M1859 SHARPS INFANTRY PERCUSSION RIFLE 1141 Denix The Sharps Rifle was produced by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut. Sharps Rifles had a well earned reputation for durability and accuracy. The military Sharps rifle was falling block rifle used during and after the American Civil War. The Sharps Models fought all through the Civil War and then became the Famed Buffalo Riles of the West.
Measuring a little over 49 inches in length overall, this Denix model 1141 single-shot non-firing replica 1859 Infantry Rifle is the big brother to the smaller 1859 Sharps Carbine (Denix 1142). Its features include a beautiful Antique Steel Grey finish throughout the rifle body, butt plate, 3 barrel bands, sight, and a side saddle ring. The fore-stock and shoulder stock are constructed of wood and are given a stained and smooth polished finish.
This non-firing replica of the 1859 Sharps Percussion Infantry Rifle clearly demonstrates the lever action system and handling aspects of such an innovative weapon of history.
Featuring a working lever action and two tumbler hammer, it cocks and fires; and is additionally equipped with an
adjustable rear sight and saddle ring. A perfect prop when used in stage, film or costume accessory, yet its appeal is equally impressive when mounted in home or office for decorative display!
A piece of Civil War Firearms and movie history, this non-firing replica is authentically styled and detailed. Your collector replica model Civil War Rifle comes pre-assembled, ready for display in your home or office.
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The Sharps made a superior sniper weapon of greater accuracy than the more commonly issued muzzle-loading rifled muskets. Expensive to manufacture (3x the cost of a muzzle-loading Springfield ) only 11,000 of the Model 1859s were produced. It was used in the Civil War by the U.S. Army Marksman, known popularly as "Berdan's Sharpshooters" in honor of their leader Hiram Berdan. Col. Berdan was the commanding officer of the 1st and 2nd US Sharpshooters. Under his tutelage, skilled Union marksmen were trained and equipped with the 52 caliber Sharps Rifle. It has been claimed that Berdan's units were responsible for killing more enemy than any unit in the Union Army.
Denix Non-Firing Replicas The Denix 1141 non-firing replica Sharps Percussion Infantry Rifles are a beautiful addition to your collection. Denix deluxe non-firing models have been faithfully reproduced in weight, feel and handling characteristic of the rare and expensive originals. This historically accurate and safe revolver replica comes assembled, ready for display in your home or office, or ready for use in historic reenactment, movie, theatre, or costume events. These classic model guns are made of zinc alloy metals with polished wood stocks. They cannot withstand excessive misuse or dry-firing, cannot be disassembled nor made to fire real ammunitions.