Sharps rifles are a series of large-bore single-shot rifles, beginning with a design by Christian Sharps in 1848, and ceasing production in 1881. The military Sharps rifle was a falling block rifle used during and after the American Civil War. The carbine version was very popular with the cavalry of both the Union and Confederate armies and was issued in much larger numbers than the full length rifle. Almost 90,000 were produced. By 1863, it was the most common weapon carried by Union cavalry regiments.
Spec: Caliber 0.54, twist 1:48, 7 grooves. Barrel lenght 560 mm, overall lenght 995 mm. Weight 3,8 kg.
Video (Youtube link): Sharps Carbine versus Confederate rifled musket
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