Description: Engraved "SHARPS RIFLE Co. BRIDGEPORT,
CONN." on top of the barrel rib, followed by "Old Reliable" (in an octagon
box), with "SHARPS RIFLE Co" on both lockplates. These were made for Sharps
in England and the full compliment of Birmingham proofmarks appears on
the bottom of the barrel and water table of the action. The operating lever
protrudes from the bottom of the action and wraps around to the left side
of the stock where it can be operated by the right thumb in the field.
Smooth iron buttplate and grip cap. There is light floral engraving on
the hammer screws and barrel pivot, otherwise only edge lines. Only 230
of these double barrel shotguns with the Sharps Rifle Company name were
imported by Sharps.