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SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 CARTRIDGE CONVERSION CARBINE. SN 60964. Cal. 50-70. This Indian War era carbine is in excellent, near new condition and is one of the Civil War model percussion carbines converted starting in 1867. Approx 30,000 Sharps carbines of all configurations were converted after the Civil War with 22″ round bbl, with 3-groove rifled liner, and breechblock converted with cam type firing pin. Guns were restocked and refinished as necessary at the armory, as this gun appears retaining original Civil War markings and patented Lawrence rear sight. Various inspector marks are found on this gun in addition to original Civil War sub-inspector marks, a letter “F” is stamped on the right side of the forestock and “DFC” in ribbon cartouche is found on reverse side of buttstock. This is as fine an Indian War era cartridge conversion of a Civil War Sharps carbine as you will find. PROVENANCE: Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection. CONDITION: Excellent overall. Bbl retains 95-98% of its original arsenal bright blue with discernible “New Model 1863” behind rear sight and Civil War inspectors initials “TWB” on breech and new arsenal sub-inspector “S” in front of “TWB”. Lock, frame, hammer, loading arm and base plate retains 80% of there case colors with remainder being muted and silver/gray especially on external bow of loop and back of base plate. Screws also retain much of there original bright blue. Buttplate is smooth silver/gray with areas of muted case color. Carbine ring and base are bright. Buttstock is sound and solid with bright cartouche retaining most of its oiled finish and raised grain. Forestock is sound and solid with staining at breech and around escutcheon screw. Mechanism is excellent and crisp. Bore is shiny with good discernible rifling. 4-46482 JS115 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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