I'v been trying to find some information recently regarding Sharps rifles. I've come across an old Sharps rifle and have been trying to track down the history of it if possible. I've done some research based off of the information I've been able to pull off the gun and from the internet. Like I said was hoping someone may be able to give me a little bit more detail into the history of this particular rifle. Thanks for your time. -T -1859 New Model Military Sharps -Serial #36686 -36 inch barrel -53 inch length -Lever/breech and hammer/trigger are operational -Smooth bore -T brace bayonet lug -Seems to be some surface rust but nothing terribly deep. -Wood is in excellent condition minus a 1-2 inch crack on hand gaurd where it meets the breech.