z Sold ~ Pepperbox Pistol - Sharps 4-shot
z Sold ~ Pepperbox Pistol - Sharps 4-shot
Sharps 4-shot Pepperbox Pistol - Click to Enlarge Image

z Sold ~ Pepperbox Pistol - Sharps 4-shot

RJT#2741 -


This is a nice example of a Sharps Pepperbox in Caliber .22 Rimfire showing little amount of original finish. This one is a brass frame, with fluted barrels, and very good wooden grips with a rounded frame juncture. Serial number on the bottomstrap is 25674. 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 has old mustard yellow patina. Grips are in fine+ condition showing 90% original varnish. Rifling strong in the bores. Action works perfectly. A great looking sharps. This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.

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