1/6 CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SHARPS CARBINE RIFLE with SLING and CARTRIDGE BAG - COWBOY

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  • Sold Date: Mar 03, 2017
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1/6 CIVIL WAR CAVALRY SHARPS CARBINE RIFLE with SLING and CARTRIDGE BAG - COWBOY - NATIVE AMERICAN - CAVALRY - CIVIL WAR - INDIAN WARS

** 1848 Sharps Carbine with Baldric and Belt Cartridge Pouch which has a Very Detailed Interior **

The military Sharps rifle was a falling block rifle used during and after the American Civil War in multiple variations. Along with being able to use a standard percussion cap, the Sharps had a fairly unusual pellet primer feed. This was a device which held a stack of pelleted primers and flipped one over the nipple each time the trigger was pulled and the hammer fell - making it much easier to fire a Sharps from horseback than a gun employing individually loaded percussion caps - The carbine version was very popular with the cavalry of both the Union and Confederate armies and was issued in much larger numbers than other carbines of the war and was top in production in front of the Spencer or Burnside carbine. The falling block action lent itself to conversion to the new metallic cartridges developed in the late 1860s, and many of these converted carbines in .50-70 Government were used during the Indian Wars in the decades immediately following the Civil War

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