M-1878 SHARPS-BORCHARDT SCHUETZEN-40-50SS-LETTERED

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3/30/2019 3:35 PM
Item 796501975
Location Dingmans Ferry, PA 18328
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ORIGINAL FACTORY LETTERED FROM SHARPS RECORDS -MODEL 1878 SHARPS BORCHARDT SCHUETZEN RIFLE IN .40-50-SHARPS STRAIGHT--FRANK SELLER'S SHARPS BOOK HAS THE 1878 SCHUETZENS TOTALING 31-ALL AT BRIDGEPORT,CONN-ALL BUT ONE CHAMBERED IN .40-50SS (1 40-7SS)THE LETTER INFORMATION FROM FACTORY RECORDS FROM Dr LEBOWSKI,PHILA,PA- HAS POSSESSION OF ALL THE EXISTING FACTORY RECORDS.-I SENT DETAILED PHOTOS AS NOTED OF SERIAL , DETAILS , THAT THERE BE NO CONFUSION.. THERE WERE 31 SCHUETZENS, SELLERS STATES HALF ,15?, HAD HUGO BORCHARDT'S PATENT SET TRIGGER MECHINISM.-THIS RIFLE WAS ORDERED BY THE SHARPS RIFLE COMPANY,PRESIDENT ARTHUR WINCHESTER-FOR THE NEW YORK SALES MANAGER ED HARRIS- THIS TOO IS NOTED IN LETTER-THE RIFLE HAS ALL THREE OF BORCHARDT'S PATENTS-HIS FALLING BLOCK ACTION, PATENT TANG SIGHT A 4" STAFF, MAKES IT A MID-RANGE LENGTH-AND THE RARELY SEEN PATENT TRIGGER MECHINISM.ALSO SHOWN IN DRAWING AND NO DETAIL ,IN SELLER'S SECTION ON 1878'S-I THINKTHIS WAS ORDERED AS A SCHEUTZEN MATCH PRIZE, OR DISPLAY, HAVING UNIQUILY, ALL THREE PATENTS IN ONE PLACE. MIRROR BORE, THE ORIGINAL CASE COLORING HAS,FADED, BLUISH CASE COLOR TRACES STILL AT EDGES LEVER BLOCK--UNDERNEATH-AND SPOTTED AND FADED SMOTTLED SILVER-OVER IT- BARREL HOWEVER, RETAINS 90% ORIGINAL RUST BLUE.THIS ALSO HAS AS NOTED IN SELLER'S OIL FINISHED ITALIAN WALNUT STOCKS,IN A GERMAN SCHEUTZEN MANNER. THE EARLIER ACORN NUT PRONGED BUTTPLATE IS IDENTICAL TO THE SCHEUTZEN SHOWN IN SELLER'S CHAPTER ON BORCHARDTS.NICLY NICKLE PLATED BRASS EXCELLENT CONDITION.STOCKS SHOW A SEASON OR TWO OF BENCH WEAR- DINGS FROM LAYING DOWN HARD WHILE TARGET SHOOTING,CLEANING, ETC.-THERE IS A WELL DONE REPAIR TO THE FOREND.WELL BLENDED--HAS A REPLACED BUT ORIGINAL SHARPS SIGHT. NOT A REPRODUCTION,BUT HAS WINDAGE ADJUSTMENT ALTERATIONS-SEE PHOTOS- HAS CORRECT LEAF SIGHT 30" HEAVY BARREL- FROM RESEARCH IN SELLER'S I SEE THERE WERE 100 TOTAL SCHEUTZENS MADE-69 1874'S 31 -1878'S-IT'S MY BELIEF THAT THESE WERE ALL PRODUCED FROM THE TOOL ROOM GERMAN GUNMAKERS/ZISCHANG ETC WERE EMPLOYED DURING THAT ERA-BORCHARDT RECRUITED GERMAN MACHINISTS AND SET UP MECHANICS TO SET UP SEVERAL PRODUCTION LINES FOR RIFLE MANUFACTURE-MILITARY AND SPORTING RIFLES,WERE SEPERATE LINES OF ASSEMBELY -THE TOOL ROOM GUNMAKERS WERE MAKING THESE ,WHEN SETTING UP WAS RUNNING SMOOTHLY, NO PROTOTYPE WORK, THE COMPANY NEEDED TO KEEP THEM AS FINANCIAL TROUBLES MOUNTED MAKING SCHEUTZENS WOULD BE THE WAY TO KEEP THEM BUSY..BORCHARDT SPENT MUCH TIME IN PROTOTYPE WORK-HE MAY HAVE INSTALLED THE TRIGGERS!-THIS IS A UNIQUE AND NEARLY ONE OF A KIND-IN SHARPS COLLECTING..INQUIRE IN TRI STATE AREA-OTHER'S TOO-(Baltimore in March)- arrangements to facilitate purchase can be made) SHIPPING 75.00 CASE INCLUDED (I HAVE A 3/4 BOX OF ORIGINAL 40-50 SS SCHEUTZEN CARTRIDGES 265 GR HEAD- AVAILABLE SEPERATLY UMC for SHARP'S RIFLES -GREEN LABEL TWO PC BOX.) QUESTIONS INQUIRE.REAL DEAL...O SALES TO CA,WON'T SHIP THERE-
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