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Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle

Gerald O. Kelver

Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle

pioneer gunmakers of Wyoming Territory and Colorado

by Gerald O. Kelver

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Published by G.O. Kelver in Brighton, Colo. (13490 Kennedy Ave., Brighton 80601) .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Freund, Frank, 1838-1910.,
    • Freund, George, 1840-1911.,
    • Gunsmiths -- United States -- Biography.,
    • Sharps rifle.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 25 (2nd group)

      Statementby Gerald O. Kelver.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTS533.3.W8 K45 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 35, [1] p., [24] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages35
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2323265M
      LC Control Number86207146

      This is a terrific resource of information on the various Sharps firearms. I was primarily interested in the research on the Model Rifle, since I own one (DST) in my antique firearms collection. The book has tons of photographs to accompany the research data. After reading some of the book, I went online to research the author, Frank M Reviews: Sharps Firearms, , Frank M. Sellers, , , Frank Sellers, The Sharps Rifle Its History, Development and Operation, Winston Oliver Smith, , Sharps rifle, and who may wish to study General Mathematics in Year 11 and The book offers clear advice for all Frank M. Sellers. 62 Freund & Bro. Gun Store Two German-born brothers, Frank W. and George Freund, followed the track of the Union Pacific Railroad westward, including to Laramie, Wyoming Territory, where, in the photo at right, the man on the sand mound holds a double-key percussion muzzleloader, while the man to his right holds an Winchester.   In the hands of these expert shots, Sharps rifles earned immortality in the annals of American West history. The Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company produced a total of o Model s, in several variations, reported Frank M. Sellers and De Witt Bailey III in their excellent booklet, Sharps Firearms, Volume III, Part III, Model Rifles.


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Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle by Gerald O. Kelver Download PDF EPUB FB2

Frank and George Freund were notable pioneer gunsmiths of the Colorado and Wyoming area. This book includes information on patents, Freund Rifle Sights, and Freund Patent Rifle Sights.

With additional information on the Sharps s: 1. Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle by Gerald O. Kelver,G.O. Kelver edition, in EnglishPages: Get this from a library. Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle: pioneer gunmakers of Wyoming Territory and Colorado.

[Gerald O Kelver]. This, then, is the tale not only of gunsmiths Frank and George Freund, and their products, but of Manifest Destiny and the great post-Civil War migration that created the West as we know it today.

The Freunds story is one of triumph and failure, of intriguing people and challenging times-the story of Pioneer Gunmakers to the West. USED FRANK & GEORGE. Sharps/Freund Bros. Model Falling Block Rifle Brothers Frank and George Freund emigrated from Germany in These two gunsmiths went West after the Civil War, operating as partners until the s.

Both held firearms patents for innovations that were used on various rifles, including Sharps. The title of the book is Freund & Bro. Pioneer Gun makers to the West by F.J. Pablo Balentine. I just finished reading it, and it is really fascinating.

(Frank) spent a lot of time and energy trying to convince the executives at the Sharps Co. to adopt his improvements on the Sharps rifle. Most of his designs revolved around the improvement. Buy Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle: Pioneer gunmakers of Wyoming Territory and Colorado by Kelver, Gerald O (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store.

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One of their Sharps modified models was the "Boss Gun". They also marked the regular Sharps models that they sold with a Freund and Bro(s) stamp on the barrel.

One of my favorite rifles is a "Fruend and Bro" marked sharps shorting rifle. It is in SBN and was shipped in March of InI met NRA staffer Bud Waite who told me the story of the Roosevelt Freund Sharps.

In more recent years, there is the fine book by Pablo Ballentine on Freund & Bro., Pioneer Gunsmiths. I have seen very few Freund rifles, but always find them interesting.

6 works Search for books with subject Sharps rifle. Search. Frank and George Freund and the Sharps rifle Gerald O. Kelver Not in Library. Military Sharps Richard E. Hopkins Not in Library.

Not in Library. The gun that shaped American destiny Rywell, Martin. Kelver’s book discusses the sport briefly, along with other precision rifle competitions popular in the latter half of the s, but this page book is primarily about the different types of American-made competition rifles made at the time, and secondarily about the notable gunsmiths and to a lesser extent shooters that accompanied them.

Original first edition printing of Frank & George Freund and the Sharps Rifle: Pioneer Gunmakers of Wyoming Territory and Colorado. Written by. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Frank and George Freund and The Sharps Rifle: Pioneer Gunmakers of Wyoming Territory and Colorado at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

Bernard Cornwell's books about the adventures of British soldier Richard Sharpe during the Napoleonic Wars have been enjoyed by millions, mixing – as they do – a combination of action, combat, and historical research. However, readers can have difficulty putting the many volumes into chronological order, especially as the author has written many prequels and sequels.

Chapter 9 The Maynard Rifle ; Chapter 10 Sharps Rifles; Chapter 11 The Winchester Single Shot Rifle; Chapter 12 Some Gunsmiths of Colorado; Chapter 13 Frank and George Freund; Chapter 14 George Shalck; Chapter 15 Harry M. Pope; Chapter 16 A.O.

Zischang; Chapter 17 Adolph O. Niedner; Chapter 18 Farrow; Chapter 19 Telescopic. Based on the date of purchase listed on the display, the rifle would have been purchased two years after George Freund relocated to Durango and the partnership with his brother Frank had ended.

The rifle has a Rocky Mountain style blade front sight, boxed "Old Reliable" and Sharps Bridgeport address ahead of the Freund "More Light" notch and. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Gerald O Kelver / Frank and George Freund and the Sharps Rifle Pioneer 1st at the best online prices at.

The first and last word on Sharps firearms, history, variations, both rifles and pistols. An absolute must for those interested in Sharps rifles. If you are contemplating purchasing a replica Sharps rifle, then read this book first.

Look carefully at the many pictures. Sharps rifles are a series of large-bore single-shot rifles, beginning with a design by Christian Sharps inand ceasing production in They were renowned for long-range accuracy.

By the rifle was available in a variety of calibers, and it was one of the few designs to successfully transition to metallic cartridge use. The title of this book is Sharps Firearms and it was written by Frank M.

Sellers. This particular edition is in a Hardcover format. This books publish date is and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Beinfeld Publishing Inc.

and has a total of pages in the book. In Lower brought his family to Denver and three years later bought out the gun shop of brothers Frank and George Freund. Three years ago—and about 17 years after I first started researching Lower— I bought a relic Sharps rifle because it had J.P.

LOWER stamped on the barrel. is writing a book about J.P. Lower. For more about. Sharpe's Rifles is a novel in a series that tells the stories of the daring adventures of British Army soldier Richard Sharpe. This novel is set early in the British involvement in the Peninsular War of the Napoleonic Wars of the nineteenth century.

The story begins in the winter of Sharpe's Rifles is chronologically the sixth, but the ninth published, historical novel in the Richard Sharpe series by Bernard Cornwell, first published in Lieutenant Richard Sharpe is caught up in the French invasion of Galicia, Spain in January Two Sharps Carbines in the New Mexico and Arizona Territories by David Bradshaw; Some More Early Sharps-Related Notes by Charles Pate; Shooting NM and Military Rifle and Carbine by Dave Thorn; Civil War Sharps Rifle Accuracy by Robert M.

Holter; Some Thoughts on Sharps Rifle Company's Charges by Tom Quigly "Hell Roaring Jake" and his Sharps Borcherdt Rifles by F.J. Freund & Bro. Pioneer Gunmakers To The West Frank W.

and George, were skilled German gunsmiths who plied their trade on the Western American frontier during the last thirty years of the nineteenth century. In addition to Old World quality gunsmithing and engraving work, the brothers also modified Sharps and other rifles with their patented.

Ok Mr. Bullet Ranch, here's what I found. The book has a full chapter on only the John Brown Sharps which I didn't remember. I thought it was just a couple pages. According to the book in April of George W.

Dietzler ordered rifles to be shipped to the Emigrant Aid Society in Kansas. #A Sharps Model Borchardt Officers Model,32" bbl., only 10 numbers off from numbered gun pictured in Frank Sellers book on pageless than 50.

SCHUETZEN RIFLES History and Loadings by Gerald O. Kelver Illustrated with historical photographs ***** A MUST for the single shot rifle enthusiast's library. _____ from Sharps Firearms by Frank Sellers and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - Sharps Firearms by Sellers, Frank M.

Chapter 10 Sharps Rifles; Chapter 11 The Winchester Single Shot Rifle; Chapter 12 Some Gunsmiths of Colorado; Chapter 13 Frank and George Freund; Chapter 14 George Shalck; Chapter 15 Harry M. Pope; Chapter 16 A.O. Zischang; Chapter 17 Adolph O.

Niedner; Chapter 18 Farrow; Chapter 19 Telescopic Sights for Single Shot Rifles. Sharps Rifle ; View as Grid List. 10 Items. Set Descending Direction.

Out of Stock. Sharps Small Betsy Rifle $1, Out of Stock. Sharps Cavalry Carbine 22" $1, Out of Stock. Sharps Rifle 32” Octagonal, Schnabel Forend $1, Sharps Cavalry Carbine 22” Round Barrel.

Actually, two years after Christian Sharps’ death in one Sharps rifle trademark did become a legend of the Old West— the single-shot Model “Old Reliable.” Born in Washington, N.J., inChristian Sharps apprenticed at the U.S.

armory and arsenal at Harpers Ferry in what was then Virginia and never left the firearms business. Sharps Firearms by Frank Sellers. This is an excellent collectors reference for the firearms produced under the Sharps name. The book contains detailed accounts of the history of the firearms produced by various vendors for the Sharps Label.

The book contains copies of, and excerpts from, various period documents supporting the detailed history. Follett Publishing Company, The Gun Digest Association, (Fourth Edition) – Exact reprints of Sharps Catalogs toLegal documents from Hopkins & Allen, and many original period testimonials and letters of requests for Sharps Rifles.

Sellers, Frank. Sharps Firearms. Los Angeles, California: Benfield Publishing Company, When I ordered my Shiloh Sharps I considered three calibres, and The Government cartridge was used by the US Army from and was the most popular Sharps calibre after was developed for long range target shooting, while was the most powerful cartridge ever chambered in an original Sharps Model rifle.

Lot EXTRAORDINARILY RARE FREUND "BOSS GUN" SHARPS MODEL SPORTING RIFLE PURPORTED TO BE ONE OF THE FINEST OF ITS TYPE IN THE WORLD. Buy Sharp's Firearms by Sellers, Frank M (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Sharps records describe it as a Model Sporting Octagon Rifle and indicate that the rifle had a 30" octagon barrel, double set triggers, open sights and oil-finished stock.

The rifle was chambered for a caliber cartridge with 90 grain case. The top of the barrel is stamped: "FREUND & BRO" between the rear sight and the receiver. Ashley Hlebinsky, the Robert W.

Woodruff Curator at the Cody Firearms Museum, highlights George Armstrong Custer's Sharps Rifle. Sharps rifles are a series o.Frank and George W. Freund, known for their work as agents for the Sharps Rifle Company, also sold and perhaps modified Evans rifles. In addition to U.S.

sales, Evans also found markets in South America, and with military forces from both Turkey and Russia.The rear sight has the date of the "More Light" sight patent which was jointly held by Frank and George Freund (see Balentine's "Freund & Bro.: Pioneer Gunmakers to the West" on page ).

Like many in the American firearms industry in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Freund brothers Frank W. and George were German immigrants.