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Old May 23, 2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Sharps carbine in 45-70

Does anyone make these? Cabela's and gunbroker didn't turn up any results.
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Old May 23, 2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Pedersoli makes one:
http://www.davide-pedersoli.com/sche...y-carbine.html
Cherry's lists them:
http://www.cherrys.com/ped_cart.htm

Cimarron and Buffalo Arms have the less expensive Armi Sport Texas Model:
http://cimarron-firearms.com/SingleS...portRifles.htm
http://www.buffaloarms.com/1874_sing....aspx?CAT=3936

Still too much money for an imported copy, look at the real thing:
http://www.shilohrifle.com/rifles.php
http://csharpsarms.com/catalog-detai...r-s-Rifle.html
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Old May 23, 2012, 09:29 PM   #3
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Cut to the chase...
http://www.shilohrifle.com/shop/prod...&cat=11&page=1

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Old May 23, 2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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Thank you gentlemen, I do believe I'll find one I like from some of these links.
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Old May 23, 2012, 10:03 PM   #5
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I tried a Shiloh a while back.
Best of the bunch.
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Old May 24, 2012, 09:57 AM   #6
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Well said !!

This is one that is on my bucket list. Had one awhile back and sold it as I thought I wanted something fancier. Just one more regret !! ...

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Old May 26, 2012, 09:16 AM   #7
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I know Chiappa makes a bunch of different flavors of Sharps rifles. Anyone here ever own one of their gun? Most look to be full-length barrels, but that can fixed. I bet they are priced in the range of those Shiloh's, though.

http://www.chiappafirearms.com/products/68

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Old May 28, 2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Not to say anything against Chiappa, but the only Italian copy I have seen any number of at BPCR matches where they actually keep score is Pedersoli.
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Old May 28, 2012, 10:55 PM   #9
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Not to say anything against Chiappa, but the only Italian copy I have seen any number of at BPCR matches where they actually keep score is Pedersoli.
Right? It's like no one has ever owned one of those guns. Unless, of course, you're saying you have seen them and they did poorly/sucked. Seriously, I've seen no owner reviews anywhere, good or bad.

The closest thing I heard was that they felt well made at Shot Show, and a couple people (from Down Under, I believe) had glowing, if non-specific, reviews of the "Mare's Legs" they had bought. Most "reviews" of their rifles consist of complaints about .22LR 1911's (probably not constructed the same as a 45-70 ), and hurt feelings over the whole RFID/tinfoil thing . I do seem to recall Chiappa made 45-70 leverguns for Puma/Cimarron/somebody, that were well-thought-of.

I see I have no choice but to buy one (you know, for research)

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Old May 28, 2012, 11:18 PM   #10
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I have NOT seen a Chiappa copy of Sharps in actual use to know about them for sure. I see a fair number of Pedersolis and very occasionally an Armi Sport.

The exchange rate is such that buying an import is false economy.
A Shiloh still costs more but will not depreciate very fast.

Me?
I shoot a Japanese Browning "Highwall" and a real Winchester. A more modern design and more efficient.
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Old May 29, 2012, 07:28 AM   #11
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If Chiappa's Sharps is in any like their 1892 Winchester, it's likley to be first class.
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