.219 Ackley Improved L.R. HARRIMAN Custom Model 1878 SHARPS BORCHARDT Rifle
Schuetzen Rifle with J.W. Fecker Scope
Here we present a Sharps Borchardt Model 1878 Type Single Shot Falling Block Rifle in .219 Ackley Improved, made circa 1973 by L.R. Harriman. Harriman built other similar single shot, falling block rifles in various cartridges. This one features a Schuetzen style configuration with gorgeous walnut. It is topped with a fixed J.W. Fecker scope.
The Sharps-Borchardt Model 1878 is a single shot hammerless falling block action rifle designed by Hugo Borchardt and made by the Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company. This hammerless dropping-block breech-loader was based on a patent granted to Hugo Borchardt in 1877. It was the last of the Sharps single-shot rifles. According to company records 8,700 rifles were made in all models that included the Carbine, Military, Short Range, Mid-Range, Long Range, Hunter, Business, Sporting, and Express from 1877 until the Sharps Rifle Co. closed down in 1881. Even with its lack of commercial success, the Sharps-Borchardt is admired for its strength and accuracy and is considered one of the strongest, if not the strongest, rifle action ever built before the end of the 19th century.
The overall condition is very fine. Robust, tight action all around. Bright bore. The stock is in excellent shape, finely figured, remaining solid with sharp checkering. The scope has a clear sight picture and is seated firmly.
Barrel is 26 inches.
Caliber: .219 Ackley Improved
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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