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Cody Firearms Museum

Makers
Sharps Rifle Co., Bridgeport, CT 4 American 350
Descriptions
sights 95 trigger 354 falling block 5 shotgun butt. 2 barrel 187 checkered at wrist and forepiece long-range peep rear at heel. target 9 walnut 486 plain 345 half-octogon 4 front (adjustable windgauge) sight mis- sing stock 186
Names
rifle 498 firearm 4093 lever action 110
Date:
1871-1881
Dimensions:
L: 48.875 in, Barrel length: 32 in, H: 8.125 in
Credit Line:
Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
Gloss:
This is a Sharps Model 1874 Long Range Rifle No. 3. The following is from the original sales records of the Sharps Rifle Co. "Serial Number 158189--sold to the U.S. Cartridge Co. May 16, 1877, as a cartridge testing rifle". The Sharps Model 1874 was manufactured 1871 to 1881. The name "Model 1874" was applied later. There were about 75 Long Range Rifles No. 3 manufactured.
Inscription:
[top of barrel] Old Reliable (in hexagon); [top of barrel] SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN.; [right side of barrel, rear] 2 6|10; [top of receiver] U.S.C. CO.; [rear of receiver] S.C.C. | 158189; [left side of receiver] SHARPS RIFLE Co | PAT APR 6 1869; [left side of mount on upper tang] 8 | 9 | 158189; [bottom rear of forestock] 40
Model:
Sharps Model 1874 ("Old Reliable")
Caliber/Gauge:
not listed
Serial Number:
158189
Accession Number:
1988.8.1046

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

June 2014 - New Items
June 2014 - New Items - Curated by Seth Johnson

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Sharps Firearms - Curated by Rebecca Hoback


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