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    Sharps Model 1874 Old Reliable Sporting Rifle. Serial no. C,44742 (upper tang under sight), .45 caliber, 28-inch octagonal barrel with globe front sight. Top of barrel marked: Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport, Conn. / OLD RELIABLE. Also marked near breech: 45 A. RS Lawrence elevated rear sight. A Vernier sight also accompanies the gun marked: C. Sharps Arms Co. Inc. Right side of frame marked: C. Sharps' PAT / Oct. 5th, 1852. Condition: Good to very good. Overall gun has a smooth gray patina with patches of pitting mostly on barrel and buttplate. Gun has a period refinish and has been cleaned. Stocks in good condition with moderate handling wear, scratches and bruises. A few stress cracks present, but good overall. Barrel appears to have been sleeved. Mechanically good. Bore ok.

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    December, 2013
    8th Sunday
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