Shiloh Sharps

Discussion in 'Single Shots and Slide Action' started by Anonymous, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

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    Does anyone have one of these guns
     
  2. Drop-Shot

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    I wish I did randy77 but my brother-in-law does.He goes to Big Timber to watch the shoot offs,some at 600 yards.I love the looks but as of now I only wished I had one.Drop-Shot
     

  3. Levergun

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    Yes I have one. Long Range Express in 45/70 with MVA Vernier sights. Real nice and shoots beeter than I can see.
     
  4. Logjam

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    I've got an original Sharps Business rifle in 45/70. Has a set trigger and open sights. Shoots wonderfully.

    I also have an Axtell Model 77 Sharps. Now that is a pretty gun. Shoots like a dream. Wonderful wood, great action, beautiful barrell. Set triggers and neat vernier rear sight.
     
  5. Drop-Shot

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    Hey logjam,good to hear from you,I love the shiloh sharps.Every year in Big Timber Montana they have a black powder shoot and their guns are to die for,they have a 9 month waiting list for a hand made shiloh sharps in 45/70,45/90,45/110 and some thing in 50 cal.They shoot up to 600 yards,it's a hoot,I love it.They used to have a 3 year waiting list but it's better now.I asked if they could handle the hot 45/70's and the gunmaker said I guarrenty it will.Some day I will own one.Drop-Shot
     
  6. Logjam

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    Re: re: Shiloh Sharps

    If you want a Shiloh Sharps try Rettings in Culver City, CA. They usually have several on hand. New ones too. I bought my Axtell there. Have you seen the Axtell Sharps?
     
  7. Drop-Shot

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    NO I haven't and before I buy I want to look at one.Drop-Shot
     
  8. Logjam

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    Re: re: Shiloh Sharps

    Yeah, that's smart, but you can be pretty darned assured that either an Axtell or a Shiloh Sharps are going to be a nice gun. I've never seen a dog.

    Like I said, if you want to avoid the long wait Rettings almost always has several on hand. I think they order ten a year and have done so for years.

    If you ordered one and didn't like it you could always send it back. But I agree it's more fun to walk in and check it out before laying down the change...it's also a pretty healthy chunk of change too.
     
  9. Drop-Shot

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    Naturally the one I like most is way more expensive,you could buy the base model(looked real good)for 1500.00 but the one I liked was 2200.00 It may take awhile but my gunsafe wants one.Drop-Shot
     
  10. Logjam

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    Re: re: Shiloh Sharps

    I paid $2,800 for my Axtell Sharps. My wife is just beginning to come to. Had to save for a long time to pay for the gun.

    But, you know what, after the pain wears off, you end up with a very nice rifle.

    I went to a single shot, led bullet shoot a few months ago. Those guys were really good shooters!! They'd hit the chicken every shoot at 200 yds. That's a pretty good shot with black powder and a non-gas checked led bullet.

    But some of these guys have half a dozen single shot rifles and in several calibers!
     
  11. Drop-Shot

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    Yea logjam when I priced the shiloh sharps in big timber that was 7 years ago.I would die if I saw the new price tags,but once a year the shiloh folks raffel one off every year and you can bet I'll put my 10.00 in for a ticket.It went to some good cause and some one gets a rifle of a life time.I may even save alot and put alot of numbers in,oh well I've been dreaming enough,have a good evening.Drop-Shot
     
  12. Logjam

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    Re: re: Shiloh Sharps

    When I was a college kid the Weatherby XXII came out. It cost $125 with that neat little Weatherby scope. I went to a local savings and loan and borrowed the money. My wife knew for sure that she'd made a big mistake when she married me.

    I still have that rifle..The scope's gone bad though.

    Now it's none of my business, but you can go out and borrow the dough if you want the rifle REALLY BAD. I have a buddy who bought one of the very first Shiloh Sharps rifles. It's a very fancy gun, beautiful wood, nice little silver piece on the tip of the forearm. He paid $600 for the gun! Now I think you are into one about $2600, more or less.

    BTW: My pal with the early Shiloh Sharps has never fired the rifle!!!
     
  13. Drop-Shot

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    Good point about getting a loan,that might be the only way I would be able to get one as I'm now on disability.I used to make big bucks but now I live at the poverty line,but my wife makes good,mabe I could convinve her I need it for therapy,yea thats the ticket,I'm glad we only know each other by other names,that way my wife can't track you down.We got it going on,Yea thats the ticket.Drop-Shot
     
  14. RAS

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    I love mine. A #1 Sporter in 45-70. I bought it 6 years ago for $1900.00.

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    We go to the desert and sit up on the rim rock with cross sticks. We try to "long range" running Jack Rabbits on the Sage flats with it. Don't hit many, but it sure is fun. A great way to waste a weekend.

    RAS
     
  15. wired

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    That does it. I need to move to Oregon. You guys have all the fun out there.
     
  16. Logjam

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    Re: re: Shiloh Sharps

    Hi there Drop-shot. I haven't posted here for a long time.

    Say, my old gun nut buddy just passed on to the big gun show in the sky. We were neighbors in the early 70's living near the beach In San Clemente, CA. We bought about two guns a month, that's when a '76 Winchester cost $450, a minty 1861 Springfield $250 and Navy Colts were $130 to $160 each.

    His widow wants to sell his guns. Paul had this absolutely new Shiloh Sharps. He got it new and never shot it. Serial number, as I recall is in the 600 range. I think the gun is still in one of his gun safes. You know anyone who might want the gun? I don't know how much she wants for it; might fall into the "make an offer" thing.

    I had another friend who just left for the pearly gates and his widow gave me his Saganaw Gear M-1 Carbine. Now I have two.

    I'm not trying to sell you guns here, just talking guns. I may buy my friend's Shiloh Sharps, but I have four Sharps rifles now, and do I really need another?
     
  17. Drop-Shot

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    Good evening Logjam,I would love to own a Shiloh Sharps but right now I couldn't offer anything,by spring things should be better but not right now.Any idea what she wants for it?Man I hate it when folks my age start passing away,makes me nervous,when its friends its just terrible.Drop-Shot
     
  18. Waterengineer

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    I love the wud on the Sporte model 1A.
     
  19. thumbuster

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    As I write this it's July 2011. I have just returned from a six state drive where I visited Big Timber and the Shiloh Sharps factory. On display there were a dozen or so of their rifles for sale. The women there explained to me that she bought the factory in 2001, so ownership has changed since they started biz in 1976.

    You can go there and buy rifles off of the wall, where they are displayed. You call also call them and order one which will take you a year or so I'm told to get one.

    I have an Axtell Sharps 1877 rifle. I closely inspected the new made Shiloh Sharps rifles. I was not all that impressed. For one thing the hump caused by the pill primers is still there, but no guts are included. Just the hump. The finish on the barrels was a dull gray that I did not find attractive. Most of the rifles had wood that was only so so. The case colors were only okay, some nice, some not so.

    Long and the short of it; I was not impressed by the Shiloh rifles. They may be fine guns for sure and they probably shoot just fine, but my Axtell 1877 model looks much better. Axtell is out of biz, but if I was going to buy a new Sharps I think I'd go foreign.