Lot 396
Sharps New Model 1863 Military Rifle
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Serial number C 42552, .52 caliber, 29.5 in. round barrel marked NEW MODEL 1863 and SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO ./ HARTFORD, CONN., the receiver marked C. SHARPS' PAT. / SEPT. 12th 1848 on the left; the lockplate marked C. SHARPS' PAT. / OCT. 5th 1852 at rear and R. S. LAWRENCE PAT. / APRIL 12th 1859 behind hammer and a second Lawrence credit under the rear sight, RSL inspector's initials at breech; walnut stock with iron mounts and patchbox. With old leather sling, though unknown it this was issued with the rifle.

LOA 47 in.

Private Antique Arms Collection, North Carolina

Expected wear and marks from use; action works; aged surfaces throughout. Good condition.

$500 - 1,000