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Plains Indian Museum

Makers
Sharps Rifle Co., Bridgeport, CT 4
Descriptions
metal 3340 wood 4438
Names
firearm 4093
Use
rifle 1140
Date:
ca. 1877-1878
Dimensions:
overall length: 41.125 in, Barrel length: 24 in, H: 7.75 in, weight: 9.8 lbs
Credit Line:
The Paul Dyck Plains Indian Buffalo Culture Collection, acquired through the generosity of the Dyck family and additional gifts of the Nielson Family and the Estate of Margaret S. Coe
Remarks:
Firearm / Rifle - Breech loading - Single shot - Centerfire - Lever action - Double set trigger. Sharps 1877 "Old Reliable" rifle w/ double set trigger, Sharps Rifle Co., Bridgeport, CT, "Old Reliable", 98905, .45 (Possibly .45-70 Govt.), ca. 1877 - 1878. Blued steel barrel & buttplate w/ casehardened frame, lockplate, hammer, lever & trigger plate w/ plain walnut stock & forend w/ varnished finish.
Caliber/Gauge:
.45 (Possibly .45-70 Govt.)
Serial Number:
98905
Accession Number:
2007.14.23

Not currently on display

Virtual Exhibits

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

Sharps Firearms
Sharps Firearms - Curated by Rebecca Hoback



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