fine  Sharps New Model 1863 Saddle Ring Carbine Cartridge Conversion to 50-70

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  • Number: 2195
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  • Asking price: €2800
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fine  Sharps New Model 1863 Saddle Ring Carbine Cartridge Conversion to 50-70 Civil War production Sharps New Model 1863 percussion breach loading carbine converted by Sharps to chamber the .50/70 metallic cartridge circa 1867.  Blued barrel with stud mounted blade front sight and a folding ladder rear sight graduated to "8" with the R.S. Lawrence patent information on the base. The casehardened receiver has a metallic cartridge breech block and hammer but retains the percussion Lawrence pellet priming device.(as should be)  The stock and forearm are oil finished straight grain American walnut held by a single case hardened barrel band and are in outstanding shape, showing the winged military marking on left side.  The top of the barrel is roll stamped "SHARPS RIFLE/MANUFG. Co./HARTFORD CONN." ahead of the rear sight. "NEW MODEL 1863" is stamped between the rear sight and the receiver.  The serial number is 61091 is stamped on the upper receiver tang. The side plate and right side of the receiver have the standard "C.SHARPS" and "R.S. LAWRENCE" patent markings. Additional Sharps patent markings are visible on the left side of the receiver.The stock is stamped with the "DFC" ribbon cartouche found on most .50-70 government contract conversions. Sharp bore, works fine, most metal is dark grey.