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Lot 1279: U.S. Sharps New 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Carbine

Fine Indian Wars Era U.S. Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1279: U.S. Sharps New 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Carbine

Fine Indian Wars Era U.S. Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Saddle Ring Carbine

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Fine Indian Wars Era U.S. Sharps New Model 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Saddle Ring Carbine

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: NM 1863 Conversion
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 50-70 U.S. Govt
Barrel: 22 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Antique
Description:

This Sharps was originally manufactured in 1863-1865 as a percussion carbine for use in the Civil War, and was one of 31,098 carbines returned by the U.S. Government to Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Co. in 1867, who received a contract for refurbishment and alteration of their rifles for use with metallic cartridges. This example features a sleeved barrel with three-groove rifling done at the time of alteration, and standard markings and features. "F" and "E.A.W" inspection initials marked on the left flat of the breech end of the barrel. Script "DFC" (David F. Clark) ribbon inspection cartouche marked on the left center of the buttstock, typically found on these metallic cartridge conversion carbines.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% plus arsenal refurbished blue finish on the barrel with smooth brown patina on the balance and 70% vivid arsenal refurbished case colors on the frame. Wood is excellent with defined edges, some light scratches and handling marks, and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent.



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