Sharps-Borchardt "Old Reliable" Military Rifle, s/n 9788




Original Sharps-Borchardt "Old Reliable" Military Rifle, 32-1/8" barrel, 45-70 single shot cartridge breech-loader, lever-action, double set triggers, blued finish, full walnut stock. Stamped on the left side of receiver, "BORCHARDT PATENT / SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN. / U.S.A."; on top of barrel is stamped, "OLD RELIABLE" in script, followed by, "SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT CONN." in block letters. Serial number "9788" is stamped on receiver, forward of the trigger.
This is a good example of the Sharps-Borchardt Military Rifle. It has various bumps and brusies, nothing major; one small crack at the wrist near upper tang, two small chips on the forend wood near the receiver and retaining screws. About 50% bluing remains; various scattered light pitting and freckling. If you need more images please e-mail.
This is an antique firearm manufactured before 1898 and can be shipped directly in most States, excluding Alaska, New Jersey, and Hawaii.
Used gun, sold as is; no warranty implied or given.
Not sold as a shooter. Please have any gun you intend to shoot - in any fashion - checked by a competent gunsmith.
This item must be paid in advance with certified funds; no credit cards accepted.

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