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Sharps New Model 1859 Rifle

Object Number: 
1948.432
Date: 
1859-1863
Medium: 
Wood, iron, steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 47 1/8 in. ( 119.7 cm ) Part (barrel): 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: left receiver: "C. SHARPS PAT./SEPT. 12TH 1848" stamped: lockplate: "C. SHARPS PAT./OCT. 5 1852"; and: "R.S. LAWRENCE PAT./APRIL 12TH 1859" stamped: barrel tang: "42000" (this serial number is within the serial range of the Model 1859's issued
Description: 
Wood, iron, steel, and brass percussion rifle; iron furniture and patchbox; saber bayonet lug at bottom of barrel near muzzle and socket lug with bladed brass sight at top; stamped marks on receiver, lockplate, rear sight, trigger guard, barrel tang, and tang of buttplate; stamped cartouches on left side of stock.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter F. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group