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Factory Engraved Pedersoli Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Box

Currency:USD Category:Antiques / Firearms & Armory Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Factory Engraved Pedersoli Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle with Box

Estimate: $2500 - 5000
Imported 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.
BBL: 32 inch octagon
Stock: walnut
Gauge: 45-70
Finish: blue/silver coin
Grips:
Serial Number: SH16276
Condition: Excellent. 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.