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Sharps Model 1859 Rifle
4/30/2014 - Firearms and Militaria: Live Salesroom Auction
.52 caliber, 36" barrel. S/N 36651. Barrel fitted for saber bayonet with a lug on the under side of barrel. Patchbox with walnut buttstock and longer forearm to accommodate the longer barrel. Only 600 produced in the serial range of 36,000-37,000. Comes with rare type II Brass handle Saber Bayonet.  Seldom encountered.  

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Excellent overall, retaining most of the very high blue finish, with some of the finish flaking. Stock and forearm in very good condition. This is a very rare Civil War rifle. Seldom seen and always with this type of blue finish. Bayonet is very good with excellent scabbard.
Sold: $7,637.50
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