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Lot 727: Factory Engraved Axtell New Sharps 1877 No. 1 Creedmoor Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Panel Scene Engraved Axtell Rifle Co. New Sharps Model 1877 No. 1 Creedmoor Falling Block Rifle with Case

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Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Factory Panel Scene Engraved Axtell Rifle Co. New Sharps Model 1877 No. 1 Creedmoor Falling Block Rifle with Case

Manufacturer: Axtell Rifle Co
Model: New Sharps 1877-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45-100
Barrel: 34 inch heavy round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 425
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 405
Class: Modern Long Gun
Description:

The receiver has near full coverage floral scroll engraving with a buck on the right and a bison on the left, and floral scroll on top of the breech end of the barrel. Engraver's signature to the right of the trigger. Globe front with spirit level, tang mounted long range peep sight as well as a metal mounting plate for the peep sight ahead of the buttplate, and mounted with a finely figured and checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with shotgun buttplate. Includes an extra engraved hammer and a fitted canvas/leather hard case with green felt lining inside.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 99% original blue finish, 99% vivid original case colors on the receiver with crisp engraving. Wood is also excellent with minimal handling marks, a small hairline crack in the grain on the left around the lock screw, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Case is also excellent with some light handling evidence and light wear to the leather.



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