The New Model 1859 Military Rifles were manufactured from 1859 to 1862. The front end of this example features a bayonet lug and guide for a saber bayonet. Blade front sight and Lawrence pattern ladder rear sight mounted on the blued barrel with three barrel bands, the three-line address, and "NEW MODEL 1859" marking. The lock plate is roll-stamped with the Sharps 1852 patent markings and the R.S. Lawrence 1859 patent markings. The left side of the frame is stamped with the Sharps patent marking. A patch box is featured on the right side of the buttstock.
Fine. The barrel and bands retain 90% arsenal refurbished blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. Hints of case colors remain on the frame underneath the blue. There is some speckling of white paint mostly on the very fine replacement wood which has some very scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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