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Is there anyone on this forum interested in the Old West single shot rifles, such as the Winchester 1885 High Wall and Low Wall, and the Remington Rolling block, or the 1874 Sharps rifles?

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I think it would be neat to have a rifle like the one Tom Selleck used in Quigley Down Under. Think it was a Sharps.

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There's a bunch of LR blackpowder cartridge rifle shooters here that shoot the Sharps, High Walls, rolling blocks, Ballards ect. They shoot at steel plates cut out like buffullos and indians in various matches. Including and anual Bill Dixon shoot that has them shooting an indian steel plate target at 1500 and something, kind of like an egg match.

I have helped with thier matches and they have alot of fun, the Sparps rifles have tremendous appeal to me, but I don't own one (yet). Thats what I need is another shooting habit LOL. The Sharps rifles are built in Montana and are simply gourgous with precision tang sights ect. very nice indeed.

Any body that doesn't think it was possiable to hit at long range with them is on crack, they have no trouble nailing buffullo targets at 600, 700, and 800 yards. Most of the guys shoot .45-70 on account of the recoil and cost of shooting, but you see alot of other calibers too.

The only single shot rifle I own is a Ruger No.3 in .22 Hornet with a compact Leupod scope on it. I was 11 and worked for my uncle in Oregen, cutting lodge pole pines for fence post one summer on his ranch. At the end of the summer he took me into town to catch the bus back to WY and bought the rig for me including a nice canvas Boyt case and several boxes of cartridges. That Hornet carbine is an excellent lw utility rifle and I must have killed boxcars of deer antelope and varmints with it before I joined the USMC.

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yeah, they can hit a target the size of a pickup truck, after they get the range figured out, if there's NO wind, etc. So what?
 

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I think it would be neat to have a rifle like the one Tom Selleck used in Quigley Down Under. Think it was a Sharps.

RIKA :)

Yep. Sharps in .45-110, with a 34" barrel and tang sight. Made by Shiloh for the movie, and now they make them for sale. Might be fun to play with, but I'd never spend the money for one.

(Thing's got to weigh 12 pounds probably.)
 

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MELVIN the unmagnificent ...

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yeah, they can hit a target the size of a pickup truck, after they get the range figured out, if there's NO wind, etc. So what?
Well MELVIN, I see you're still here, just as nasty and just as negative, as ever. Enjoy yourself, MELVIN.

Do you have any substantive content to offer? Or will be more of the same yellow journalism BS?

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I used to have one of the Browning High Wall Copies in .454 Casul.

Did some playing with it at 300yds and that was about it. Needed a vernier tang sight to do longer range shooting. What I'd like to have just for grins would be a sharps but in something like .338Lapua.
 

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Raider said:
I think it would be neat to have a rifle like the one Tom Selleck used in Quigley Down Under. Think it was a Sharps.

RIKA :)
RIKA:
The rifle Tom Selleck used in "Quigley Down Under" was an 1874 sharps made by Shiloh Sharpes of Big Timber, Montana. Just a little west of where I was born as a matter of fact.


The rifle is now produced as the Quigley Model. And, is a bucks up proposition. Originally, the Quigley rifle was called the Hartford model.

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Yep. Sharps in .45-110, with a 34" barrel and tang sight. Made by Shiloh for the movie, and now they make them for sale. Might be fun to play with, but I'd never spend the money for one.

(Thing's got to weigh 12 pounds probably.)
John:
I just bought one hundred rounds of 45-110 brass, from a reloading only store, that just closed down when the owner retired. That is big brass.

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As of right now I have several Winchester/Browning single shots.

I have:

1. A Winchester/Miroku Low Wall, High-Grade model, engraved with gold inlays, in 22 LR, with an Axtell tang sight.

2. I have a Browning/Miroku Low Wall in 45 Colt, with an Axtell tang sight.

3. I have two Cimmaron Low Wall models. One in 38-40 and one in 44-40, with cimmaron supplied tang sights.

4. I have two Cimmaron High Wall models. One in 40-65 and one in 45-70. And I also have a Cimmaron High Wall being rebarreled to 45-110. All of these rifles have Soule` style tang sights on them.

These are great rifles, fun to own and fun to shoot. If, and when, MELVIN comes around to snipe us, at the ranch, he could be greeted with 500 gr of cast lead.

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The Quigley model is based on the Hartford model, which is still made. The Quigley has certain features you can't change, but is a fine rifle, available in .45-70 and .45-110 only. The Hartford model can be made in a plain configuration (costing much less than the Quigley) or in a very fancy model which makes the Quigley look cheap. The Hartford model I hve spec'd out costs about what the Quigley costs, but has different features. Only problem with Shiloh is there is a waiting list, but if you want quality, there it is.

After I get the spec'd out Hartford, I might have enough saved up for an honest to God Quigley in .45-110.

Man are those nice rifles.
 

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M88C:
Are you in California, or close to California? I know where there are several new, Shiloh Sharps rifles, on a dealers shelf.

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The old rifles are fun and really help you hone your shooting discipline. When I was just a kid, my first centerfire rifle was an Uberti made 'Baby Rolling Block' repo that was chambered for .357mag. Uberti makes some beautiful guns. That rifle only weighed a smidge over 3 pounds but it would drop a deer.
 

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The old rifles are fun and really help you hone your shooting discipline. When I was just a kid, my first centerfire rifle was an Uberti made 'Baby Rolling Block' repo that was chambered for .357mag. Uberti makes some beautiful guns. That rifle only weighed a smidge over 3 pounds but it would drop a deer.
Mike:
Uberti has reissued that rolling block in 22 Hornet now. And, it is a great looking rifle. It kind of reminds me of a high quality fly rod, when I have handled it.

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