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Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company

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Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company   Hartford Connecticut 1851 1874


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In 1851, a new breechloader was being made in Windsor, Vermont by the firm of Robbins & Lawrence. Rifle production continued in Vermont while a new Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company was formed in Hartford,



Longarms

Sharps Models, Production years, Calibers, Serial Numbers

Model Production from Production until Caliber Serial Number from Serial Number to estimated production
1949 Sporting Rifle
right side
1849 1850 .36 and .44 Percussion 1 150 50 - 75
1850 Sporting Rifle 1850 1851 .36 and .44 1 200 150
1850 Carbine 1850 1850 .52 1 200 6
1851 Sporting Rifle 1852 1855 32, 60 and 90 bore 1 2050 193
1851 Carbine 1852 1855 32, 60 and 90 bore 1 2050 1837
1852 Sporting Rifle 1853 1855 32, 60 and 90 bore 2051 7226 606
1852 Carbine 1853 1855 32, 60 and 90 bore 2041 7500 4997
1852 Shotgun 1854 1855 26 bore 2050 7250 73
1853 Sporting Rifle 1854 1859 32, 60 and 90 bore 8000 27500 2970
1853 Carbine 1854 1857 26, 32, 60 and 90 bore 8000 26000 10519
1853 Military Rifle 1854 1856 32 bore 15200 222
1853 Shotgun 1854 1856 24, 26, 28, 32 and 90 bore 8300 22000 320
1855 Carbine 1856 1857 .54 17000 25000 6796
1855 Military Rifle 1856 1858 .54 19600 20750 263
1855 Sporting Rifle 1856 1857 .44 over 20000   12
1855 New Model Carbine
Carbine left side
Carbine right side
1858 1863 .52, .54 and .56 30000 80000 27000
1859 New Model Military Rifle 1859 1862 .52 and .56 36000 60000 6989
1859 New Model Sporting Rifle 1859 1861 .44 and .52 35000 36000 32
Pistol Rifle 1857 1860 .31, .36, .38, .44 1 1062 550
1863 New Model Carbine
Carbine right side
1863 1865 .52 71235
C1
99999
C49528
60000
1863 New Modle Military Rifle 1865 1865 .52 C30000 C40000 7000
1863 New Modle Sporting Rifle 1864 1865 .44 and .52 unknown unknown 16
1865 New Model Carbine 1865 1866 .52 C40000 C50000 5000
1865 New Model Military Rifle 1865 1866 .52 C40000 C50000 1000
Confederate Carbine, Richmond 1862 1864 .54 1 5200 5200
(1900 made by Robinson and 3300 by the Confederate government)
Confederate Carbine, Huntersville 1862 ? .52 and .58 none none unknown
1866 New Model Military Rifle 1866 1866 .50 r.f.     unknown
1869 New Model Carbine 1869 1872 .40-70, .45-70, .50-70 C48000 C51000 500
1869 New Model Military Rifle 1869 1872 .50-70 C48000 C51000 about 100
1869 New Model Sporting Rifle 1869 1872 .40-50, .40-70, .44-70, .44-77, .50-70 C48000 C51000 50
1874 Sporting Rifle
Target gun with scope, left side
Target gun with scope, right side
1871 1880 Various C50000 163000 Hartford production was 2341 and Bridgeport production 4400
1874 Creedmoor Rifle 1874 1875 .44-90     4 variations
1st = pistol grip, checkered = 134 made
2nd = pistol grip, plain = 12 made
3rd = straight = 3 made
4th = straight, rifle butplate = 2 made
1874 Long-Range Rifle 1875 1879       4 variations and produced at Hartford and bridgeport
Hartford = 61 in 4 variations
Bridgeport = 368 in 4 variations
1874 Mid-Range Rifle 1876 1879       4 variations and produced at Hartford and bridgeport
Hartford = 54 in 3 variations
Bridgeport = 123 in 3 variations
1874 Schuetzen Rifle 1877 1878 .40-50     69 made at Bridgeport
1874 Military Rifle 1871 1877       441 made at Bridgeport
1328 made at Hartford
1874 Express Rifle 1879 1879 .45     30
1874 Business Rifle 1876 1880       1604 made at Bridgeport
1874 Hunter Rifle 1875 1880       451 made at Bridgeport
141 made at Hartford
1874 Springfield Sharps 1871 1871 .50-70     300 made at Springfield with standard Springfield butt and a two band musket forearm with ramrod
1874 Carbine 1872 1878       398 made at Bridgeport
58 made at Hartford
1874 Rifle 1879 1882 .40, .45     700 made at Bridgeport
1877 Long-Range 1877 1879 .45 160000 161000 proposed in 3 variations
variation 1 = 46 made
variation 2 = 2 made
variation 3 = 0 made ?
1877 Overbaugh Schuetzen 1876 1880 .45 C54000 162000 73
1877 Lower 1880 1880 .40-70, 45-70 D1 D75 75
1878 Sporting Rifle 1877 1881 .40-65, .40-90, .45-75, .45-100 1 23000 1610 made
1878 Military Rifle 1877 1881 .40-70, .44-77, .45-70     11859
1878 Business Rifle 1878 1881 .40-65, .40-90, .45-75     89
1878 Carbine 1878 1880 .45-70     384
1878 Officers Rifle 1878 1879 .45-70     48
1878 Schuetzen Rifle 1878 1880 .40-45     31
1878 Short-Range Rifle 1878 1880 .40-45, 40-50     153
1878 Mid-Range Rifle 1877 1880 .40-65, .40-70, .40-90, .45-70, .45-100     246
1878 Long-Range Rifle 1877 1880 .45     230
1878 Hunter Rifle 1878 1881 .40-45     62
1878 Express Rifle 1879 1880 .45     31
Double Barrel Shotgun 1879 1880 10 and 12 gauge     230
Tipping & Lawden marked Single Shot Rifle ? ? .44 1 140 140


Pistols and Revolvers

Sharps Models, Production years, Calibers, Serial Numbers

Model Production from Production until Caliber Serial Number from Serial Number to estimated production
Hartford Single Shot Pistol 1853 1853 .52 none none 20
Single Shot Pistol, Small Frame 1855 1856 .31 1 519 500
Single Shot Pistol, Large Frame 1857 1858 .36 (.34 and .41 seems being found) 473 932 350
Percussion Revolver 1857 1858 .25 1 2000 2000
Model 1A, four barrel pistol
1A left side
1A right side
? ? .22 r.f. short 1 and
again 1
60000
1000
61000
Model 1B, four barrel pistol ? ? .22 r.f. short 1 3200 3200
Model 1C, four barrel pistol
1C left side
1C right side
? ? .22 r.f. short 1300 27000 26000
Model 1D, four barrel pistol
1D left side
1D right side
? ? .22 r.f. short 22400 23500 1100
Model 1E, four barrel pistol ? ? .22 r.f. short 2125 2170 40
Model 2A, four barrel pistol
2A left side
2A right side
? ? .30 r.f. 1 and
again 1
550
23000
2500
1100
26500
Model 2B, four barrel pistol ? ? .30 r.f. long 1 3700 3700
Model 2C, four barrel pistol ? ? .30 r.f. 3700 8400 4700
Model 2D, four barrel pistol ? ? .30 r.f. 550 1100 500
Model 2E, four barrel pistol ? ? .30 r.f. 1 750 750
Model 2F, four barrel pistol ? ? .30 r.f. none none 25
Model 3A, four barrel pistol
3A left side
3A right side
? ? .32 r.f. long no special serial range, found between numbers
20
11000 2500
Model 3B, four barrel pistol ? ? .32 r.f. long no special serial range, found between numbers
1170
80000 2000
Model 3C, four barrel pistol ? ? .32 r.f. long no special serial range, found between numbers
60
16800 9000
Model 3D, four barrel pistol ? ? .32 r.f. long no special serial range, found between numbers
4130
87000 2500
Model 4A, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips
4A left side
4A right side
? ? .32 r.f. short 1 3690 2000
Model 4B, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips
4B left side
4B right side
? ? .32 r.f. short 1 10999 9000
Model 4C, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips ? ? .32 r.f. short 11000 15000 4000
Model 4D, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips ? ? .32 r.f. short none none 25
Tipping & Lawden marked Model A, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips ? ? .22 r.f. short mainly 1 6000 2000
Tipping & Lawden marked Model B, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips ? ? .30 r.f. and .32 (7mm, 8mm) mainly 1 6000 4000
Tipping & Lawden marked Model C, four barrel pistol, birdhead grips ? ? .34 r.f. (9mm) mainly 1 6000 250


Sharps & Hankings

Sharps Models, Production years, Calibers, Serial Numbers

Model Production from Production until Caliber Serial Number from Serial Number to estimated production
Military Rifle 1861 1862 .54 Sharps & Hankings 1 700 700
Navy Carbine 1862 1865 .54 1000 12000 8000
Cavalry Carbine 1862 1862 .54 3000 4000 500
Army Rifle 1863 1867 .54 6000 12000 500


1871 - 1876 Army trial guns