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Lot 3254: U.S. Sharps New 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3254: U.S. Sharps New 1863 Metallic Cartridge Conversion Carbine

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

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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

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: Very Active
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Catalog Page: 171
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 is one of around 1,900 altered carbines with a spring loaded firing pin that retains its original .52 caliber six-groove rifling, intended to fire the 50-70 centerfire round. "C" 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. Initials "MR" carved on the right of the buttstock. Absent primer feed mechanism (does not affect function of the gun).

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains strong traces of arsenal refurbished blue finish visible around the front sight, 40% case colors strongest in protected areas, with brown patina and scattered freckling on the balance overall. Wood is also very good as re-oiled with scattered dents and scratches, a mostly clear cartouche, carving as mentioned above, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent.



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