Pedretti & Sons Hartford Sharps Model 1874 45-70 U.S. Gov Single Shot Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1093

Make: Pedrotti & Sons

Model: Sharps Model 1874 Hartford

Serial Number: 49669

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 45-70

Action Type: Single Shot Breech Loading, Falling Block

Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “HARTFORD 1874 SHARPS RIFLE”. The tang is marked “49669”.The bottom of the barrel is marked, “Pedrotti & Sons MADE IN ITALY E.M.F. S.A. CA.”.

Barrel Length: The 1” (flat to flat) octagon barrel is 28”.

Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a Globe front sight with a post insert. The rear sight is a flip-up ladder marked from 2-8 with a semi-buckhorn leaf sight when the ladder is folded down. Both front and rear sights are dovetailed into the barrel.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece checkered walnut. The grip is straight, and the stock has a case colored checkered shotgun style buttplate. The forend features a pewter tip. There is a minor nick in the forend at the front and a scratch on the bottom of the buttstock.  There are other few and light scratches on the buttstock particularly on the right side. The LOP measures 13.75″ from the front trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: The barrel is blued and the receiver, lever and hammer are color case hardened. The screws are highly polished and fire blued.

Finish Originality: All Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a slight rub on the lower tang from the lever, and almost no other wear. The hammer screw head shows finish loss on the head, as does the rear lower tang screw. There are only one or two scattered marks elsewhere on this sharp rifle. The screw heads are undamaged, but have been turned once or twice. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine+ condition.

Mechanics: This rifle has double set triggers, which function. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: Great guns are born of great designers and are built by great manufactures. The Sharps design is a time tested action, strong, reliable and accurate – used to this day in long range competitions across the country. Pedretti & Sons makes some of the best modern falling block rifles on the market at a reasonable price and this rifle is no different.  Don’t miss out on a one of a kind shooting experience that the Sharps rifles have been providing for almost 200 years.  Good Luck!

Pedretti & Sons Hartford Sharps Model 1874 45-70 U.S. Gov Single Shot Rifle
Pedretti & Sons Hartford Sharps Model 1874 45-70 U.S. Gov Single Shot Rifle