need info Sharps


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Curio & Relic Discussion > need info Sharps

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-19-2010, 03:22 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Default need info Sharps

I found a Sharps rifle that I think is an 1863 version.



It is stamped with the following:

R.S. lawrence PAT. april 12, 1859

Sharps PAT. October 5, 1852

Serial number is 73269

Any info about this rifle?

Mike



__________________

Last edited by mikiec; 06-19-2010 at 03:28 AM.
mikiec is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 06-19-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TXnorton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Katy,Texas
Posts: 1,376
Default

Yes, that looks like an 1863 Sharps.

Collector's Firearms



__________________

TXnorton

TXnorton is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 02:42 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 459
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Yes it is a civil war 1863 Sharps carbine from the distant photos. Is this still a linen cartridge gun or has it been converted to the 50-70 Government cartridge? It is easy to tell, does it have a nipple for a musket cap or a firing pin?

__________________
30-30remchester is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2010, 04:59 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Default

It has been converted

__________________
mikiec is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 12:22 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 459
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Then you have what is known as a model 1868. Thes guns were one of the TRUE west civilizers. After the civil war these were converted to 50-70 Gov't, then went out west to arm the calvery in the indian wars. When replaced with the "trapdoor Sprinfields" these were sold or given away to settlers, wagon drivers, buffalo hunters ect. Free ammo was avalible to individuals in the buisness of buffalo hunting.

__________________
30-30remchester is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 09:09 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Default

Here are some more pics.








__________________
mikiec is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 04:15 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 459
Liked 9 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Very nice piece of American history you have. Have you shot it yet? I used one to harvest a buffalo a few years back.

__________________
30-30remchester is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 06:12 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 6
Default

I need to do a good cleaning and rust removal first. This has not been cleaned in over 40 years.

Mike



__________________
mikiec is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Sharps Rifle Opinions RailCrafter Blackpowder & Musket 1 02-04-2010 07:33 PM
Paper Cartridge Sharps TXnorton Blackpowder & Musket 3 12-05-2009 12:46 PM
original sharps barrels chaportneack Blackpowder & Musket 3 07-07-2008 11:35 PM
Shilo Sharps Military Rifle Drawing cpttango30 The Club House 0 03-03-2008 11:56 PM
US Sharps Rifle Co Meriden Conn. Beaumont General Rifle Discussion 1 09-27-2007 07:49 PM