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Old May 9, 2013, 10:32 AM   #1
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Came home with a new toy...

The LGS had a 63 Sharps Saddle Ring Carbine. They didn't know what they wanted for it.

I gave them 200.00.





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Old May 9, 2013, 10:35 AM   #2
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You can see it is a relic and will never be anything but..





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Old May 9, 2013, 10:37 AM   #3
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But I fell in love with it.







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Old May 9, 2013, 10:48 AM   #4
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You have a good eye !!

I know it's hard to see, but that is a great find and that "orphan" is finally going to a good home. ....

Be Safe !!!
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Old May 9, 2013, 10:58 AM   #5
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sharps

I'd clean it up and shoot it.It's too good of an old gun to be unemployed
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Old May 9, 2013, 11:30 AM   #6
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Congrats Doc - I'd have done the same thing. For that price, you're going to get a lot of enjoyment out of it even if you just hang it on the wall and look at it and think about the history behind it. I think it's a great find!
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Old May 9, 2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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Thanks fellas

Once I get used to it, I might put it up for sale or trade.
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Old May 9, 2013, 01:50 PM   #8
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Doc, that's an unbelievable price for such a great rifle! I have to be of the opinion as some of the other posters, you gotta shoot it. Against my better judgement, I fired a family heirloom early 1800's vintage W. Virginia rifle, and was glad I did!
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Old May 9, 2013, 02:01 PM   #9
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I am afraid this will always be a non-shooter

The hammer will not go to full cock. I am thinking there are some internal problems and I am reluctant to take it apart to fix them.

As it is, there may be some collector value and I am not smart enough about relics to know what I can do and what I should leave alone.

I might just put it on the Gunbroker and hope to get enough for it to make a dent in a shootable .45-70. I have been in the market for a Sharps and a Rolling block Remington.

But Bedbug is right. I'd have to get a lot for it to make up for the fun of just having it.
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Old May 9, 2013, 05:50 PM   #10
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Some people have all the luck. Congrats on a great find Doc.
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Old May 9, 2013, 06:58 PM   #11
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That's pretty awesome! I'd have to make sure I had stared it many hours, until I could see it in my sleep before I'd think about selling it. Nice rifle!
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Clean it up, and have some FUN!
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Old May 9, 2013, 07:29 PM   #13
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That's pretty awesome! I'd have to make sure I had stared it many hours, until I could see it in my sleep before I'd think about selling it. Nice rifle!
I'd be sleeping with it .
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Old May 9, 2013, 07:45 PM   #14
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Man oh Man what a find and what a price!!! Congrat's and it CAN be cleaned back up, trust me, I've worked on worse!!
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Old May 9, 2013, 08:07 PM   #15
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Great find at an excellent price! If it were mine I'd clean it up and get it functioning correctly again. I've brought similar looking rifles back into shooting condition and I think this one can definitely be saved.
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Old May 9, 2013, 09:57 PM   #16
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I wouldn't want to try and take it apart either but if the hammer won't go to full cock I would soak it with penetrating oil and work the hammer back and forth putting a little pressure on it as you are moving it.There may be some corrosion inside that will work free.
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Old May 10, 2013, 01:25 AM   #17
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I got it to go to full cock now but the hammer isn't catching the sear.

Looks like I better start looking for parts.

I may be trying to fix this bugger.
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Old May 10, 2013, 06:43 AM   #18
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a VERY good find Doc .
the issue you may have is that the full cock has enough rust in it that it wont hold OR the trigger bar may be jammed just high enough to hold it out of the full cock notch but not from the 1/2 cock

sooner or later your going to have to break her down ..
then she will tell you what she needs .

again great find
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Nice!

I love just being able to SEE such a great historic piece!

Great find Doc, congrats!

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Old May 10, 2013, 09:25 AM   #20
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As I said...

I put the thing on the Gunbroker as an experiment.

Don't really want to sell it but if someone comes along w/ the right price, everything is for sale.
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Old May 10, 2013, 03:47 PM   #21
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$200 for a cavalry carbine is great! I would get rid of the rust on the breech block and take it from there.
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Old May 11, 2013, 05:37 AM   #22
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Gary....

I agree.

If it doesn't sell after a coupla listings, I will begin to clean it up and fix the problems.

And I also agree to start with the receiver/breachblock.

My goal would be to put it into the hands of a shooter or collector who would really appreciate it.
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