Show your Sharps!

.30 caliber, oh yeah

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Love Sharps rifles and any quality sporting single shot.

Shiloh Sharps 50-70, octagon to round (1 of 10 made in this configuration)
Dakota Little Sharps, octagon .38-55
Shiloh Sharps 45-70, octagon to round

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Not Sharps but 2 of my favorite vintage single shot sporting rifles...

Purdey .450 BPE on Alex Henry pattern with full rib
Alex Henry .451 percussion match rifle, Damascus barrel

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Chile,
I need that need that Purdy to go with my left hand lock Henry pattern John Dickson .450.

Thank you in advance!
 
Here's my Sharps......apologies in advance for the poor pics. Shiloh saddle rifle 45-70, 26" medium weight half octagon barrel, pewter nose cap, bone charcoal case hardened receiver and shotgun butt plate, shadow line cheek peice, upgraded wood, German silver blade front sight and semi buck horn rear sight.

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C. sharps 1875 action, Axtell sights, Badger Barrel. Work done by John King up here in Montana. Chambered in 40-65 Winchester. I didn’t have this rifle built but I fell in lust with it and bought it from a fine gentleman in Wyoming a few months ago. I also have a C. Sharps built 45/70 1874 and an Italian copy of the 1874 chambered in the same. I keep threatening myself to stop at Shiloh and start a build, I pass by it twice a week, no doubt I will one of these days. Thinking I want a 45/90 because I already have dies so I would feel fiscally responsible saving the 60 bucks instead of having to buy a set of 45/120 dies.
 
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C. sharps 1875 action, Axtell sights, Badger Barrel. Work done by John King up here in Montana. Chambered in 40-65 Winchester. I didn’t have this rifle built but I fell in lust with it and bought it from a fine gentleman in Wyoming a few months ago. I also have a C. Sharps built 45/70 1874 and an Italian copy of the 1874 chambered in the same. I keep threatening myself to stop at Shiloh and start a build, I pass by it twice a week, no doubt I will one of these days. Thinking I want a 45/90 because I already have dies so I would feel fiscally responsible saving the 60 bucks instead of having to buy a set of 45/120 dies.
Y'know, I've thought about those '75s. They were barely produced at all historically speaking, IIRC, but they have a distinctly English look to them like some of their overseas contemporaries. The allure of the '74 isn't there but of late I seem to keep coming back to consider them.
 
Y'know, I've thought about those '75s. They were barely produced at all historically speaking, IIRC, but they have a distinctly English look to them like some of their overseas contemporaries. The allure of the '74 isn't there but of late I seem to keep coming back to consider them.
Exactly, I believe the ‘75 never actually made it to production, if it did it was a very short lived one as there are not many originals accounted for from what I have read. I do love the clean lines of them though.
 
Exactly, I believe the ‘75 never actually made it to production, if it did it was a very short lived one as there are not many originals accounted for from what I have read. I do love the clean lines of them though.
They didn't. Something like five prototypes or test models were made, but I've never actually seen photos of one that I know of. Just folks' modern versions.
 
The hell with the Sharps, tell us about the one above it!
That's a John Dixon Alex Henry pattern .450 express made in 1873. I bought it from our own Huvius a couple of years ago. Steve Bertram re-blacked the barrel. It originally belonged to a Dr. Watson who among other things was an army surgeon in the Crimean war.
It has accounted for itself a few times since I took custody of it......
 

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