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Features a blade front sight and Lawrence patent ladder rear sight with 900 yard center notch, "NEW MODEL 1863" marked on top of the barrel at the breech, matching serial number "C,30802" marked on the upper receiver tang and underside of the barrel, Sharps 1848 patent date marked on the left of the receiver with the R.S. Lawrence 1859 patent date and Sharps 1852 patent date on the lock, single letter inspection marks stamped on various components, "E.P.R" inspection initials stamped on the bottom flat of the forend and on top of the stock comb ahead of the buttplate tang, and two boxed script "TWR" (Thomas W. Russell) inspection cartouches stamped on the left of the wrist.
Fine, retains 40% original blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance, 30% original case colors concentrated on the lock with smooth brown and gray patinas on the balance, and sharp markings and edges in the metal. The wood is also fine with scattered light dents and scratches, a minor small crack on top ahead of the buttplate tang, and visible cartouches and stamps. Mechanically excellent.
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