Vintage Sharps Cavalry Cabine
Great relic of the Civil War era. Vintage Sharps Carbine with marked patent date of 1858. Measures 37 inches in length from the butt to the tip of the barrel. The Sharps uses a .52 caliber 475-grain projectile with a 50-grain cartridge and Falling Block action.
The Carbine version of the Sharps was very popular with the cavalry of both the Union and Confederate armies and was issued in much larger numbers than the full length rifle.
The falling block action lent itself to conversion to the new metallic cartridges developed in the late 1860s, and many of these converted carbines in .50-70 Gov't were used during the Indian Wars in the decades immediately following the Civil War.
The 1990 western film, "Quigley Down Under", starring Tom Selleck, featured the Sharps Rifle.
Usually ships in 5 to 7 days. Made in USA.