Sharps rifles were a series of large bore single shot rifles that began
Uberti 1874 sharps cavalry carbine1
with a design by Christian Sharps in 1848. Sharps rifles have been historically renowned for long range and high accuracy. By 1874 the rifle was available in a variety of calibers and had been adopted by the armies of a number of nations and was one of the few successful designs to transition to metallic cartridge use.

Reproductions of the Sharps rifle are currently made by different rifle companies and the rifle has become an icon of the Old West due to its use in a number of movies in the Western genre.

Sharps Cavalry Carbine in Southern VictoryEdit

The Sharps Carbine Rifle was the standard issue rifle of the US Cavalry during the Second Mexican War.  It lacked the range of a proper infantry rifle, but its small frame made it mobile enough for the cavarly.

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