1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

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1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

#1 Post by Shrapnel » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:26 pm

This project started over 5 years ago when I ordered my 1877 Sharps from Shiloh Rifles in Big Timber, Montana. What was expected to be a 15 month wait turned into 5 years. Finally this October, I got the rifle in time to use it for the hunting season.

I was able to shoot turkey, antelope and a deer with it. Mike Venturino and I worked on an article for "Rifle" magazine, combining my smokeless loads and hunting with his research on the 1877 and black powder loads. Once finished, the gun is magnificent and the article quite enlightening to the history and use of the rare 1877 Sharps...

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#2 Post by Rimfire McNutjob » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:33 pm

I just read that article online the other day. Pretty nice piece of wood there. I may go back and re-read.

I'm wondering what the original purpose of the Rigby Flat was? I Googled it of course. In the case of some of the pictures shown, it seems to bring the barrel and receiver together aesthetically.
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#3 Post by gamekeeper » Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:14 am

I have only used a Sharps rifle once, a retired army officer let me use his on a 200m range, to say I was VERY impressed would be a great understatement.... :mrgreen:
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#4 Post by Bill in Oregon » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:31 am

Congratulations, Shrapnel. I will hunt down a copy of that issue. Gotta love a Shiloh.

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#5 Post by Griff » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:47 am

Bill in Oregon wrote:
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Congratulations, Shrapnel. I will hunt down a copy of that issue. Gotta love a Shiloh.
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#6 Post by marlinman93 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am

Here's the whole article available online. A great read!

https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/ ... rtial5.pdf

There's also a great write up on color case hardening by Mike Venturino, featuring the work done by Al Springer. I've used Al for quite some time now, and it's nice to see his work recognized by this article.
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Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

#7 Post by Shrapnel » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:16 am

marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am
Here's the whole article available online. A great read!

https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/ ... rtial5.pdf

There's also a great write up on color case hardening by Mike Venturino, featuring the work done by Al Springer. I've used Al for quite some time now, and it's nice to see his work recognized by this article.
Pack hardening is a much nicer and harder to achieve finish. It is worth it though. Al is really an exceptional guy and his work is exceptional as well. He is a knowledgeable guy and easy to deal with...

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#8 Post by Leverluver » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:39 pm

Are the pic of the pages creating an optical allusion or is the rifle sort of an 1877 saddle rifle?

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#9 Post by Shrapnel » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:42 am

Leverluver wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:39 pm
Are the pic of the pages creating an optical allusion or is the rifle sort of an 1877 saddle rifle?

This is the original photo, it is an 1877 rifle...

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#10 Post by Bill in Oregon » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:48 am

Kirk, if you could own just one single-shot rifle, would this one be it? I know, tough question! 8)

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Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine

#11 Post by marlinman93 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 am

Shrapnel wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:16 am
marlinman93 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:54 am
Here's the whole article available online. A great read!

https://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/ ... rtial5.pdf

There's also a great write up on color case hardening by Mike Venturino, featuring the work done by Al Springer. I've used Al for quite some time now, and it's nice to see his work recognized by this article.
Pack hardening is a much nicer and harder to achieve finish. It is worth it though. Al is really an exceptional guy and his work is exceptional as well. He is a knowledgeable guy and easy to deal with...
Couldn't agree more about Al! I've used his services for years, and it's comforting to know whatever I want will be done exactly as I noted. Only time anything changes is if Al wants to make it better, and calls me to ask if he can spend some time on this or that. Of course I always agree with him as I know he wont ask if it isn't needed.
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