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Offline DD4lifeusmc

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sharps
« on: December 27, 2014, 02:30:04 PM »
since Mad Dog's   M48  got hijacked brought mine over here.

1863 version of the sharps    54 cal.  I believe bigger is better in the caliber.

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Re: sharps
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2014, 02:48:09 PM »
Nice pole. Who made it (or is it an original)?

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Re: sharps
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2014, 03:04:13 PM »
With the patch box I'd call it an 1859 even tho some early 63's still had them.
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It does have nice case colors.







It didn't have a vernier sight when I got it but I added one.



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Re: sharps
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2014, 08:16:24 PM »
Nice rifles! I had a Sile .54 percussion rifle years ago, now I have cartridge repro Sharps rifles. I do have an original Sharps 50 caliber carbine.

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Re: sharps
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2014, 08:47:36 PM »
Nice rifles! I had a Sile .54 percussion rifle years ago, now I have cartridge repro Sharps rifles. I do have an original Sharps 50 caliber carbine.

Lucky you. I wish mine was a cartridge rifle. But this is likely the only Sharp's I'll ever own so I jumped on it. Not that its a bad rifle, I like it but I'd like it better if it was cartridge.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2014, 08:55:01 PM »
One of these days, Alice....
I'll own a Sharps.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2014, 07:01:45 AM »
Those are all nice rifles.  ;)
I looked at some and WOW! the prices are high.  :-[
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Re: sharps
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2014, 07:16:15 AM »
Here's mine a Pedersoli Silhouette I've since replaced the globe front sight with the original sole blade which I really like. I do have a tang sight also.

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Re: sharps
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2014, 07:28:48 AM »
That's a nice one but I thought you had a Quigley.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2014, 09:01:24 AM »
Nice weapons. I'd lie to pic another 1873 Springfield some day.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2014, 10:05:20 AM »
With all you fellows showin' yer nice purdy neat rifles, I think I'll just set over there in the corner and suck mah thumb.  You all shore do have some really neat rifles. I shorely am happy fer ya all.   (T^
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Re: sharps
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2014, 10:50:00 AM »
Those are all nice rifles.  ;)
I looked at some and WOW! the prices are high.  :-[

No they're not cheap. It's not often I get enough money to buy anything at all so when this one came up and he offered to take payments I jumped on it. I imagine most everybody here has more bp guns than I do and most of the guns I do have are holdovers from more affluent times.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2014, 12:58:26 PM »
That's a nice one but I thought you had a Quigley.

Nope almost but this came along a lot cheaper than the Quigley, the movie just inspired me to own a Sharps. I like the wood on this one picture doesn't show it well. My trapdoor has nice wood also.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 01:22:45 PM »
I can tell it has nice wood.
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Re: sharps
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2014, 04:34:54 PM »
Hawg, do you tie on paper cartridges or use loose powder?