Object Title

Percussion breech-loading sporting rifle - Sharps Model 1853 Deluxe

Percussion breech-loading sporting rifle - Sharps Model 1853 Deluxe

Date

1857

Object Number

XII.3268

Provenance

not known

Physical Description

Double set triggers, half octagonal barrel with 16 sided section. The barrel is unmarked except for serial number on the underside, with six groove rifling down the barrel. Chequered small and forend fitted with pewter cap. In addition to a retaining screw the forend is secured by a slide with oval iron escutchion .
The rear sight is a British Model 1855 carbine sight. Sharps patent 1852 pellet primer, and the block is fitted with H. Conant patent gas seal ring.
The butt has been modified by fitting a stepped long tang butt-plate and crudely inlaid ornemental cap box

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 43.5 in (1105 mm), Barrel length: 27.5 in (699 mm)

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 21308

Calibre

.54 in

Associations

Places America