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#04 Sharps Rifle

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Sharps Rifle

#04 Sharps Rifle

  • Sharps Rifle

    #04 Sharps Rifle

Date: 1855

STATISTICS

Name: Sharps Model 1855 Navy Rifle
Type: Percussion breech-loading carbine
Origin: American
Produced: 1855-1881
Number Built: 100,000+
Weight: 9.5 Lb (4.3kg)
Length: 47in (1,200mm)
Capacity: 1 round
Calibre: .52 calibre
Effective Range: 500yds (460m)

#04 Sharps Rifle

Description

Unlike the Winchester, which fired short-ranged pistol ammunition, the Sharps was a single-shot, full-bore rifle chambering the powerful .50-70 or .45-70 Government ammunition.

This made it highly accurate and powerful, whether for hunting large animals or ‘sniping’ human targets, as in Django Unchained (2012).

STATISTICS

Name: Sharps Model 1855 Navy Rifle
Type: Percussion breech-loading carbine
Origin: American
Produced: 1855-1881
Number Built: 100,000+
Weight: 9.5 Lb (4.3kg)
Length: 47in (1,200mm)
Capacity: 1 round
Calibre: .52 calibre
Effective Range: 500yds (460m)

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