Sharps NM1865 Cartridge Converted Carbine (M1868)

.50-70, 22" barrel, S/N C45470. Blued and case hardened finish, smooth walnut forend and buttstock. Barrel with matching serial number under forend. Standard 3-line barrel mark with NEW MODEL 1865 marking on barrel forward of receiver. Standard Sharps patent markings on lock, primer mechanism and reverse of receiver. Lawrence Patent marked ladder rear sight. Fixed front sight, 6-groove bore. Saddler bar and ring on reverse of frame. 


Very good. Retains thinning traces of blue on the barrel, mixed with oxidized brown discoloration. Receiver a mottled gray patina with scattered light pitting. Mechanically functional, good bore with scattered pitting. Wood with scattered bumps and dings, showing no cartouche.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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