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Lot 150: U.S. Sharps New Model 1859 Brass Mounted Saddle Ring Carbine

Early U.S. Sharps New Model 1859 Brass Mounted Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: October 4, 2022

Lot 150: U.S. Sharps New Model 1859 Brass Mounted Saddle Ring Carbine

Early U.S. Sharps New Model 1859 Brass Mounted Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: October 4, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750
Price Realized:

Early U.S. Sharps New Model 1859 Brass Mounted Breech Loading Percussion Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: 1859-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 52
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 564
Item Interest: Very Active
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.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Approximately 3,000 early Model 1859 and New Model 1859 carbines with brass furniture were manufactured in the 30786-36000 serial range. The state of Georgia purchased approximately two thirds of them and issued to cavalry and infantry. This example has the scarce first type "single rail" breech block.

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