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   LOT 100
Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Tang Sight - Serial no. C,52969, 44 cal., 30 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish,
walnut stock. This is one of 2,120 Model 1874 Sporting rifles with an octagon barrel manufactured at Sharp’s Hartford address. The top barrel flat is stamped with the Hartford address and “CALIBRE 44.” The barrel and forearm are numbered to the gun. The rifle has a dovetail front sight base fitted with a period
bone blade, Lawrence rear sight, Sharps Sporting tang sight with windage adjustment, double set triggers, pewter forend cap, Sharps patent date marked on the left side of the frame,
and plain buttstock with standard rifle buttplate. CONDITION: Very good. The crisp barrel has an as found smooth brown patina with traces of original blue around the sights and an area of original blue under the forearm. The remaining metal surfaces have a mixed gray patina with hints of original case colors in the protected areas. There is some very scattered minor pitting, heavier on the buttplate. The heavily worn wood is good with a hairline stress crack at a forearm screw and numerous dings, dents, and scratches most apparent on the right comb of the buttstock ahead of the buttplate. Mechanically excellent. A very nice appearing Old West Sharps rifle! Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
LOT 101 Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle - Serial no. 157091, 40-70 Sharps cal., 28 inch
octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. The Sharps Model 1874 was considered one of the best firearms of the late 19th century American West and was famously used by professional buffalo hunters, pioneers, and guides. This is one of an estimated 3,881 Sharps
Model 1874 Sporting rifles made with an octagon barrel at the Bridgeport plant. Features a dovetailed blade front sight, a dovetail mounted J.P. Lower style Buckhorn folding
ladder rear sight known to have been fitted on many Sharps sporting rifles shipped west in 1877 and later, the “Old Reliable” and Bridgeport address markings on the top barrel flat
and “CALIBRE 40” on top at the breech, “70” upside down on the right barrel flat, matching serial number “157091” marked on the bottom of the barrel, special order double set triggers, checkered forend, and checkered pistol grip buttstock with a curved buttplate. CONDITION: Good and glowing with frontier character, exhibiting smooth mottled brown patina on the barrel with traces of original blue finish, a mix of mottled brown and silvery patina on the frame with traces of original case colors on the left side and on the hammer, and mostly visible markings in the metal. Wood is also good with scattered scratches and dents, slightly worn checkering on the bottom of the forend from period western use, defined checkering around the pistol grip, and a hairline crack on the left tip of the forend and behind the upper tang. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
LOT 102 E. Remington & Sons No. 1 Long Range “Creedmoor” Rolling Block Rifle - Serial no. 6697, 44-90 cal., 34 inch part octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. This No. 1 Long Range Creedmoor Rolling Block rifle was manufactured by E. Remington & Sons circa 1873-1875. Only a few hundred are believed to have been manufactured. These types of rifles were famously used by half of the American Creedmoor International Team to defeat the famed Irish team in 1874 at the Creedmoor range. It has an adjustable globe front sight and a long range Vernier peep sight. The barrel is
marked with the one-line “E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y.” address on top, “44 S” on the bottom ahead of the smooth forearm. Four-line Remington patent markings are
marked on the left of the frame with September 9th 1873 being the latest date. The matching serial number “6697” is marked on the on the underside of the barrel and lower tang. The back of the forearm, front of the buttstock and underside of the buttplate are marked “6617”, which is likely a factory error. It has a smooth walnut forearm and checkered pistol grip buttstock with
horn grip insert, two holes on the rear of the comb as a second peep sight mounting point, and a smooth shotgun buttplate. Initials “WB” carved into the underside of the forearm ahead of the frame. Includes an extra aperture for the front sight. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 85% professionally refinished blue finish on the barrel with some light thinning, very light muzzle wear, and some light flaking on the sights. Casehardened frame exhibiting a mix of gray and brown patina with some patches of light pitting. Wood is very fine with crisp checkering, some light scratches and dents, carving in the forend as noted above, and defined edges. Mechanically excellent with a functioning spirit level. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000
 Exceptional Remington Arms Co. Rolling Block Sporting Rifle in .303 Savage - NSN, 303 savage cal., 26 3/4 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. This rifle was originally manufactured around early 1900s and has since been rebuilt into a modern hunting and target rifle and features a modern barrel with a beaded blade front sight, large rib at the breech, “CALIBER ~ .303 SAVAGE” marking, and “8” marked sling stud. There are taps in the rib and top of the receiver with screws in place for mounting a scope, and the left side of the receiver ring also has taps for mounting a peep sight. The Remington Arms Co. address and 1901 patent marking is on the frame. The stock and forearm are finely checkered high grade walnut and have beautifully carved flats with shadow lines at the junctions with the frame. The stock also has a silver cap inscribed “M/P/D” at the center with floral scrollwork border on the grip, a shadow line cheekpiece, and a hard rubber buttplate with embossed stag, pair of hounds, and scrollwork. The stock work is reported to have been done by Richard McDonald of Franklin, Indiana. The rifle was owned by Merrill P. Deer, former president of the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association and one of the founders of the Single-Shot Rifle Collectors Association. CONDITION: Very fine overall as professionally custom made with 98% plus of the deep blue finish and vibrant case colors, beautiful figure on the wood, crisp checkering and markings, with some minor handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
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