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(A) SHARPS 1863 CONVERSION TO .50-70 CENTERFIRE

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Sharps New Model 1863 Carbine converted to .50-70 centerfire cartridge. The U.S. Ordnance Department contracted with Sharps Rifle Company in 1867 to modify over 30,000 Civil War era percussion carbines to .50-70 centerfire. These carbines were issued to regular cavalry regiments on the Western frontier and remained in service until replaced by Springfield Model 1873 Carbines. Blued barrel with case hardened barrel band, frame, loading lever and buttplate. 2 piece plain, straight grain walnut stock and forearm. Carbine style steel buttplate. 22" round barrel with standard rear folding leaf and small blade front sights. Saddle ring with bar mounted to left side of frame and stock. CONDITION: Very good overall. Barrel and frame are mostly grey/brown patina. Wood shows moderate to heavy wear, has been lightly sanded. Stock has a couple cracks on the right side at the frame and tang. Bore is bright. Action is tight. -MKS- Barrel Length: 22" Caliber/Bore: .50-70 Government FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Sharps Model: 1863 Conversion Serial Number: 76743
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(A) SHARPS 1863 CONVERSION TO .50-70 CENTERFIRE

Estimate $1,200 - $1,800Aug 11, 2020
Starting Price $600
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