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Old April 26, 2013, 09:53 PM   #1
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New toy

1863 Sharps business rifle.








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Old April 26, 2013, 10:12 PM   #2
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Beauty

Is it a Pedersoli?
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Old April 26, 2013, 10:26 PM   #3
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I dont think the river or a $5 bill would be good enough for that rifle.. better hold on to it..

very "sharp" looking rifle fella
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Old April 26, 2013, 10:44 PM   #4
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Its an Armsport.
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Old April 26, 2013, 10:45 PM   #5
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Nifty! Pass it down to this end of the line and let me run a few through it!
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Old April 27, 2013, 02:00 AM   #6
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Nifty! Pass it down to this end of the line and let me run a few through it!
Methinks it would be wore out by the time I got it back. Actually I have to save up some more money to get a mold for it. Not many people make them and they are pricey.
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Old April 27, 2013, 04:39 AM   #7
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Nice find, Hawg

Can you tell us how you came by it?

Tnx,
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Old April 27, 2013, 07:05 AM   #8
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Can you tell us how you came by it?
One of the guys that hangs out on my forum and a couple of others is a gun pimp(Indy). He's always buying and trading stuff to turn a buck. He mentioned one day he had it and I said something like I'd sure like to have it and next thing I know I'm waiting on delivery.
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Old April 27, 2013, 02:34 PM   #9
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Cool Hawg,

Thanks for the wink back.
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Old April 27, 2013, 02:43 PM   #10
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I'll have to admit you got some good tastes there Hawg. Did it come with a Vernier Sight?
Apparently your growing with the times Sir. Hello cartridge world good bye muzzle loader times. I'd be willing to take that 54 Hawken off your hands if needing a spot to store this rifle in? Yup I'd do that for yaw. No problem here in trying to help a feller out with that conundrum. (creating a storage vacancy for his new rifle)_
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Old April 27, 2013, 02:57 PM   #11
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No vernier sight but it is d&t for one. I've used a vernier before but really didn't care much for it. The sporting rifle comes with a vernier sight, checkered wood, pistol grip stock and double set triggers. The business rifles aren't that fancy. I do wish it had double set triggers tho. This one breaks clean and no slop but it does have a little too much poundage on it. Get your greedy eyeballs off my Hawken, that baby ain't goin nowheres.
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Old April 27, 2013, 04:16 PM   #12
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What a Jim Dandy for this coming Fall. Well its always fun having to re-tool for a new cartridge. Maybe someone here has a spare set of dies needing new ownership? Gee's I'd like to know how she shoots? What's your intentions. Are you going smokeless? or Pyro Select // Triple 777 loose with this one? Like you've said. Nice to have double sets. But so long as there is no feeling a gravely trigger pull and its trigger breaks nice and crisps. Hey so be it. _"Just another fun gun." My hats off and congrats in finding this one Sir._

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Old April 27, 2013, 07:01 PM   #13
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Its not a cartridge gun exactly. Its a paper cutter. It uses paper cartridges loaded from the breech. You can use loose powder but it would be a pita to load. Smokeless is a no no and from what I've heard Pyro works but since the spark has to make two turns it slows down and kinda sounds like a poorly tuned flinter. Swiss is supposed to work really well and gives instant ignition and since I had the money and have been wanting some anyway I ordered five pounds of it.
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Old April 28, 2013, 11:57 AM   #14
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Looks like a sweet shooter Hawg!

Congrats!
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Old April 28, 2013, 07:11 PM   #15
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Sweet looking rifle. Share your loading and shooting experiences with us.
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Old April 28, 2013, 07:16 PM   #16
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Sweet looking rifle. Share your loading and shooting experiences with us.
Thanks, I will but may be awhile. I have to save up for a mold and ringtail molds aren't cheap. I checked the rifling twist and its 1:52. I dunno how well that's gonna work with those big conicals but we shall see. If nothing else it should be a great round ball shooter.
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Old April 29, 2013, 09:18 AM   #17
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Hawg, I had one of those (imported by Sile) and shot bullets cast from a Dixie Gun works mold. Usually shot loose powder and didn't have any major issues with it. The gun was pretty accurate but the sights stunk... One of many guns I really regret selling..
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Old April 29, 2013, 09:53 AM   #18
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Hawg, I had an Armisport paper cutter some time ago & loved but needed the $$ for some medical stuff so it's long gone. Here's a tip, before shooting and after loading, hold the rifle bbl upright and tap on the forearm a couple of times. This will get some of the powder into the cap channel and help ensure firing on the first try.
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Old April 29, 2013, 10:05 PM   #19
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sharps

good find,I've been thinking about one for almost a year then seeing your post really made me jealous.I was stewing about it most of the day then this evening someone contacted me with a 1863 pedersoli 54cal sporting rifle with double set triggers and also had a bullet mold for it.Needless to say it's on it way to it's happy new home and I feel much better.
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