Posted July 15, 2017 11:02 am by Comments

By Ammoland

1873 pattern Sharps Rifle Action

By Lars Dalseide

1873 pattern Sharps Rifle Action
Lars Dalseide
Lars Dalseide

Fairfax, Virginia – – -( Almost 3,000 guns are on display at the National Firearms Museum.

What you may not know, however, is that a portion of these guns don’t actually belong to the NRA.

Some are simply on loan. Such is the case for the subject of this week’s Curator’s Corner — an 1873 pattern Sharps Rifle.

1873 pattern Sharps Rifle

“This rifle has one of the finest engraving and figuring of wood I’ve ever seen,” said Senior Curator Philip Schreier.

Sitting beside NRANews Producer John Popp in the Museum’s Roosevelt Room, Schreier explained what made this rifle so special.

“This November has many anniversaries. Not only is it the NRA’s birthday on the 17th, but November 2nd 2017 is the 159th anniversary of the day William Coffee won this rifle at the very first Sharps Target Excursion in 1858.”

1873 pattern Sharps Rifle Sights and Hammer
1873 pattern Sharps Rifle Sights and Hammer

Sharps first came on the scene back in 1848. Designed and …Read the Rest

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