By 1855, Colt began to manufacture a bored through revolver that used a metal jacketed cartridge.
Uh, that would be Smith & Wesson, not Colt, and what is a "Sharpes carbine?" I have heard of Sharps carbines, from the 1870s, but not in Bleeding Kansas in the 1850s.
Christian Sharps invented the knife-edge breech block and self-cocking device for the “box-lock” Sharps Model 1851. In that year, Sharps manufactured and sold 20,000 units, using mass production techniques. The Model 1853 “Slanting Breech” Carbines became equipped with the Sharps-patented pellet primer system.
The Sharpes Model 1853 Carbines were nicknamed “Beecher’s Bibles,” after New York clergyman and abolitionist, Henry Ward Beecher. Ward and other northeastern abolitionists shipped 900 Sharps Carbines to Free Soil settlers Kansas in heavy crates marked BIBLES.
Thank you for the correction - it was the 1856 S&W Model 1 that used a bored through cylinder based upon the Rollin White patent that he came upon while working for the Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company.