Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 153: Sharps Model 1853 Slant Breech Saddle Ring Percussion Carbine

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Sharps Model 1853 Slant Breech Saddle Ring Percussion Carbine with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,700 - $2,750

Sharps Model 1853 Slant Breech Saddle Ring Percussion Carbine with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: 1853-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 21 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

"JPC" inspection initials in left stock wrist. Included factory letter states the carbine was invoiced in a shipment of 200 to unknown recipient on March 12, 1855. Also includes SRS letter showing three close serial numbers issued to Company C, 1st California Volunteer Cavalry. Absent pellet primer follower.

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