.44 caliber, 25.5" octagonal barrel, S/N 14905. The barrel is marked Sharps Rifle / Manuf & Co. / Hartford Conn, and features a hood front sight with a folding adjustable target rear barrel sight, and a tang rear sight. The breech of the barrel features scroll engravings. The frame, lever, hammer, lock, patchbox and buttplate also feature beautiful scroll engravings. The tang is marked Sharp's Patent 1848, with the serial number in a scroll, and features an adjustable peep sight. Walnut stock with pewter forend tip.
The barrel has a deep plum patina, The frame, lock, hammer and lever have a dull gunmetal grey look, with very small areas of staining. The forend has an old repaired crack, as does the stock in a small area behind the frame on the right side. The bore could use a light cleaning and is in good condition. The action is good.