Model: Sharp's Replica Pepperbox
Serial Number: 5460
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Hammer Fired, Rotating Firing Pin Single-Action Pepperbox
Markings: The right side of the frame is stamped, ".22 LR Cal." The heel of the grip frame is stamped "Miroku/Japan," and the serial number 5460.
Barrel Length: 2 3/8 inches.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a bead front sight, with a tiny notch in the frame as a rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are shiny, dark brown composite material. The stocks rate about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is blue steel for the barrel set and hammer, with a brass frame, and plated steel action screw and trigger.
Finish Originality: The finish is original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp and deep. There is is evidence of light use, but no erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 85% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some scratches to the brass finish on both sides of the frame. Of particular note is a scuff about where a ring might touch the frame, just aft of the trigger. The high polish brass has tarnished in scattered locations. The Screw heads are sharp, and show no use. The markings are clear and distinct. Overall, this gun rates in about fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions smoothly and correctly. We have not fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: What a neat little pistol! The four-shot, breech loading, pepperbox pistol was a true relic of the Old West. It is associated with gamblers, ladies of the evening, or as a hide-out gun of the outlaws and lawmen of the time. Originally made by the C. Sharp's Company in the 19th Century, this is a modern reproduction, made by the highly respected firm of Miroku (Japan). It is a handsome piece, well built and solid, and will make a fine companion to any enthusiast of the American West. Constructed of modern steel and manufacture by a quality company, this gun would certainly make a clever little last-ditch shooter, even today!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This gun can be transferred in California and can be private party transferred to a California resident at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to an out of state buyer
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