A scarce Model 1878 Sharps-Borchardt saddle ring carbine
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A scarce Model 1878 Sharps-Borchardt saddle ring carbine
Sold for US$ 1,170 inc. premium
Lot Details
A scarce Model 1878 Sharps-Borchardt saddle ring carbine
Serial no. 10131, .45-70 caliber. 24 inch Old Reliable barrel with standard fore-sight and Lawrence rear sight. Action with saddle ring. Plain walnut stock and fore-end. Shotgun butt.
Condition: Very good. Metal showing mottled grey/brown patina with scattered minor pitting, sharp markings and with traces of blue remaining on action. Bore showing some very light pitting. Rear sight probably a replacement. Wood showing scattered small marks, the wrist with large, neatly repaired chip to right side and several small hairline cracks at frame juncture.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Only 384 Model 1878 carbines were produced between April of 1878 and June of 1880. See page 273, Sharps Firearms, by Frank Sellers, 1995.
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