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Sharps New Model 1863 .50-70 Civil War Carbine

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  Lot #98  (Sale Order: 114 of 503)  
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For auction is a Sharps New Model 1863 Civil War Carbine, serial number C20251, converted by the Sharps Company in 1867 from percussion ignition to take the more modern center fire .50-70 Government cartridge. This was all on contract for the U.S. Government for reissue to western cavalry units for the Indian Wars. These desirable carbines have double history in them- first as primary Union cavalry weapons in the Civil War and then a few years later sent west to fight in the Indian Wars. Many of these were later sold off as surplus in the 1870s and saw use on the frontier as buffalo guns. The Texas Rangers were known to favor this model Sharps Carbine. This particular example has the desirable original Civil War patch box in the stock. Further, it is especially interesting and historical as it shows evidence of sling carry wear on the left side of the stock (the vertical rub marks) and the ring wear spot just above the ring bar which only issued and used carbines exhibit, stock and forend show wonderful frontier use and wear, but no abuse, wood is solid, metal shows no evidence of rust or abuse, good Sharps markings on various parts of the receiver and correct “New Model” marking on the barrel, original Lawrence patent rear sight mated to frontier copper front sight blade, exc. mechanics and even has a bright, excellent cared-for bore! This is a particularly desirable Sharps combining Civil War, Indian Wars and vast frontier history. Few cartridge conversion Sharps carbines retain their attractive original patch boxes. You can’t find a gun with more history than this one! This firearm qualifies as an Antique, and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check.

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This item is part of Montana's Largest Antique Firearms & Western Sale
 Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 | 10:00 AM  Mountain
 

Sharps New Model 1863 .50-70 Civil War Carbine
Sharps New Model 1863 .50-70 Civil War Carbine
Lot number: 98
Seller: North American Auction Company
Event: Montana's Largest Antique Firearms & Western Sale
Ends: Saturday, July 13 | 10:00 AM  Mountain

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