Original Pre Civil War Production Sharps Model 1853 Slanting Breech .52 Cal Cavalry Carbine (a.k.a. John Brown Model) in Museum Quality Condition. The Wood stock is in great shape with normal wear from service. It does have one crack on the left side under the saddle ring bar. The mechanics are fully functional with very nice tight action. Has Sharps Patent 1852 on the lockplate. Sharps Patent 1848 and 16229 Serial Number behind the breech. And also Sharps Rifle Manufg co. Hartford, Conn on the barrel. The brass buttplate, patchbox and barrel band have a matching aged patina. Has the original long range and brass front sight intact. The barrel is full length with a really nice bore. A top of the line example that will stand strong in any Collection. Please see all photos for condition.