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Lot 114: Sharps Model 1874 Commercial Breech Loading Carbine

Auction Date: October 8, 2020

Scarce Sharps Model 1874 Commercial Breech Loading Carbine with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Scarce Sharps Model 1874 Commercial Breech Loading Carbine with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company
Model: 1874-Carbine
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 50-70
Barrel: 25 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 4043
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 19
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Manufactured in Bridgeport c. 1877. One of 398. The included factory letter states that the rifle was invoiced 11 March 1877 to Sharps agent, Ben Kittridge & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. A similar example is pictured on page 237 of "Sharps Firearms" by Sellers.

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