Anyone ever heard of U.S. Sharps Rifle Comp
These early Italian replicas from the late 1970's to early 1980's were superb guns! I had one also, and regret selling it because I thought it would be better to get an American made replica. Worst decision I ever made.
The early guns like your's, had wonderful finishes, with high quality wood, and cut checkering. The bluing was polished to a higher luster, unlike the more recent models with their matte black finished barrels, with rounded octagon flats.
Accuracy in my gun was also superb, and the only thing I could find negative about mine was that the firing pin did not hit centered on the primer, so on occasion it would misfire, but this was rare. A second strike would always touch it off.
Ballard, the great American Rifles!