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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
C. Sharps Rifle Mfg. Co., Hartford, CT, U.S.A. 4
Descriptions
steel 2355 walnut 486 german silver 36
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
1871-1881
Dimensions:
L: 47 in, Barrel length: 30 in, H: 8 in, weight: 162 oz
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
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.
Inscription:
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
Remarks:
Front sight missing, front screw for tang sight missing. Tang sight; octagon barrel.
Model:
Sharps Model 1874 Sporting Rifle
Caliber/Gauge:
.40-50 Sharps (necked)
Serial Number:
154699
Accession Number:
1988.8.1465

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.

Virtual Exhibits

Sharps Firearms
Sharps Firearms - Curated by Rebecca Hoback


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