This is a fourth model Sharps pepperbox pistol. The barrels are 3 inches and are chambered in .32 rimfire. The birdshead grips are sound and free of chips , with exceptional wood to metal fit. The metal has been cleaned and exhibits some pitting and erosion. The right side of the receiver is marked "C. Sharps Patent / Jan. 25. 1859". The action is fully functional, the barrel slides freely and the firing pin rotate properly. All in All this is a better than average example of a rare and desirable Sharps Pistol.
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