Sharps 10th Cavalry Carbine Conversion, 1859-1865, Cal. .50/70, ...
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Started 2020-10-27 17:00:00
Ended 2020-12-05 01:05:00

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Sharps 10th Cavalry Carbine Conversion, 1859-1865, Cal. .50/70, Antique SN 72740, Lever Action Single Shot Rifle, 22'' Round barrel marked ''F 10 CAVALRY''. Carbines like this were issued by Cavalry troops during the Civil War. The weapon measures 39'' overall & the shorter length made it easier to handle on horseback. These Carbines were either arsenal or Sharps Rifle Company converted to .50-70 CF metallic cartridge with a relined 3 groove barrel. This rifle has the housing for Sharps patented pellet priming mechanism incorporated in the 1863 model rifles & carbines. The walnut buttstock is excellent, with a military oil finish with numerous small scratches, scrapes & contusions. There are cartouches above & below the saddle ring bar ''D.F.C.'', the principle sub inspector, David F. Clark., hard to make out the other cartouche. Plain, no-patch box, 1865 buttstock. The forearm matches the buttstock, with aged appearance & is in good condition, with light scratches/blemishes appropriate for age & use. The barrel & other metal surfaces carry a dark grey/brown patina, with some light pitting near the muzzle. Stamp on barrel behind rear sight is a worn ''NEW MODEL''. The R.S. Lawrence adjustable up to 800 yards rear ladder sight is stamped ''R.S. LAWRENCE/PATENTED FEB 15TH 1859''. Left side of receiver is stamped: ''C. SHARPS PAT/SEPT. 12TH 1842''. Right side of receiver stamped: ''R.S. LAWRENCE PAT./APRIL 12TH 1858 & C. SHARPS PAT/OCT. 5TH 1852''. Barrel has stamp on right side: ''F 10 CAV'', indicating this rifle issued to the 10th Cavalry. The serial number is located on top of the receiver tang. Rifling is very good & bore is shiny with very little scaring. Single Iron barrel band is present & matches the barrel surface. Bottom tang carries the lever locking lug. Single trigger. A complete, unique & very good condition, battle used carbine, attributed to 10th Cavalry! Antique, no FFL Req. - Value: 5000 to 8000

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Sharps 10th Cavalry Carbine Conversion, 1859-1865, Cal. .50/70, ...
Item # 4143
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