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SHARPS BORCHARDT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Model 1878 Long Range No.1 rifle. This gun was formerly in the collection of Frank Sellers and is pictured on page 278 of Sharps firearm book by Sellers. A well documented Sharps with Nimschke engraving. Overall gun is in excellent condition with correct windage front sight, buckhorn rear sight and correct tang sight. Gun also features provision for moving the tang sight to the end of the buttstock for greater distance. Deluxe grade wood is nicely checkered and retains most original varnish. Hard rubber buttplate. Barrel has most original blue. Receiver retains about 40% case hardening. Delicate engraving on this fine Sharps.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 45,000.