This is a very clean Sharps 1859 carbine with 22 inch barrel. It is a breech loader which takes a .52 caliber paper cartridge. It has not been converted to metallic cartridges. The bore is bright with strong rifling and very little shallow pitting. Mechanics are all functioning and complete. The pellet priming mechanism is also in good condition and functional. This model was made from 1859 to 1866. The serial number is 59888, so it was probably manufactured during the Civil War. There were a total of 33,000 carbines made, with serial numbers between 30,000 and 75,000. This gun shows quite a bit of patina'd original blue finish, and a trace of case colors here and there. There is no serious pitting except around the percussion nipple on the top of the block.All metal markings are clear and inspector marks and cartouche are visible on the stocks.
Our prices reflect a 4% discount for cash or certified funds (Cashier’s Check, USPS Money Order – no Western Union or other type money order). Credit card payments do not receive this discount. We can take VISA or MasterCard, and will consider trades for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value, and some specific guns. Contact information can be found by Googling Columbia Precision (tang sights).
We will consider trades & U.S. gold/silver coins.
With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I also have done antique firearms restorations and appraisals for 35 years. We also deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers, among others. We have quite a few lever action parts and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you will Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email address and phone number.