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1849 contract for manufacturing the first Sharps firearm, patented in 1848. Less than 100 firearms were manufactured under this contract.
1849 a second contract for manufacuring the fist Sharps Sporting Rifles.
The guns produced were the "wheel primer" model. These first rifles were plain, octagon barrel, sporting rifles in .36 and .44 caliber. Less than 100 firearms were manufactured under this contract.