February 17-19, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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Caliber .45 -70 Government, 32 inch round barrel with post and blade front sight. Slide adjustable rear sight with graduations to 1000. Marked on barrel top at retaining band "BROWNING BROTHERS UT" and to rear of sight in script "OLD RELIABLE" in block "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN.". Top of receiver marked J.P Lower Denver CO. Serial number on bottom forward of trigger guard 16752. Two piece walnut stock with checkered steel butt plate. Case colored receiver is marked "BORCHARDT PATENT SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN U.S.A." CONDITION: Good as restored and refinished. Rifle is a period sporterized 1878 and has been refinished and re-case colored. Bore is dark with visible rifling. Buttstock has repairs at wrist and filler in cracks at wrist. This rifle appears to have been a restoration in process and could be brought back to represent its unique western heritage.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
32"
Caliber/Bore
.45-70
Drop at Comb
Drop at Heel
FFL Status
Antique
Length of Pull
Manufacturer
Sharps
Model
1878
Paperwork
Serial Number
16752
(A) BROWNING BROTHERS UT MARKED SHARPS 1878 FALLING BLOCK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $960.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.
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