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Old May 27, 2004, 10:55 AM   #1
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Centerfire or percussion Sharps?

At the last gun-show (going there for entertainment, unbeatable!) a local BP arms dealer had a very nice percussion-Sharps with set-trigger and vernier sight. Now you can use them with brass cases that can be preloaded (they have a small hole at the bottom for ignition by the cap). I don't know the brand, but overall finish was very good (may be it's a Pedersoli).

I'm just not sure if a center-fire model would be better. It seems reloading of the centerfire brass is more hassle than the percussion brass case.

Does anyone have experience with these models?

BTW, the price tag was $ 1047.00.
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Old May 28, 2004, 08:58 PM   #2
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The percussion Sharps rifle is made for a paper cartridge. I recommend the Dixie Gun Works catalog for information on rolling paper cartridges.
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