Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

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Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

#1 Post by Shrapnel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:19 pm

Hunting is as much about the gun as it is the animal you are hunting. I ordered this 1877 five years ago from Shiloh Rifles in Big Timber, Montana. It took awhile, but they finished an exceptional rifle and anything you get from them is nothing less than a custom rifle.

Sure, it isn't easy packing a 12 pound gun around, but there is a lot about hunting that isn't easy. The main thing was I did want to get an antelope with this gun.

There aren't as many antelope this fall as I have seen in the past, but I did find one group of 12 that was out in the middle of an open field where antelope prefer to live. After about a 1/2 mile stalk and crawl, I was able to get within 209 yards and carefully slip the Sharps over the rim of some rocks and take one shot. I waited until the antelope was grazing with his head down and shot him through the top of the neck and into the chest. He dropped dead in his tracks...


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#2 Post by Shasta » Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 pm

Wow, that is a really nice buck you got. :D

Now I would like to know more about that very fine rifle, such as caliber and barrel size. Did you use BP or smokeless?

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#3 Post by Nath » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:43 pm

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#4 Post by gamekeeper » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:17 pm

Beautiful animal, beautiful rifle, beautiful shot, that is what hunting is all about, congratulations..... :mrgreen:
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#5 Post by JRD » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:22 pm

Well done. Thank you for sharing.

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#6 Post by Pitchy » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:22 pm

gamekeeper wrote:
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Beautiful animal, beautiful rifle, beautiful shot, that is what hunting is all about, congratulations..... :mrgreen:
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#7 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:58 pm

Very cool. Now for a bison?
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#8 Post by Marvin S » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:32 pm

Nice job. Caliber and loading please.

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#9 Post by earlmck » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:23 pm

Oh my! Nice!
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#10 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:03 pm

That was a great stalk, shot and a very nice buck- job WELL DONE!
Oh and that is a beautiful rifle!!

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#11 Post by Shrapnel » Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm

Shasta wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Wow, that is a really nice buck you got. :D

Now I would like to know more about that very fine rifle, such as caliber and barrel size. Did you use BP or smokeless?

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It is the latest rifle introduced by Shiloh Rifle Company in Big Timber, Montana. It is a model 1877 in 45-70 with the traditional characteristics of the original Sharps in that same model. It has an MVA Mid-range Soule tang peep and globe front sight with removable apertures. Here is another picture in the rims on the same ranch...

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#12 Post by stretch » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:36 pm

That's a fine-lookin' shootin' iron. Beautiful rifle.

Even better to see it being used for it's intended purpose.

Nice post.. thanks!

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#13 Post by Griff » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:39 pm

Very nice. :mrgreen:
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#14 Post by .45colt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:19 pm

I tried to post a response ,but the words are gone...this is something from another time Thank You For the Great Post. :D .
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#15 Post by hfcable » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:15 pm

just amazing and ... truly admirable. !
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#16 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:17 am

Shrapnel, Kirk and the gang sure picked a nice piece of wood for you didn't they? Curious which aperture insert you like to use for hunting.

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#17 Post by Pete44ru » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:13 pm

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Niiiice ! TWO pretty's in one pic - a speed goat & a sharp-lookin' Sharps ! . :mrgreen:


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#18 Post by piller » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:19 pm

Great looking gun and a beautiful speed goat. That old .45-70 still gets the job done just as well as it did before bottleneck magnum cartridges became the only thing which would kill anything bigger than an anemic jack rabbit. If Kyle Lamb calls to tell you it is not tactical enough, don't let him talk you into putting an infrared night sight on that gun.
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Re: Montana Antelope With A 1877 Sharps

#19 Post by jwm » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:54 am

Shrapnel wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:19 pm
Hunting is as much about the gun as it is the animal you are hunting...Sure, it isn't easy packing a 12 pound gun around, but there is a lot about hunting that isn't easy.
Quoted for truth. If there's one thing better than making a great stalk and taking a beautiful animal like that...it's doing it all with an incredible rifle like yours!

Congratulations, and thanks for posting this.

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#20 Post by KWK » Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:19 am

A little milling here and there and a trimmer hammer action make the ugly duckling 1874 into the shapely 1877. I wish someone made a scaled down version.

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#21 Post by marlinman93 » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:16 am

What's better than taking a nice antelope buck with a beautiful single shot! Congratulations on a great buck, and a great gun!
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