Genuine Civil War Sharps Carbine -"New Model" variant
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Category: Civil War Carbines - Sharps Rifles - Antique
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Seller: Old Stuff
Member Since: 7/10/09
First Name: guy
Last Name: r.mundale
Country: United States
Phone: (520) 625-2238
Phone2: (520) 625-2238
Number of Active Listings: 5
Seller: Private Seller
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Payment Types Accepted: Cashiers check/U.S.Postal Money Order-NO Western Union
Selling off my inheritance. I am a descendant of CSA Gen'l Bragg on my Grandmothers side(uncle). this "working" confederate captured SHARPS came from Cahaba,Alabama adjacent to the Castle Morgan prison located there. AFTER the conflict...THIS specimen was found hidden behind the altar of the St. lukes Epis. church when the town was being dismantled due to flooding. During Reconstruction the South was bankrupt and to save important buildings to relocate to higher ground the buildings were dismantled & relocated.. obviously, this carbine was secreted behind the altar for later use...! The town had flooded and this carbine bacame a victim of Mud & Water..which seemed to somewhat save it. Yes, the metal is pitted but in a very near "fine" pitting...NO Cavities of rust.inside or out. It remained in this condition obviously since found...after inheriting it...I was able to save the Grime/dings NO Fractures on the wood (thankfully)..! After removing the stock-forearm...I soaked the entire carbine (metal) in #1 Fuel oil w/1 qt. Penetrant for 2weeks-sealed. I was able then to wire brush the rust scale to render the carbine OPERABLE and another week to service the Crud in bore which was now like heavy grease...the result was a VERY decent shootable Bore having dark Grooves but sharp Lands are Nice as shown. This Sharps find was professionally verified by Mr. Elliott of Tombstone,Arizona(see letter). I have loaded and shot htis carbine w/o issue several times over a long period of time. Obviously, this is a verified confederate captured from a battlefield near by. The wood remains w/original Grime and Crud from 160 yrs. ago..S&H= $50.00 ConUSA.AK/HI a bit more. Only a Cashiers Ck/Personal Ck. will complete purchase-AFTER- clearing my Bank. I cannot warranty this 'antique" so, it is sold "as-is where is" operationally it works nicely...it still has the maker(NIPPES) on the action/breech block very readable and lettering still 'sharp..! All questions will be replied to...FYI-this is offered elsewhere at a large antique mall for somewhat higher price due to rental space in Arizona.
Price: $5800.00-offers considered.