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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 CARTRIDGE 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.

A very nice specimen, retaining its full form, with the full powder charge and the tissue paper base fully intact, this one shows no wear from storage.  The linen powder tube is in full form and intact with no weakness, the bullet retains its full form, and the powder charge is still in place with no leakage.   

Becoming increasingly difficult to find on the market, this is a good opportunity to obtain an excellent example 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.  (0417) $225

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NO. 2  .52 CALIBER SHARPS LINEN CARTRIDGE VERY GOOD COMPLETE EXAMPLE FULL FORM & INTACT:  This is the last of the lot, and while retaining its full form, with the full powder charge and the tissue paper base fully intact, this one shows a little age and wear from storage.  There is a stain on one side of the cartridge body and the base shows a small surface loss immediately adjacent to the stain.  The linen powder tube is otherwise in full form and intact with no weakness, the bullet retains its full form, and the powder charge is still in place with no leakage.   

Becoming increasingly difficult to find on the market, this is a good opportunity to obtain an example 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.  Despite the affects of age, this cartridge is a very good representative specimen to add to your display.  (0210) $175

 

NO. 3   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  PENDING

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NO. 4  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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