Sharps New Model 1859 Carbine

Object Number: 
1940.14a
Date: 
1859-1865
Medium: 
Wood, steel, iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 1/4 in. ( 76.8 cm ) Part (barrel): 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: left receiver: "C. SHARPS PAT./SEPT. 12TH 1848" stamped: lockplate: "C. SHARPS' PAT./OCT. 5TH 1852"; also: "R.S. LAWRENCE PAT./APRIL 12TH 1859"
Description: 
Wood, steel, and iron line-throwing gun; stamped marks on lockplate and receiver; cylindrical projectile.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group