SHARPS model 1855 British Contract Carbine

£2,950.00

Rare and good example of one of the 3000 of these SHARPS 1855 model  British Contract Carbine that were manufactured for the British Government

Marked SHARPS / PATENT / 1848 on the upper tang; the primer door is marked EDWARD MAYNARD / PATENTED 1845.

The London proof marks are on the receiver tang, and the right side of the breech block.

The arrow that indicates government ownership is at the rear of the barrel.

The weapon is 577 gauge, with an 18-inch barrel; the stock is made of walnut with a brass patch box and brass buttplate.

Markings: British Proof – Serial number: 25266 – EDWARD MAYNARD Patentee 1845 – Patent 1848

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Description

RARE: Only 3,000 British contract model 1855 were ever manufactured.

Markings: Serial number 25266  –  patent 1848  –  British Proof

18″ 577 gauge barrel, with a walnut stock; brass butt plate and a brass patch on the stock that opens a small compartment.

(Typical market value for a rare example of this quality is around £4,000)