1859 Sharps carbine question at gunsinternational

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I've seen one or two other 1859 Sharps carbines with a shoulder strap piece on the stock bottom. Why would this ever be a valid configuration? There's nowhere else on the forend for the other end of the strap to connect, as is the case with the 3-band long rifle.

http://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...dle-ring-carbine-al3951-.cfm?gun_id=100813200

They stated it was in a dry place - over a fireplace mantel would be my best guess. For $1,250 someone else can have it over their fireplace.

Were there any 1859 Sharps carbines that had the saddle bar but did NOT also have the patch box? My carbine had the busted stub of the saddle bar still screwed in to the receiver.
 

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Maybe it was on gunbroker, but I did read that the navy had a special order of 1859 Sharps carbines with the swivel base on the stock. I'll find the link later and post here.
 
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Horsesoldier.com is where I read about the Navy version 1859, where as is mentioned the saddle bar and ring were not included, BUT the swivel was.

http://www.horsesoldier.com/products/firearms/carbines/10756
http://www.horsesoldier.com/products/firearms/carbines/23152

And then there's the NRA Museum link, mentioning an order for 300 Sharps with the custom configuration. No reason for a saddle bar if no horsies. Note the difference in the NRA rifle's swivel ring vs. those on Horsesoldier. NRA looks just like the ring that came with the saddle bar, whereas the Horsesoldier ring looks just like the long rifle swivel setup.

http://www.nramuseum.org/guns/the-g...nd-rifles/sharps-model-1859-navy-carbine.aspx
 
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