December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM EST
Harrisburg, PA, USALive Auction
Lot 84: Sharps M1859 Military Rifle - .52 Cal.(125 views)
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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Description: SERIAL #: 37868 DESIGN: Civil War era percussion straight breech loader. Sharps pellet priming system integral with breech block. 30" barrel. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Blued steel barrel. Case hardened receiver, breech block, lock, lever, and trigger plate. Walnut military straight stock and forearm. FEATURES: Brass blade front sight. Bayonet lug on bottom front of barrel. Rear folding ladder sight. Top of barrel stamped "NEW MODEL 1859". Three barrel bands. Sling swivels and period leather sling. Curved metal butt plate with top tang. Patch box on right rear of butt stock. Left side of receiver stamped "C. SHARPS' PAT. / SEPT. 12TH 1848.". Right side of receiver at the front is stamped "R.S. LAWRENCE PAT / APRIL 12TH 1859." Right side plate is stamped "C. SHARPS' PAT. / OCT. 5TH 1852.". CONDITION: Fine. Much of the blued finish remains blended with a patina on the barrel. Case colors are largely absent. Bore is good. Modest wear to stock with light scratches and dents. INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: 4739/ANT ESTIMATE: $1,500 - $2,000
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