Unusual Frontier Altered Sharps saddle ring carbine. (AL2670)
Unusual Frontier Altered Sharps saddle ring carbine. This is a very unusual gun with several modifications by a gunsmith of the period. Attachment to trigger guard added to give a pistol grip feel. Hammer and trigger have both been changed to a Sharp 1877 style. Forearm also changed with Schnabel style forend. Carbine sling bar was eliminated. The lock plate was altered to an 1869 style. Gun is now a center fire believed to be a .50-70 caliber. Dark brown patina on barrel with some spots of pitting. Gun is mechanically sound with very tight action. This is a very interesting conversion.