Original Pre Civil War Sharps Model 1853 Slanting Breech .52 cal carbine (a.k.a. John Brown Model) with beautiful overall patina and nice aged matching brass hardware. The wood stock is in great shape with normal wear from service. The barrel is full length with a really nice bore. Has SHARPS RIFLE MANUFG. CO./HARTFORD, CONN. on top of the barrel. The rear sight is MIA and the front sight has been modified for an added long range sight behind the hammer. Still has the screws intact. Would look awesome if someone had one of these sights. Has the Sharps Patent and Serial Number 18611 on the tang. The Lockplate is marked SHARPS PATENT 1852. The mechanics are fully functional with really crisp tight action. Has its original saddle bar and ring intact. Inside the patchbox is a note that says shipped Nov 16, 1855. A great example that will add to any Civil War Collection and ride strong with your Confederate Cavalry items. Please see all photos and call or write for payment options.