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Sharps Firearms, The Percussion Era 1848-1865, Vol. I. Marcot.
Sharps Firearms, The Percussion Era 1848-1865, Vol. I. Marcot.


 
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Volume I is actually the second completed volume of the four volume set. Volume II is already out of print. Volume I covers the time period of Christian Sharps' invention in 1848 through all of the percussion developmental period of the 1850s, and through its improvements during the Civil War. The Chapters are: 1. Christian Sharps - Patent of 1848; 2. Sharps Model 1849 "Nippes" Sporting Rifles; 3. Sharps Model 1850 Sporting Rifles; 4. Sharps Model 1851 Military Carbines; 5. Sharps Model 1851 Carbine Tests & Trials; 6. Sharps Model 51 Sporting Rifles, Sporting Carbines & Shotguns; 7. Sharps Pistols & Sharps Pistol-Rifles; 8. Sharps Model 1852 Military Carbines; 9. Sharps Model 1852 Military Style Carbines, Sporting Carbines, Sporting Rifles & Shotguns; 10. Sharps Model 1853 Military Carbines & Rifles; 11. Sharps Model 1853 Sporting Rifles, Sporting Carbines & Shotguns; 12. Sharps Model 1855 Firearms; 13. Sharps Model 1859 & New Model 1859 Military Carbines; 14. Sharps Model 1859 Military Rifles; 15. Sharps Model 1859 Sporting Rifles & Sporting Carbines; 16. Sharps Model 1863 Military Carbines & Military Rifles; 17. Sharps Model 1865 Military Carbines & Rifles; 18. Confederate Sharps Carbines; and, 19. The History of Sharps Percussion Ammunition. There is also an extensive Bibliography, and a detailed Index. Another outstanding Roy Marcot, & Ron Paxton Book.

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