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Sharps M1878 Borchardt Musket .45-70 Govt. Antique No FFL required
Less than 9,000 made. Single-shot hammerless falling-block action rifle designed by Hugo Borchardt and made by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company. Manufactured in Bridgeport CT. 45-70 caliber. Military Sharps-Borchardt was made only in .45-70 with 32" 1/8 round barrels and was purchased by the militias of the states of Michigan, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. Only 11859 Model 1878 Military Rifles were producd in all calibers consisiting of 40-70, .44-77 and .45-70 Govt.
Serial number 7465, .45-70 government caliber, 32 1/8 inch round barrel, standard finish and markings, faded original bluing with original walnut stock.
The top of the barrel is marked "Old Reliable" in script and "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT. CONN." behind the rear sight. It is equipped with a square base blade front sight, military ladder rear sight and sliding trigger safety. Military style stock with two barrel bands, forestock cap and checkered steel butt plate. . All original. Completely functional.
Dual trigger with set trigger to ease pressure needed on firing trigger.
Bore is muted bright, rifling looks strong.
No FFL required – Antique
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Texas residents 8.25% sales tax.
Price: $4850.00 Buy Now
Rifle Caliber: .45-70 Government
Model: Model 1878
Serial Number: 7465
Caliber Info: 45-70 Government
Bore Info: rifling strong
Chambers: Completely Functional
Ejectors: Completely Functional
Condition: Completely Functional
Metal Condition: Gray Patina
Wood Condition: Good
Bore Condition: muted bright
Barrel Type: Round
Triggers: set and firing
Butt Pad: Original Steel Checkered
Manufacture Date: 1881