SHARPS MODEL 1853 FACTORY ENGRAVED SPORTING RIFLE
Item ID #2132
Bore in the 26" octagon barrel is shiny with strong lands and grooves, along with some pitting. It will rate 6 or seven on a one to ten scale. Action is smooth and tight. Numbers match including the patch box cover and the breech block. Wood to metal fit is good. Wood does show some use. I did not see any issues. The engraving is just about full coverage on the frame. Even the lever is engraved. Barrel is engraved at the muzzle and the breech. Patch box and butt plate are engraved as well. This is a very interesting Sharps 1853 factory engraved 44 caliber sporting rifle. It will make a great addition to any collection.
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