z Sold ~ Sharps 4-shot Pepperbox Pistol
z Sold ~ Sharps 4-shot Pepperbox Pistol
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z Sold ~ Sharps 4-shot Pepperbox Pistol

RJT#1340 -


This is a nice example of a Sharps Pepperbox in Caliber .30 Rimfire showing little amount of original finish. This one appears to be a Model 2C with medium brass frame, fluted barrels, and very good wooden grips with a rounded frame juncture. Serial number on the bottomstrap is in the 4,000 range. The right side of the frame is marked in a circular pattern "PHILADA. PA." while the left side is marked "C SHARPS PATENT 1859". This was a fascinating design that incorporated a rotating firing pin that turned 90 degrees over to the next barrel each time the hammer was cocked. The firing pin rotates on a small cylinder at the face of the hammer. A hand pushes a series of cams on the back of the cylinder to turn the pin...much the same way a revolver cylinder is turned by a similar mechanism. Overall condition is NRA Antique Fine with little original barrel blue. Brass frame is bright. Grips are in fine+ condition showing 90% original varnish. Good to VG bores. Action works perfectly. A great looking sharps. ANTIQUE CAN BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU.

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