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gunner500's 1874 Sharps .45-110 of 1877 production #16101677 05/20/21
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Results:

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Since the rifle does not type words here, maybe gunner500 will.

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Triggers, sights, loads and shooting:

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Shoots well at both 100 yards and 200 yards, rifle with gunner500 at the controls.
Sunlight was OK on the sights that day I reckon.
How was the wind ?


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good stuff Gunner500

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Damn, that's a beauty! Original barrel?


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Nice


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Very nice.

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I will second that


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LOL Sir Ron, Thanks for posting the pics Sir, two rounds at 100 in the same splat holding sight well into the gong, one round at 200 i pulled a bit, no splat lines on the gongs in the morning dew, i repainted them the night before at dusk, the old rifle wears a semi buckhorn rear sight, and of course wont file the front to raise bullet impact so revamped the load to a full 110gr Swiss FG under the 516gr round nosed paper patch bullet from a Mos mould Saint Bagwell had made from an original Sharps rifle factory bullet, it now lands around three inches high at 100 with a six o'clock hold, i'll send you the pic of the new 200 yard bullet strike tomorrow.

The standard 100 yard mark is on, the 200 yard setting on my other Sharps rifles is the setting for 150 yards with this rifle, the ladder up and leaf to the bottom is the 300 yard setting for the other rifles, this one is dead 5 inches high at 200 yards, perfect brisket hold for dead game animals.

Thanks everyone, this rifle lettered being sent to Kittredge in Cincinnati in 1877, a fun old 45 2-7/8ths it will be.

TMitch, yes sir, all original, it's a buffalo rifle that never did i guess, thinking some gentleman rancher up in Montana ordered it just to have one, the blue isn't even worn off the barrel flats yet, spoke with Ranch13 here and Kirk at Shiloh, he sent me pics of two different tang sights of the day, a short base and a long base, hence the extra threaded hole in the tang.


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Cool. You found a "regulation" load for your rifle's sights.


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Originally Posted by Riflecrank
Cool. You found a "regulation" load for your rifle's sights.


Yes Sir, as Saint Bagwell said many times, feed them what they like, they'll give you what you like! smile


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Very Cool rifle, and Great shooting!


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Originally Posted by saddlering
Very Cool rifle, and Great shooting!


Thanks saddlering, i really need to find a special hunt somewhere for that old Buffler rifle and put it back to work, i still cant believe those fire blued screws have lasted this long, i have new Shilohs just a few years old that i've already coon fingered those screws to shiny steel.


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SHOW-OFF !!!!!! :-)

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Originally Posted by gunner500
Originally Posted by saddlering
Very Cool rifle, and Great shooting!

... i still cant believe those fire blued screws have lasted this long, i have new Shilohs just a few years old that i've already coon fingered those screws to shiny steel.

Obviously the rifle got the "kid glove" or "velvet glove" treatment for the last 144 years.
To double your money at a future sale, get some kid gloves for field use.
From your cold, dead, kid-gloved fingers someday.
Deserves a rewrite of the will,
horny-handed son of toil with coon fingers !
Cody Museum appraisal ?



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gunner500 you can come up with some cool guns. I would love to find one like a friend of my uncle hade when I was in my early teens. I am all most sure it was a marlin in 38-55 black powder single shot with a lever action to open it tang sight nice wood with a but plate that looked like what they used on them rifles for the German shooting matches . if I ever find one I will have to sell every thing to buy it LOL

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From gunner500:

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LOL Biebs!

10-4 on the easy glove touch Sir Ron, i can have Wife will that rifle to you if i get hit by a bus next week, no word on Cody ; ]

LOL 44, hope the right one at the right price comes by someday soon.

Thanks again for posting the pic Sir Ron, the 5 inch high dead center hit was with the new found sight setting with a 6 o'clock hold at 200 yards, the first strike from the earlier picture is still visible high right, guess the last shot took some paint off and exposed the earlier hit that shows high and left.

I'm going to lay low some critter with that rifle this season, wearing a Go-Pro hunting with a rifle like that is damn near gayer than a bucket of peckers, but i'd love to share the hunt with you men.


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Hell, it feels weird looking at game cam pics on my iPhone while sitting in my heated blind while holding my Sharps. But then again I am getting old so I deal with it๐Ÿ˜œ


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Nice looking 74 gunner, I have a B gun in 45-2.1" that was shipped to Kittredge in Oct of 77 but it's not in that kinda shape but the bore is good. Nice gun and great results
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No sheet pacecars, talk about time warp/tech shock LOL.

Thanks Magnum Bob, this old rifles bore looks better than the outside too, i'll shoot nothing but paper patch through it, what bullet do you fire on your original 45-2.1"?


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