Antique Guns - Rifles, Pistols.
Nice Early Model 1859 Sharps New Model Brass Frame & Brass Patch box Serial #30523
Item #: BA6570
Nice Early Model 1859 Sharps New Model Brass Frame & Brass Patch box Serial #30523 . The state of Georgia contracted with the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company in November 1860 to purchase 2000 of it's carbines. By December 1860 Georgia was able to confirm that approx 1600 Sharps carbines had been received. The New Model 1859 carbines delivered were brass mounted with brass patch box examples. During the war, these Sharps carbines were carried by several Confederate cavalry Regiments. We may never know if this Sharps carbine is one of those that the state of Ga. bought but it is a early production weapon and very possible . The condition of this weapon is outstanding and nice with normal expected knocks and light scratches from being battle carried. The forearm grip has no cracking on the bottom as many do. The brass barrel band, patch box and and butt plate have a gorgeous golden yellow patina. The weapon stamps are all correct. The barrel is stamped rear sight is SHARPS RIFLE MANUFG CO HARTFORD CONN. The rear sight base is stamped R.S. LAWRENCE PATENTED FEB 15th 1859. 9. The right side of the receiver is stamped C. SHARPS' PAT OCT 5th 1852 and behind the hammer R.S. LAWRENCE PAT APRIL 12th 1859. The left side of the receiver is stamped C. SHARPS' PAT SEPT 12th 1848. The breechblock is stamped in two places. The left rear is stamped R.S. LAWRENCE PATENT DEC 20th 1859. The right side is stamped H. CONANT PATENT APR 1st 1856. The barrel and receiver are both marked with the serial number 30523.
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