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SHARPS RIFLE COMPANY 10 ROUND CARTRIDGE PACKETS & INDIVIDUAL .52 CALIBER SHARPS LINEN CARTRIDGES - EXCELLENT COMPLETE EXAMPLES:  I have the following selection of original, complete Civil War issue 52 Caliber Sharps Rifle and Carbine Cartridge packets and individual .52 Caliber Sharps Linen Cartridges.  Each of the packets is complete, containing ten cartridges and twelve percussion caps with clear legible labels.  The individual cartridges are in excellent condition, in full form with the full powder charge and the tissue paper bases fully intact.

These packets and individual cartridges are excellent examples of the ammunition issued for both the Sharps Rifles and Carbines on the far reaches of the Dragoon era frontier west, on the battlefields of the Civil War, and in the early years of western expansion following the War.  Both the packets and individual cartridges for any of the early carbines and rifles are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and in particular those for the popular Sharps firearms have all but disappeared from the current market.

Each of these offerings - both full packets and individual cartridges - are listed below with accompanying photographs. 

 

NO. 1  .52 CALIBER SHARPS LINEN CARTRIDGES – EXCELLENT COMPLETE EXAMPLE – FULL FORM & INTACT:  Once again, I have been fortunate enough to find a small quantity of these famous .52 Caliber Sharps Linen Cartridges and this group is in “like new” condition, excellent overall in full form, with the full powder charge and the tissue paper bases fully intact.  The bullets retain their full form and the linen powder tubes are likewise in full form, clean, and intact with no tears, wear or other damage.   

Becoming increasingly difficult to find on the market, this is a good opportunity to obtain one or more examples of this workhorse cartridge of the US Cavalry, used on the far reaches of the Dragoon era frontier west, through the Civil War, and in the early years of western expansion following the War.  The cartridge shown in the photographs below is representative of the condition of those in this offering.  (0210) $175

 

NO. 2   SHARPS RIFLE & CARBINE 10 ROUND CARTRIDGE PACKET:  I acquired this original Civil War issue Sharps Rifle Cartridge packet with a number of other sealed, complete Sharps packets.  This packet had been opened, but still contained 2 or 3 linen cartridges.  The label was missing from the packet and a couple of the corners had split.  While the cartridges were sold individually, I restored the packet and created an exact duplicate of the label and placed it on the packet.  Now, full form, this packet is a good example of the much higher priced packets, and it is one that would display well in your collection at a fraction of the cost.  Again, the packet itself is original, but the label is a reproduction.  The label is much clearer in person than it shows in these photos.  An added value, the original paper divider that lay between the two layers of cartridges is still present.  (0248)  $150  

NO. 3 SHARPS RIFLE & CARBINE 10 ROUND CARTRIDGE  PACKET MADE BY THE SHARPS RIFLE COMPANY - COMPLETE & SEALED – EXCELLENT SPECIMEN:  This original, complete Civil War issue Sharps Rifle Cartridge packet, containing ten cartridges and twelve percussion caps, is full form, and features a clear, legible complete label.  This paper wrapped packet is in excellent condition with all the seams intact, having not been opened.  SOLD

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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