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A. O. Zischang Borchardt
Jun 17th, 2018 at 7:57am
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On the back of a Post started by "ballardhepburnmich" I thought I'd share a few photos ...

I recently bought a Borchardt rifle modified by A. O. Zischang.  The rifle is fairly standard but the wood- and metal-work are by Zischang.

The action has had its sides and lower tang re-profiled.  The upper tang was replaced by Zischang with his own removable upper tang with integral rear sight base.  Unfortunately this rifle does not have Zischang's double-set triggers.  This rifle kept it's original trigger - safety setup.

The rifle has also been restocked by Zischang.  The buttplate is a large nickel-plated swiss-type buttplate.  The grip cap is horn.  The forearm is not checkered but the buttstock has the fine checkering I've seen on other Zischang rifles.

I believe the barrel is a replacement, but it is an original Sharps sporting rifle barrel.  The top flat is marked, " [Old Reliable]  SHARPS RIFLE CO. BRIDGEPORT, CONN. "  The caliber marking is on the left flat simply marked, " CAL. 40  2 1/2 ".  The number stamped on the bottom flat does not match the serial number on the action.  The bore is good, however I have not shot this rifle yet.
  
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Reply #1 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 9:09am
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Joedo,thanks for the photos.
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Reply #2 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 1:44pm
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Nice Rifle Joe!
  

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Reply #3 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 1:44pm
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Darn Joe, that's what dreams are made of. Simply beautiful !! Dale.
  

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Reply #4 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 3:35pm
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Gorgeous Borchardt Joe! That grip cap looks a lot like the grip cap done on my 1881 Marlin E. Flues rifle, built by Emil Flues of Bay City, Mi.
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Reply #5 - Jun 17th, 2018 at 4:44pm
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Nice one! You score again=keep it up. That's a real interesting butt plate.
  

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Reply #6 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 11:12am
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Gorgeous gun Joe!
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 18th, 2018 at 11:22am
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calledflyer wrote on Jun 17th, 2018 at 4:44pm:
That's a real interesting butt plate.


Zischang's buttplates are pretty unique, and easily identifiable!
  

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