Sold For: $3,531
Make: C. Sharps Arms Co.
Model: 1874 Rifle
Serial Number: 74-1517
Year of Manufacture: 1980-2019
Caliber: .45 2 7/8″ (.45-110)
Action Type: Single-Shot Breech-Loading Rifle with Double Set Trigger
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Old Reliable”, “C. SHARPS ARMS CO. INC. / BIG TIMBER, MONTANA U.S.A.”, and “CAL. 45 2 7/8”. The left of the receiver is marked “C. SHARPS ARMS CO. INC. / BIG TIMBER, MT U.S.A. / 74-1517”.
Barrel Length: 32″, Half-Octagon
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe-style sight with spirit level dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The front sight accepts interchangeable inserts, an aperture insert is currently installed. There is no provision for mounting a rear sight to the barrel. The top tang is drilled and tapped with a folding tang sight installed, adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece walnut with a silver forend nosecap, pistol grip, straight comb with cheek piece, and french gray checkered steel buttplate. The stocks have a few scattered minor compressions and handling marks with a few more notable nicks at the heel and on the right below the heel. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/4″ and 13 3/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate has minor wear at the heel and toe with sharp checkering. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & French Gray
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are light handling marks and the action shows faint operational wear. The breech-block has what appears to be either light discoloration or light coloring from case-hardening. The extractor has brighter case coloring. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a half-cock position. The lever locks up tight. The trigger is crisp when not set, very light and crisp when set. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.