Thanks for the history lesson. I've owned this rifle for 25+ years and somewhere along the line I got things all confuserized
That said, I should have refreshed my memory prior to listing my Sharps.
After reading your post, much of it rang a bell in my head. Last time I was really up on who's who of Sharps rifles was when I subscribe to a news letter. That was many years ago.
If I don't sell my Sharps it's not really a big deal - another 25 years of ownership would be great. The only reason I'm selling any of my rifles is because I have gotten into the AR-15, AR-10 and Tactical .308 in a really big way. I don't see me shooting any of my rifles I have owned for the past 3 decades. Scratch that... I will never sell my Remington 788 in .308. It's was my first high power rifle and it is deadly accurate. Funny how my least expensive plain Jane rifle puts most others to shame. But the Remington 788 is another whole story.