F.S. 1874 SHARPS, Fruend modified

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F.S. 1874 SHARPS, Fruend modified

Post by SHARPSSHOOTER5090 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:21 pm

1874 Sharps, Oct barrel 40-90 Straight converted from 40-90 BN possibly by Fruend. Fruend Bro. stamped over OLD RELIABLE barrel stamp. Fruend "see more light front and rear sights. Sold to Davis Cattle Company in 1879. Possibly owned Walter Pease, early Cheyenne rancher. WPease carved into butt stock. letters WP joined together like a brand. Fair to good condition shows frontier use.
Pictures on request. Text 801-560-3403 for further info

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Re: F.S. 1874 SHARPS, Fruend modified

Post by Brent » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:26 pm

Does it show other Fruend modifications (like a camming breech block etc.)?

What sort of price are you looking for?

I'm probably not a really serious contender for this at this particular time, but a Freund Sharps would be the perfect Sharps, with a Gemmer close behind.
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Re: F.S. 1874 SHARPS, Fruend modified

Post by SHARPSSHOOTER5090 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 pm

It does not have a camming breach block or double extractors. The butt stock appears not to be Sharps maybe made by them. I has about an inch cast of to the right. Supposedly Walter Pease was a heavy set man. He committed suicide in his latter years by shooting himself in the chest, three times.
So the cast off could have been to accommodate a large figure.

There has been other similar Fruend Sharps on auction sights for around $10 grand.

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Re: F.S. 1874 SHARPS, Fruend modified

Post by Brent » Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:48 am

I know of only one other rifle with that much cast. And it's mine. But I'm not THAT big. Just how I like it.

Sounds like an pretty interesting rifle for sure, but I ponder that detective acumen of whomever investigated the death of the original owner. :)
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Re: F.S. 1874 SHARPS, Fruend modified

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