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 Post subject: Sharps Breech Loading Pistol
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 6:33 am 
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Sharps Breech Loading Percussion Pistol.


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 Post subject: Re: Sharps Breech Loading Pistol
PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:23 pm 
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Thanks Steve................must be incredibly rare!.....never saw one before and wasn't aware there was one. The only Sharps pistols I was aware of was the little four barrel "pepper box" pistols.

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 Post subject: Re: Sharps Breech Loading Pistol
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Howdy!

It looks like the rarer 8 11111/4 inch barrel. Most were 6 1/2. They also made a smaller .34 version in Philadelphia. Not sure why as the standard was a .38
There weren't many made.. believed to be 800 between 1858 and 1863 when Sharps combined with William Hankins.

I think Sharps was trying to contract on the single-shot thinking the same Remington tried.

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