Antique Sharps rifle leads militaria sale

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2015-06-26 11:54:42

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Antique Sharps rifle leads militaria sale

This 19th century rifle, built by Sharps and designed by Hugo Borchardt, sold at Batterman's

Batterman's of Arizona's Firearms, Antiques and Fine Furnishings sale, last Sunday (March 7), featured a range of militaria, World War Two memorabilia, pocket watches and other collectibles among its lots.

The biggest salewas a 19th century 45 caliber sporting rifle,built by the famous Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company (1851-1881).

This Borchardt Patent Sharps single shot hammerless Rifle, designed by Hugo Borchardt, would have been made after 1878.

A19th century 45 caliber sporting rifle, by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company

The barrel is stamped "cal 45 2 1/10","Old Reliable...Sharps Rifle Co. Bridgeport Conn," in reference to the state of Connecticut where it was built.

Featuring a 30" round barrel, Vernier target sight and crisply chequered walnut stock, the gun was in excellent condition save a few minor use dents.

The historic rifleshot to afinal hammer price of $3,500.

Also for sale at Batterman's is a presentation Gold Damascened Colt Police revolver. Most likely engraved in Toledo, Spain, the unique Colt is for sale priced $18,000.

Image: Batterman's

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