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Auction Date: May 20, 2011

Lot 482: Pedersoli - Sharps 1874

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Factory Engraved Pedersoli Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Box
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $5,000
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Serial #Pedersoli - Sharps 1874 ManufacturerPedersoli ModelSharps 1874
TypeRifle Gauge45-70 Catalog Page96
Barrel32 Inch Octagon FinishBlue/silver Coin Grip
Stockwalnut ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionImported by Cabela's of Sidney, Nebraska, this is a high quality replica of Sharps first metallic cartridge rifle. The barrel is blue with a silver coin finished receiver, lever, lock, hammer and buttplate. The receiver, lever, lock, hammer and buttplate feature floral scroll engraving with punch dot background with zigzag and scalloped bordering on the lock and receiver. In addition there is a buffalo in an oval panel on the right side of the receiver and "dp" on the right. The lock is signed "R Sanzogniine" (double stamped). The bottom barrel flat ahead of the forearm is marked with the standard address, caliber, serial number and Cabela's marking. The barrel is equipped with a globe front sight and ladder rear sight graduated to 800 yards and there is a Vernier style tang mounted long range peep sight. Features double set triggers and mounted with a checkered walnut forearm with a silver forend cap and straight grip stock with carbine style buttplate. Complete with the original box numbered to the gun, a black plastic Pedersoli case with 24 front sight inserts and two peep sight dishes and booklet.

ConditionExcellent. The barrel retains nearly all of the original blue finish. The remaining parts retain 99% original coin finish with some scattered minor oxidation on the lock, receiver, edge of the buttplate, lever and hammer. The wood is also excellent with a few scattered minor dings and dents, and very crisp checkering. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good.
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