#4689 Sharps 1874 “Old Reliable” semi-deluxe Sporting Rifle, 30” half-octagon barrel, 45 caliber
Guns International #: 100310810 Seller's Inventory #: #4689
Category: Antique Rifles - Cartridge - Antique Rifles - Single Shot

Seller's Information
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Verified Seller
Seller: Tom Burness
Member Since: 3/3/07
First Name: Tom
Last Name: Burness
State: California
Zip: 95604-9151
Country: United States
Phone: (530) 889-9454
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Number of Active Listings: 123
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 days
Payment Types Accepted: Cashiers cheque, money orders, Layaway


Description:

#4689 Sharps 1874 “Old Reliable” semi-deluxe Sporting Rifle, 30” half-octagon barrel, 45 caliber using the 2-7/8” case (45-110) and having a Fine bore ..about an 8-1/2 on a scale of 10. Serial numbered in the 158xxx range and according to the Sharps records (page copy included), it was shipped in 1877. As can easily be seen in the many photos below (and more available by email, if desired), this scarce and VERY desirable rifle has been totally restored by a Sharps professional some years ago, and was then used by a former owner to hunt with in Africa in the 1980s. At first this appears to be a Target Model 1874 because of the pistol grip and other features, but in reality since it has double set triggers, it is a Sporting Rifle with several deluxe features (pistol grip, checking, half-octagon barrel, and Vernier sight). Overall condition is Excellent+++ and had this been the original finish, this would easily be a $30,000-35,000 gun …but being refinished, it is a screaming good value and can be a great shooter at the same time (although one should probably have a chiropractor on speed dial to re-work your shoulder back into position after shooting this cannon!) A VERY beautiful and scarce rifle! Was $9750 ...now $8995



Price: $8995

Curio/Relic: Yes
Antique: Yes