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Sharps, Christian

Name Street Town State From To
Sharps, Christian   Washington New Yersey 1810 1830s
Sharps, Christian   Harpers Ferry Virginia 1830s  
Sharps, Christian   Cincinnati, Hamilton county Ohio 1830s 1848
Sharps, Christian   Mill Creek Pennsylvania 1848 1851
Sharps, Christian   Hartford Connecticut 1851 1881


Patent Date Remarks
5,763 September 12, 1848 Sliding Breech-Pin and Self-Capping Gun
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6,960 December 18, 1849 Method of Revolving the Hammers of Repeating Fire-Arms
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9,308 October 5, 1852 Method of Priming Firearms
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9,820 June 28, 1859 Improvement in Percussion-Pellets
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16,072 November 11, 1856 Improvement in Breech-Loading Guns
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22,752 January 25, 1859 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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22,753 January 25, 1859 Improvement in Breech-Loading Repeating Fire-Arms
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29,108 July 10, 1860 Improvement in Packing Cartridges
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30,647 November 16, 1860 Improvement in Forming Cartridge-Cases
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30,765 November 27, 1860 Improvement in the Revolving Blocks of Revolving Fire-Arms
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RE1,199 June 18, 1861 Improvement in Breech-Loading Repeating Fire-Arms, part of patent 22,753
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32,790 July 9, 1861 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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33,546 October 22, 1861 Improvement in Hammer-Guards to Fire-Arms
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34,987 April 15, 1862 Improvement in Metallic Cartridges
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37,057 December 2, 1862 Improvement in Rifling-Machines
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RE1,455 April 21, 1863 Improvement in Packing Cartridges
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RE1,720 July 5, 1864 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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RE2,480 February 12, 1867 Improvement in Many-Barreled Fire-Arms, part of patent 22,753
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RE2,481 February 12, 1867 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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62,077 February 12, 1867 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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137,625 April 8, 1873 Improvement in Breech-Loading Fire-Arms
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Became Sharps Rifle Mfg. Co in 1851 and renamed to Sharps Rifle Co. in 1874. Was in operations until 1881.

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Formed C. Sharps & Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1854. Became Sharps & Hankins in 1862 and C. Sharps & Co. again in 1866. Was in operations until 1880

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various calibers percussion, single shot pistol, single action, dropping block, in small and medium frame pattern


.32 caliber percussion, single shot lever action pistol, pellet-primer, 5" round barrel Production was about 500 guns in the late 1850s.

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Longarms

Production
Begins
Production
Ends
Model
Caliber
1849
1850
Model 1949 Rifle
0.44 percussion
0.36 percussion
1850
1850
Model 1850 Rifle
0.44 percussion


Production
Begins
Production
Ends
Model
Caliber
1852
1855
Model 1851 Carbine
.36, .44, .52
1853
1855
Model 1852 Rifle
0.52
1853
1855
Model 1852 Carbine
0.52
1853
1855
Model 1852 Shotgun
Various
1854
1857
Model 1853 Carbine
Various
1856
1857
Model 1855
0.52
1856
1857
Model 1855 U.S. Navy Rifle
0.52
1855
1857
Model 1855 British Carbine
0.52
1859
1866
Model 1859 Carbine
0.52
1859
1866
Model 1863 Carbine
0.52
1859
1866
Model 1865 Carbine
0.52
1859
1866
Model 1859 Rifle
0.52
1869
1871
Model 1869 Carbine
0.52
1869
1871
Model 1869 Military Rifle
0.52
1869
1871
Model 1869 Sporting Rifle
.44-70, .50-70
1871
1881
Model 1874
Various
1877
1878
Model 1877
0.45
1878
1881
Model 1878
Various


Serial Numbers

Serial Number
Start
Serial Number
End
Model
1
1050
Model 1851 Carbine
2041
7050
Model 1852 Carbine
8000
26000
Model 1853 Carbine
17000
25000
Model 1855 Carbine
30000
80000
Model 1859 Carbine
71235
C49528
Model 1863 Carbine
C40000
C50000
Model 1865 Carbine
39000
CL625
Model 1869
C50000
163000
Model 1874
160000
161000
Model 1877
1
23000
Model 1878