on the barrel, forearm, stock and most major components.
This is a fine example in excellent condition.

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Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, left facing
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, stock
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, lock plate
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, lawrence pat
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, trigger guard
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, sights
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, butt
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, patch box
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, side plate
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, breech
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, detail 1
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, detail 2
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, model date
Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle, Model 1859, sharps pat


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