I wanted to call your attention to the link on the College Hill Arsenal website. I just finished posting a link for an original Spencer bayonet and recalled seeing an original 'C & C' Sharps triangular bayonet for sale. Using the search function the CHA popped up a beautiful example of an original Berdan Contract (serial # in the 56K range; set triggers) Sharps rifle. The rifle has been sold, but if you want to view it, CHA posts photos that are this close to actually holding one.
As much as I'd love to own one of these pieces of history, I'm going to have to be content with my Shiloh and Garrett. http://www.collegehillarsenal.com/shop/ ... t=0&page=1