June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This carbine comes with a 10" x 7" brass plaque that states that this relic Sharps carbine was found on the site of the "Cavalry Fight" in Bushmans' Woods on the Gettysburg Battlefields. The plaque goes on to describe the details of this battle, which took place on July 3, 1863, following the famous "Pickett's Charge". Union troops bore down Confederate defenders from the woods located on Bushman's farm This was the final major engagement of the Battle of Gettysburg prior to Lee's forces retreating South on July 4, 1863. The end notes that this carbine is ex. Danner Museum Collection. This is a standard 1863 New Model straight breech carbine with standard markings, steel patchbox, saddle bar and ring on left side, steel mounts. Sight is missing and has been since period of use. Two piece walnut stock with two visible inspector's cartouches on left side of wrist. Front of buttstock painted many years ago in partially worn and yellowing white paint "Cavalry Fight." and the number "50" on the patchbox, most likely painted by the Danner Museum. Wood is dry and has losses to finish above buttplate, probably due to sitting in moisture. All moving parts are still functional and patchbox hinge, lever safety, takedown switch, and action all function. Mechanism strong and functions well. All metal components retain a dark brown patina with scattered pitting, most markings visible including part of serial number "-64-". Stock with scattered marks from use and some deterioration around buttplate. A very interesting and authentic piece of Civil War history.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
22"
Caliber/Bore
.52 Caliber
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Sharps
Model
1863 New Model Carbine
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
NSN
(A) RELIC SHARPS MODEL 1863 NEW MODEL CARBINE FROM DANNER MUSEUM, FOUND IN BUSHMANS WOODS, GETTYSBURG.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $7,200.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 22
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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