Sharps, 1874 Sporting Rifle, Marked Caliber 44, MFG. 1876, SN 15...
Item # 4030
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Started 2019-04-26 00:00:00
Ended 2019-06-01 03:03:33

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Sharps, 1874 Sporting Rifle, Marked Caliber 44, MFG. 1876, SN 156455, Rifle comes with a framed Factory research letter. Letter states rifle was shipped on August 18th, 1876 to Ben Kittridge & Company at a cost of $42. According to the letter it had a 32'' octagon barrel of 44 caliber, double set triggers & weighed 11 pounds 8 oz. The rifle was later converted to a 26'' saddle rifle with sling swivels by Freund & Bro., who stamped their name on the barrel ahead of the Old Reliable barrel stamping. Rifle carries a Lawrence sporting rear elevator sight & a Beeches front combination globe sight. Rifle also has a period leather sling in the added swivels. Wood stocks are very good, original & solid, with very good fit. Stocks have been lightly sanded leaving metal slightly proud in most areas. Very few handling marks in the freshened, but thinned oil finish. Blued barrel is a mix of original blue & applied color which has a mixed blue/brown patina finish with coverage at 60%, The case-color on the receiver, hammer & lever has faded to a muted gray with about 20% coverage. Crisp action & very good+ bore with strong rifling. Overall, the rifle would rate as NRA Antique very good. Consignor states rifles function is excellent & will shoot 3'' groups with proper loads (44-90 cal.) @ 100 yds. Strong eye appeal & collectible rifle, Ref. Lots 9294, 9325 & 9326 all came with this gun.* No FFL Req. - Value: 5000 to 10000

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Sharps, 1874 Sporting Rifle, Marked Caliber 44, MFG. 1876, SN 15...
Item # 4030
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