Great example of a Sharps rifle “New Model 1863″ that underwent the Govt Cartridge conversion for the civil war and Indian war use . 22″ carbine barrel and is one of the original 6 groove barrels.”DFC” inspected cartouche on rear left side of stock. Chambered for the .50-70 metallic cartridge. Condition: Antique Good. Bluing has changed to espresso patina. Case coloring has been reduced to faint traces. Wood furniture has spider cracking from age and numerous ding/nicks. Stamped markings are well worn and faint. Only slight cracking where wood meets the frame. Function and lock up is excellent. CLASS: ANTIQUE, NO FFL NEEDED