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1874 Sharps

Postby Nathan » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:50 pm

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Appreciation of historical value aside, is there any compelling reason to own an 1874 Sharps in .45-70? Is there anything great about it other than it's rich history?
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Re: 1874 Sharps

Postby Nathan » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:37 am

I'm perplexed; replicas start around $2,000. That's $2,000 for a single shot tooth shaking .45-70 replica. While the replicas are likely better guns (in terms of quality) than the originals (thanks to CNC and advancements in metallurgy), replicas are never valued greater than originals.

...hence the original question. Is there something about this gun that makes it just that awesome, or is it simply the rich heritage behind it?
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Re: 1874 Sharps

Postby Rodeo Mike » Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:06 pm

2k is alot for that, my father in law bought a 1885 Uberti high wall falling block rifle in .45-70 I think he gave $800 for it. It looks awesome, but it'll rattle your teeth if you shoot it off sand bags. It's not quite so bad free hand cause it pushes you around more. It's fairly heavy, and it looks like a longer barrel than that sharps.
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Re: 1874 Sharps

Postby hkguy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:38 pm

well, assuming it can garrets ammo, you can literally kill anything that roams the earth.

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