Premier Firearms Auction
May 6, 7, 8 & 9, 2022
Our first premier auction of 2022! This event hosts collections from across the country and brings them under one roof for an amazing multi-day auction!
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SHARPS 1853 SLANT BREECH SPORTING RIFLE.
Bbl. 33 1/2″ rnd. marked “SHARPS RIFLE / MANUFG. CO. / HARTFORD CONN.”. Covered post front sight, folding leaf rear sight & vernier tang sight that is numbered to the rifle. Case colored action w/ Lawrence primer feed mechanism on lock. Lock is marked “SHARPS / PATENT / 1852”. Dbl. set triggers. Pewter tipped forearm, straight grip walnut stock w/ case colored buttplate & patchbox.
Approx. 600 rnd. bbl. sporting rifles were mfg. 1854-1859.
PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Kenneth Horn (Grandson of JC Higgins)