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Pedersoli™ 1859 Sharps Infantry Rifle - .54 Caliber - S.761.054


The Pedersoli® 1859 Sharps Infantry Rifle is the last of the percussion rifles ever invented and is considered to be the rifle that paved the way for the transition to the centerfire cartridge rifles that we are familiar with today. The Sharps rifle was used extensively throughout the civil war by both the Confederacy and the Union and the infantry model was used by sharp shooting and elite infantry units alike during the war.

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SKU S.761.054

Description


The Pedersoli® 1859 Sharps Infantry Rifle is the last of the percussion rifles ever invented and is considered to be the rifle that paved the way for the transition to the centerfire cartridge rifles that we are familiar with today. While the shorter carbine version of the Sharps Rifle was used extensively throughout the civil war by both the Confederacy and the Union the infantry model was used primarily by sharp shooting and elite infantry units during the war. The vast majority of Sharps Rifles produced during the war were the shorter carbine version issued to mounted cavalry units rather than foot soldiers. After the end of the Civil War, the Sharps Rifle became the gun of choice for buffalo hunters spreading out across the great plains of the midwestern United States as it offered greater shooting ranges and a rapid reloading rate muzzleloading rifles couldn't offer.

The Pedersoli® 1859 Sharps Infantry Rifle is a meticulously crafted historical reproduction of the original 1859 Sharps Infantry Rifle. The Rifle features a case-hardened frame and blued barrel finish and is made to fire .54 caliber paper cartridges. The Sharps Infantry Rifle also features a patch box built into the stock as well as a single smooth action trigger and a beautiful American walnut stock. Pedersoli® has manufactured the rifle to comply with N-SSA (North-South Skirmish Association) requirements and is approved for use in N-SSA sanctioned reenacting events and competitions.

The rifle features a 30-inch barrel with a rifling twist ratio of 1:48, perfectly designed for the mini ball and other mid-1800's styled conical projectiles. The rifle's overall length measures a very manageable 46 7/8"-inches and the gun weighs just 10 lbs.

The Pedersoli® 1859 Sharps Infantry Rifle is a faithful reproduction of one of the most iconic rifles in American history. The beautiful craftsmanship offered by Pedersoli makes it among the most elite in its class and a worthy addition to every arsenal. Whether you are shooting for sport, hunting or reenacting the Pedersoli® 1859 Sharps rifle is a perfect choice for everyone.

Specifications

Caliber
.54 CALIBER
Barrel
30" BLUED STEEL
Rifle Stock
SATIN-FINISHED AMERICAN WALNUT
Banded Barrel
TRIPLE BANDED BARREL W/ SLING SWIVELS
Twist Rate
1:48 TWIST
Action
SINGLE SHOT BREECH LOADING ACTION
Overall Length
46 7/8" OVERALL LENGTH
Overall Weight  10 LBS
Trigger  SINGLE TRIGGER
Ammunition
FIRES .54 CAL PAPER CARTRIDGES
Ignition
PERCUSSION CAP IGNITION
Sights
FLIP UP ADJUSTABLE IRON SIGHTS
Reenactment Ready
N-SSA APPROVED
Pedersoli™ Warranty
YES

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