No Greene Oval Bore Rifle Regulation

1863 Sharps Rifle Size

Marked Greene's Patent Nov. 17, 1857. Length about 52 inches length of barrel 36 inches calibre of bore before ovaling .53, depth of cutting each side .008, making the calibre .546 pitch 1 turn in about 50 inches. Weight without bayonet 10 pounds. The charge, in a paper packet, was 2 inches long, and contained 68 grains of powder and a Minie bullet weighing an ounce and a quarter. The wood was filled and coated writh linseed oil. The hammer was case-hardened in colors the ramrod was bright...