Lot 184 Detail
Rare U.S. Sharps Model 1855 Breechloading Carbine
Serial no. 17422, .54 caliber, 21-inch barrel with original military ladder-type rear
sight. Breech marked: U.S./J.H./P/H. Drop-block action with Maynard tape primer system
with door marked: Edward Maynard/Patented 1845. Tang marked: Sharps/Patent/1848/17422.
Saddle ring and bar. Walnut stock with brass barrel band, patchbox and buttplate. No
cartouche on wood.
Condition: Very good to fine. Metal with grey-brown age patina and
scattered fine pitting. Slight traces of silvered case-hardening remaining in protected
areas. Rear sight needs "V" slide. Wood very good, showing a few dents and
blemishes. Minor sliver chip to right fore-end.
Note: Only 700 of this were manufactured and very few have survived as most were used
in the opening days and weeks of the Civil War.
Estimate: $7000 - $9000
kit for pinfire cartridges (7mm, 9mm & 12mm)
does it work?
Basic one shell
16 gauge caliber kit
for pinfire shotgun
manual click here
Includes a brass
case, a cap holder, a firing pin and a long screw
included (out of Europe shipment)
Revive your antique French 11mm Model
1873 (Chamelot Delvigne) revolver
Manual click here
Content : 11 mm tools + 12
reloadable cases + 1 powder measuring cup + 25 lead bullets
Price list click here