A Sharps Model 1865 Metallic Cartridge Conversion breechloading carbine
Serial no. 45523, .52-70 caliber. Unmarked 22 inch blued barrel with three-groove rifling. Casehardened action/lock, the lockplate with standard Lawrence and Sharps markings, the patent dates worn. Oil-finished walnut stock and fore-end, the left side of the buttstock with DFC inspector's cartouche.
Condition: Fine arsenal refinish. Casehardening faded. Wood with few light marks.