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August 29, 2023
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JUDSON BRENNAN COMTEMORARY FREUND SHARPS “BOSS GUN“ SINGLE SHOT RIFLE
Cal. 45-70 (45, 2-1/10″).
Judson Brennan is an Alaskan based custom gun maker known for his ornate American Long Rifles & Kentucky style pistols. He is considered by many to be among the world’s best. This Sharps rifle build by Brennan is an outstanding reproduction of the rifles built by the Freund brothers who operated the Wyoming Armory in Cheyenne during the buffalo hunting era. Frank Freund designed & patented improvement to the Sharps rifle including the breech block & sights.
The finest of the Freund altered rifles known as Boss Guns had full features including hand engraving & fancy wood. Today these rifles are highly sought after by Sharps collectors. The action of this rifle has nearly full coverage vine type floral engraving w/ punch dot backgrounds & fancy borders. Features include a Freund style improved breech block & double set triggers. Bbl. 28″ octagon measuring 1″ across flats at the muzzle. The graduated leaf peep rear sight is of Freund design paired w/ a spirit level globe front sight. German silver capped forearm & engraved steel capped pistol grip stock of exhibition grade black walnut have extensive burl with rich orange & brown tones. LOP: 14-1/4″ to a steel shotgun butt plate w/ engraved peak. Weight: 10 lbs, 13 oz.