Z- Sold Antique “BLEEDING KANSAS” Slant Breech SHARPS Carbine
Z- Sold Antique “BLEEDING KANSAS” Slant Breech SHARPS Carbine
Antique “BLEEDING KANSAS” Slant Breech SHARPS Carbine - Click to Enlarge Image

Z- Sold Antique “BLEEDING KANSAS” Slant Breech SHARPS Carbine

RJT#5521 -


“BLEEDING KANSAS” Slant Breech SHARPS Carbine Famous for the Free-Staters v. Border Ruffians. While John Browns body lies a-molderng in his grave. 
Sharps Model 1853 Slant Breech Saddle Ring Carbine manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1854. Only about 10,500 of these carbines were made. They were purchased by civilians and the U.S. military. The Sharps, had a rate of fire of at least 18 shots per minute in the 1857 US Ordnance Trials. It is estimated that over 1,200 Sharps Model 1853 Carbines were smuggled into Kansas by “Abolitionists” such as John Brown and preacher Henry Ward Beecher. These were known as “Beecher’s Bibles” as they were shipped in crates marked “BOOKS”.  On the other side were the pro-slavery “Border Ruffians”. There is record of at least 300 going to a St. Louis dealer, for the Border Ruffians.
This carbine is serial # 13586. The overall condition is very smooth with almost no external pitting. The markings are clear. The numbers match.  The walnut stock is in good shape with a chip out of the toe. The bore is shinny bright with strong rifling. The action is excellent. Barrel is 21-1/2 inches. Caliber: .52 This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you in the USA.   We do ship antique arms INTERNATIONALLY.  Adult signature required, know your customs requirements. 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
We always answer questions and entertain offers.  
Payment: Item, can be ordered with a credit card or paypal on our sight. Just Google (riverjunction) and type in the River Junction Trade Co. item number (5521) in the search box. Before you checkout you will see shipping cost and total.  OR If you prefer:  Pay by cash, postal money order, cashiers check, personal & business checks. We wait for checks to clear. Have questions? Call me 563-880-4588. Jim

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Items over $1000.00 can layaway at 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and balance in the following 30 days. No discount is offered on layaway items. We are open to offers at any other time. 

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