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L: 47 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 8 in, weight: 162 oz
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
This Sharps Model 1874 is possibly a "Mid-Range No. 3" rifle. Of this type, only four were made. the following is a quote from the original Sharps Company sales records: "Serial Number C54699, Model 1874 Sporting Rifle. Sold to Winchester Repeating Arms Co. August 12, 1875." Production of the Sharps Model 1874 was actually started around 1871. The year designation was not applied until about 1876.
top of barrel: W.R.A. Co SHARPS RIFLE CO. HARTFORD, CONN .40-50 CALIBRE 40 [left side of receiver:] SHARP'S RIFLE CO./PAT. APR. 6, 1869 [left side of stock:] 154699 [bottom of receiver:] 204 [rear sight:] R.S. LAWRENCE/PATENTED/FEB. 15TH 1869
Front sight missing, front screw for tang sight missing. Tang sight; octagon barrel.
Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle
.40-50 Sharps (necked)
As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Cody Firearms Museum. If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.