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Magnum Wheel Man
August 10, 2010, 10:34 AM
well I almost have that long range rolling block rifle in 40-65 paid for, & my gunsmith / machining buddy still needs a bit more cash for his summer home repairs...

he has now enticed me with a C. Sharpes 32 rimfire pepperbox that he's finishing up ( making it shootable again... the ratcheting firing pin wasn't rotating correctly ) he has it working now, & could use a couple $100.00 more for the home repair...

I guess I find it interesting, I can still put it on payments, & he'll sell it to me much cheaper than what I'm seeing listed on Gun Broker ( though I haven't seen one in 32 rim fire yet ) I have a couple other 32 rimfire's & I have gotten some of the Navy Arms ammo ( not that I'd shoot it much ), but I have that mind set, that if the gun is not shootable, & I don't have or can't get ammo for it, I'm not interested in them...

any thoughts on value of a functioning, but not pristine shape Sharpes in 32 rim fire ??? any comments or info on the gun would be appriciated... thanks

Magnum Wheel Man
August 10, 2010, 10:42 AM
looks about like this one as far as condition, except the grips are both replacement black plastic grips , & the one I'm looking at is 32 caliber... also to open it, the hammer has to be put between down position & 1/2 cock, & a button on the side of the grip frame pushed or pulled down, it doesn't have the button under the barrels like the others on Gun Broker use

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=182181304

Magnum Wheel Man
August 10, 2010, 01:55 PM
actually... just found this one, which is more like the one I'm looking at...

http://www.auctionarms.com/Search/DisplayItem.cfm?ItemNum=9853415

James K
August 10, 2010, 06:08 PM
The pictured gun (Auction Arms) is a Sharps No. 3 and they were made in .32 Short RF. (The No. 1 was in .22, and the No. 2 in .30 RF. The No. 4 is .32, but has a different grip style.) About 15,000 were made, and they are not too uncommon, though nowhere near as common as the .22's.

To be more exact, it is what is called a 3c, though Sharps never used those terms. A really super one, NIB, could bring $1000, but they average $400-500 in fair shape and functional.

Jim

Magnum Wheel Man
August 11, 2010, 06:01 AM
thanks for the info...