Does any one have a date of manufacture for the sharps carbine?
I have one marked with two cartouches, one on the center of the butt stock and the other on the wood just above the saddle ring bar. It is serail C, 27xxx new model 1863 marked. bbl is marked MNM just ahead of the breach on the left side of the bbl.
There is also letters stamped in the plate that holds the back of the saddle ring bar in place. Any info would be helpful. thanks.