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    £ 4,250
    Sharps New Model 1863 .52” Capping Breech Loading Percussion Single Shot Rifle With Pat Single Shot .52 Rifles
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    £ 4,250

    Sharps New Model 1863 .52” Capping Breech Loading Percussion Single Shot Rifle With Pat Single Shot .52 Rifles

    RiflesSingle ShotUsed£ 4,250

    RARE,ORIGINAL EARLY PRODUCTION, American Civil War, Sharps New Model 1863 .52” Capping Breech Loading Percussion Single Shot Rifle With Patch Box & Sling. A 1045 - A 1045

    The Sharps was one of the best known percussion breech loading guns made by the Union during the American Civil War. Designed by Christian Sharps it featured a vertical sliding block at the breech end of the barrel. It utilsed a paper cartridge which, when the sliding beech was closed cut the end from the casrtridge. The percussion system then fired the shot. The top of the barrel, left and right sides of the receiver have Sharps & R,S Lawrence patent markings (Lawrence was chief armourer at the sharps factory) and ‘New Model 1863’ designation. The action tang has faint numbers which appear to be ‘174’ indicating early production. The steel butt plate tang, action, frame and barrel have factory inspector’s marks. The rifle’s 30” barrel has just light staining consistent with age & crisp rifling (47” overall length). It has block and blade fore sight, ladder rear sight and sling swivels fitted with leather sling. The metal work has its original finish with even patina. The stock has just light bumps and bruises to be expected. The patch box has a hinged iron lid. The weapons loading and firing actions operate as they should. This is an excellent example of a scarce, highly desirable and historic Sharps rifle. The price includes UK delivery. NB As an antique obsolete calibre rifle no licence is required to own this item in the UK if retained as part of a collection or display. A 1045
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    CategoryRifles
    SubcategorySingle Shot
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 4,250
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeSharps
    Calibre.52
    ModelNew Model 1863 .52” Capping Breech Loading Percussion Single Shot Rifle With Pat
    Manufactured YearAmerican Civil War Era
    Antiqueyes
    MechanismLever Action
    CertificateNo Licence
    Your referenceA 1045
    Gun StatusActivated

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