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Offline mike116

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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2016, 04:26:57 PM »
The only ones I can find fit Pedersoli only.   Pedersoli is a completely different animal when it comes to Sharps rifles.   Most anything made by them only fit their rifles.   Dixie marked Sharps rifles are made by Pedersoli and so Dixies accessories mostly only work with their brand also.
I may order one of the Pedersoli brass cartridges and see if it will work in the Armi Sport chamber.

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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2016, 04:55:33 PM »
nice rifle, excuse me while I drool all over myself.

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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2016, 05:21:49 PM »
FWIW,  VTI offers brass cartridge cases (@ 5 for $ 52,) for IAB Sharps'.  Like I said before, ain't got a dog in this fight but seems like with all of the companies making brass cartridge cases (IAB, DP, etc...), seems like at least one could be modified to fit almost any Sharps' repro out there today! See also this!

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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2016, 06:44:24 PM »
FWIW,  VTI offers brass cartridge cases (@ 5 for $ 52,) for IAB Sharps'.  Like I said before, ain't got a dog in this fight but seems like with all of the companies making brass cartridge cases (IAB, DP, etc...), seems like at least one could be modified to fit almost any Sharps' repro out there today! See also this!

Thanks Fogey. It had a notation to check stock. It says they will send me an e mail when they get time to process my request. Seems like everybody's Sharp's has different chamber dimensions, at least the Italians do so making one cartridge fit all is kind of doubtful. I see all kinds of posts on how much loose powder they will hold. Of course different bullet designs/weights will affect this. Mine holds 110 grains of Swiss 2F behind a 490 grain ringtail but I think IAB has the biggest chambers of all of them and Pedersoli has the smallest.

Here's a pic of my business rifle. 29 inch octagonal barrel, single trigger, plain wood.



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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #19 on: July 03, 2016, 07:25:30 PM »
Ain't got a dog in this fight, but fer brass percussion Sharps' cases, you could go here (think Track has them also,); For Smith', you can find some here!

Those won't work in Armi Sport or IAB. I wish they would. Somebody may make them for the ArmiSport but I don't think anybody makes them for IAB.
Why not Hawg?
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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2016, 07:28:49 PM »
The only ones I can find fit Pedersoli only.   Pedersoli is a completely different animal when it comes to Sharps rifles.   Most anything made by them only fit their rifles.   Dixie marked Sharps rifles are made by Pedersoli and so Dixies accessories mostly only work with their brand also.
I may order one of the Pedersoli brass cartridges and see if it will work in the Armi Sport chamber.

bring your rifle with you and we can try one of my cases and see from there what might need to be done.
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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2016, 07:29:49 PM »
FWIW,  VTI offers brass cartridge cases (@ 5 for $ 52,) for IAB Sharps'.  Like I said before, ain't got a dog in this fight but seems like with all of the companies making brass cartridge cases (IAB, DP, etc...), seems like at least one could be modified to fit almost any Sharps' repro out there today! See also this!

Thanks for your help OF.   I have been to both those sites.  VTI has not had them in stock ever as far as I can tell.  I hate their system there of ask and wait for a response.  I have inquired several times and the only time I got a response is when they actually had the item.  If they don't have it they don't reply at all.

Chiappa shows them but does not have them available in the online store.   I have not seen them anywhere else.   
Chambers on these reproductions are all different sizes,  both in diameter and length.   It would be just as easy to make them as buy them and alter them.    Since they are not essential equipment I think I'll just skip it for now.

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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2016, 07:31:54 PM »
bring your rifle with you and we can try one of my cases and see from there what might need to be done.

I'll do that DD, thanks.

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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2016, 08:30:51 PM »
Ain't got a dog in this fight, but fer brass percussion Sharps' cases, you could go here (think Track has them also,); For Smith', you can find some here!

Those won't work in Armi Sport or IAB. I wish they would. Somebody may make them for the ArmiSport but I don't think anybody makes them for IAB.
Why not Hawg?

Like Mike said the chamber dimensions of the Italian guns are all different.
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Re: Made a trade
« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2016, 08:53:25 PM »
Don't ferget, Charlie Hahn has cardboard tubes (he says paper though -) for Sharp's as well (no brass cases though)!
                       If'n you get really industrious, you can always make yer own (dimensions for them are here in Kraut's posting, although they're metric, shouldn't be a problem fer a decent fabricator)!
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