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Original Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle Crate

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Original Sharps New Model 1863 Rifle Crate: This crate is stenciled indicating it was used to ship Sharps rifles. The original barrel support rib, with rounded slots for five rifles, remains in the bottom of the crate. Some significant amounts of original paint remain on the sides of the crate. Intriguingly, hand painted on the end opposite to the Sharps Rifle stenciling is lettering indicating that the crate may have also been used to ship Jenks’s rifles. The wood of the crate remains in strong condition. It is quite rare to find one of these crates intact as most were broken up for firewood, once the shipment of arms arrived to a specific regiment. The crate measures as follows: 57” long x 17” wide x 12” deep SOLD

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