.40-50 Sharps

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The .40-50 Sharps may refer to either of two mutually incompatible firearms cartridges, which were the smallest members of the line of cartridges in the Sharps family:[1]

  • .40-50 Sharps Straight or 40-1​78-inch Sharps, introduced in 1879[2]
  • .40-50 Sharps Necked (or Bottlenecked) or 40-1​1116-inch Sharps, introduced in 1869[2]


  1. ^ Outlet; Rh Value Publishing (12 December 1988). Guns of the World. Random House Value Publishing. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-517-22518-9. 
  2. ^ a b W. Todd Woodard (1 December 2014). Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges. F+W Media. pp. 586–. ISBN 978-1-4402-4274-8.