Sharps New Model 1863 Military Rifle C. 1863-64 - Inventory Number: RIF 191
This fantastic conditioned longarm is a Civil War Sharps New Model 1863 rifle made by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. This single trigger, straight-breech, single shot breechloader is a .52 caliber percussion rifle made in 1865. Total production numbers for this model Sharps is 7,000 rifles that fall into the serial range of #C 30,000 to C 40,000. This rifle’s serial # C.30196 is located at the top of the receiver tang. Rifle measures 47” overall and features a 30” long round barrel without a bayonet lug that is mated to a two-piece black walnut stock. Barrel is stamped “NEW MODEL 1863” in front of the hammer and “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG CO. / HARTFORD CONN.” in front of the long range, folding rear sight. Sight stamped with the Lawrence patent date. Barrel is inspector-marked on the left facet.” Bore is excellent, strong and bright with six-groove rifling.
Shoulder stock has two crisp government cartouches on the left wrist area, no sling ring or bar, and features an iron patchbox on the right side. Full forend stock is secured to the barrel with three-barrel bands. Entire walnut stock not refinished and shows very, very few dents or dings. Forend does show inspector marks.”
All gunmetal exhibits original finish. Barrel has all the original blue. Strong case colors visible on receiver, lockplate and triggerguard. Sub-inspector marks appear on all major components, i.e. receiver, lockplate, patchbox door, buttplate, hammer, and all barrel bands. Mechanics are very strong and crisp. All lockplate patent markings are crisp.
A museum quality condition, original, New Model Sharps military rifle to fit into any display or weapons collection.
Inventory Number: RIF 191