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Auction Date: February 19, 2017

Lot 6126: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company New Model 1859 Rifle 52 Sharp

Sold for Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company New Model 1859 Rifle 52 Sharp
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Berdan Sharpshooters Range Sharps New Model 1859 Percussion Rifle
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $4,500
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Serial #Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company New Model 1859 Rifle 52 Sharp ManufacturerSharps Rifle Manufacturing Company ModelNew Model 1859
TypeRifle Gauge52 Sharps Catalog Page359
Barrel30 Inch Round FinishBlue/casehardened Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingOE WB
Rating DefinitionOE - GOOD: some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
DescriptionThis Model 1859 Sharps rifle was manufactured in 1862 and falls into the 35000 to 57000 range known to contain Berdan Sharpshooters rifles per Sellers' "Sharps Firearms." 1,500 of the Sharpshooter rifles had standard finish and triggers.

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