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Gift of Olin Corporation, Winchester Arms Collection
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.
[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
Sharps Model 1874 ("Old Reliable")
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.