Sharps Model 1878 “Borchardt” Rifle
Purchased By The Louisiana National Guard.
45-70 military caliber, Serial No. 425.
Approximate overall length - 48 inches
Approximately 8700 manufactured with approximately 6,900 of the military type.
The Louisiana National Guard purchased some through Adjutant General I.W. Patton, who was the Mayor of New Orleans from 1878-1880.
Serial no. 425 was one of those rifles purchased by the LA National Guard.