Skip to comments.Sharps Rifle 1874
Posted on 10/18/2018 8:32:54 AM PDT by w1n1
Hannah is a rather special rifle, a Model 1874 Sharps from C. Sharps Arms that was built around a Badger No. 2 barrel in .44 caliber.
The No. 2 barrels are heavy and that, as a result, gives this Hartford-style rifle a weight of over 15 pounds. Chambered for the .44-77 Sharps cartridge, Hannah is very pleasant to shoot and will reward this shooter with some very good groups.
The idea for this rifle stemmed from a note I received from Pat Dulin at C. Sharps Arms, who wrote to tell me they had found this No. 2 Badger .44-caliber barrel "in the dust." He asked me if I was interested in it.
I immediately said no, but then, almost within the same breath, asked how soon they could have the rifle ready. Pat said it would be ready and done for this year's Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match, held Father's Day weekend in Montana.
MY FIRST CHANCE to shoot Hannah came at Quigley a day before the famous Montana monsoon hit. At that time the weather was just beautiful, so after a good cowboy breakfast of bacon and biscuits, Hannah was taken to the firing line, along with some of Cats shooting sticks and my line box with a ramrod and a full box of 405-grain paper-patched loads. Read the rest of Sharps rifle.
My FIRST thought as well.
Quigly. Down Under
I have a few Sharps. Some originals and some reproductions like Shiloh Sharps.
I love open iron sights.
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