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Item Code: 185-15
Between 1854 to 1859 Sharps manufactured sporting rifles in 36, 44 and 52 caliber in barrel lengths of 24 to 34 inches with 27 being the standard. According to Flayderman's Guide, 30 variations of the 1853 Sporting rifles were available. Offered is matching serial number 18316, a 36 caliber rifle with a 24- inch octagon barrel. The rifle is marked to the rear of the hammer: SHARP'S / PATENT / 1852 and on the top of the barrel SHARP'S RIFLE / MANUF CO. / HARTFORD CONN. The buttplate and patchbox are brass and the nose cap is German silver. Double set trigger works fine. The bore is dark but the rifling is good. Front sight is a brass blade and rear sight is correct.
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