26. Sharps New Model 1863 Percussion Rifle

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serial #C,33093, .52 cal., 30" barrel with a bright excellent bore. This is a very nice honest Sharps rifle, the barrel action and lock are properly marked and the numbers matching. The barrel retains a pleasing even brown patina with perhaps 40% thinning original blue and a sporadic tiny impact mark or speck of oxidation staining. The frame and lock bear a pleasing smooth gray brown patina with generous amounts of fading case colors on the protected areas of the lockplate and in the loading channel. The walnut stock and forend rate very good plus to near excellent with scattered light dents and handling marks, a couple tiny checks at the tang and a light outline of a left side cartouche. A near excellent, honest looking 1863 Sharps rifle. (58089-24) {ANTIQUE} (2000/4000) SOLD FOR $4,255.00

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