Sharps 4-Barrel Derringer These guns were made from about 1860 to 1872
in Philadelphia and this specimen is in remarkable condition for being
made around 1868. Chambered for the .22 short. The .22s are the most
desirable because ammunition is readily available. It has a fixed 4
barrel unit with a rotating firing pin which rotates to the next barrel
each time the hammer is pulled. The accuracy was somewhat amazing. It
would be no problem hitting a man sized target at 25-35 yards. The
recipient of a chunk of lead was afraid of getting an infection with a
slow death. This one has walnut grips. Serial number is14705. The right side of the frame is marked in a circular pattern
"C.SHARPS & CO. PHILADA. PA." while the left side is marked "C
SHARPS PATENT 1859". This design incorporated a rotating firing pin
that turned 90 degrees to the next barrel. Overall condition is NRA
Antique Fine with no original finish remaining on the barrel. Brass
frame show smooth mustard color. Grips are in fine condition. The
bores show strong rifling. Action works perfectly. 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. Adult signature required upon delivery.
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