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This is the Shiloh Sharps Model of 1874 I ordered last week to go with the 1863 smokepole. This one is in 45-70, so it can use smokeless powder and stuff.

Just picked it up over at Mike's shop and went out in back of his place to put 20 rounds through it. If I died today the stonecutter would have to chisel the smile off my face.



 

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Very nice rifle. I have always liked the looks of the sharps rifles. I would like to see a close up of the wood on it.
 

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Beautiful...I think I'd have to hang that baby over the fireplace after a day at the range

Some kinda nice wood on it...It would stay home on rainy days for sure
 

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I don't have a fireplace, dag nabbit!

I'll try to get some pics either tonight or tomorrow showing closeups of the wood. It's a gorgeous American walnut with lots of figure.
 

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I have lots of fancy camera equipment and even know how to use it, but I'm also kind of lazy, so here's a cell phone snap of the forestock and action. The wood is awfully pretty, but the metal work is magnificent.

 

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Better pictures:







The vernier tang sight and spirit level globe front sight will be here next Friday or so. After I get them installed I'll get serious about sighting in, but tomorrow I'm going to put up targets at 100 yards and see what I can do with the sporting buckhorn rear and silver front blade.
 

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powerstrokin06 said:
Now that's a classy rifle...I smell a safe queen and nice conversation starter there....lol Nice buy....
I don't believe in safe queens. When I have a gun that's too nice to shoot, I sell it. This rifle was purchased so that I could use it, because no matter how nice it is, it was made to be shot, and it would be sacrilege to deny its utility.

The main thing from my point of view is that it's made with the same care and attention that so many U.S. craftsmen used to exhibit in their work. Did I mention the part about made completely in the U.S.A. and by the hands of truly gifted gunmakers?
 
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