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Premier Auction - Session II

Sat, Jul 16, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 1070

Sharps Model 1878 Rifle with Gold Inlay

Estimate: $600 - $900

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hammerless falling block action, 31 in. round barrel chambered for .45-70 cartridge, stamped "Old Reliable" in script at barrel top, further marked "Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport, Conn./USA/19183/Pat. Ofc. 1876" at side plate, "SC" near breech, handsome gold decoration of Native American and bison on opposing sides, walnut stock and forend, 14 in. LOP, 48-1/2 in. overall, serial number 19183

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Provenance: Private Collection


typical surface abrasions, later scope mounts installed at top of barrel, untoned area where scope once rested, light oxidation, not tested for operation

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