Own a part of our American historyI am starting this auction at a slightly higher starting bid because this REALLY is a rare replica pistol. This is a replica firearm for the professional collector. Researching this Sharps pistols history provided me with much insite. Christian Sharps patented his rifle in 1848. The Sharps rife manufacturing co. was organized in 1851. He produced this pistol in 1852 and only 500 small frame .31 cal. were made between 1855 and 1856. A larger frame in .36 cal. approximately 350 were made between 1857 and 1858. This interesting pistol was the predecessor of the famous 1859 Sharps rifle. They used the pistol action they had on hand at the Philadelphia factory. This was a time when different self-contained cartridges were being experimented with and this unusual rifle came into existance because of this pistols action. This piece will stand out in any collection. Not only were t a few of the real pistols made but try to find this replica anyw The overall length of this pistol is 13". Has working hammer, trigger, and lever. The dark wood grips are in perfect condition. This replica sold as is will have many lookers enthused. We have several other historical replica firearms up for auction ~Please take time to check our listings~ NOTICE: This is a REPLICA pistol. It can not be made to fire in any way. An orange plug has been installed in the barrel in compliance to Ebay rules and regulations. You MUST be 18 years of age or older to bid on and purchase this item. We will not go against any Ebay rules. Sold in US only - No foreign sales We take Paypal and Postal money orders. If paying by money order you MUST email us so we are informed. Payment by money order MUST be received in 10 days of close of this auction. If you have any questions please email us. HAPPY BIDDING
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