1874 Down Under Model .45-120 34” Octagonal, Model 138CABFLUY

Features: Case hardened frame, Hartford style forend with pewter tip, checkered walnut stock with patchbox, and double-set trigger.
Item Number 138CABFLUY
$1,919.00

Availability: In stock

 

Best known as a buffalo-hunting gun, the Sharps sporting rifle became known as the "Old Reliable" by those who hunted buffalo for their hides. Among those associated with the rifles were Billy Dixon, Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson and others who used the big single-shot to maximum effect on the seemingly endless herds of buffalo. Reproducing the Sharps at a reasonable price was a challenge for modern manufacturers because of its sliding breechblock and many angles and corners. It has been accomplished, however, and Taylor & Co. is proud to offer the colorful, high quality 1874 Sporting Rifle in a variety of barrel lengths and calibers for hunting and target shooting. 1874 Down Under Model Features case-hardened frame, patchbox, butt plate, and lever; blue barrel finish, hand-checkered stock and forend. Forend has a Hartford-style, pewter forend tip.

The Sharps model features: • Hand oil-finished walnut stock • Receiver, breechblock, and trigger plate all machined from a solid piece of steel • Lock plate and trigger guard contoured to the stock • Tumbler fly, so the trigger can be sensitized to release softly • One-piece tang, pre-drilled with 2-1/4” center-to-center holes for Creedmore Sight placement • Hardened and polished screws and blue barrel • Octagonal barrel flared at receiver • Front sight dovetailed 3/8” and adjustable for windage • All models have 1 in 18” twist with six grooves

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Winning combination Review by Reb
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Since buying this rifle in .45-70, seven years ago for SASS long range competition, I've won all but one club yearly championship, 3 state championships, and at the SASS national championships "Winter Range", I've won 5 of the last 7 "Buffalo Rifle" matches. I am using a Taylors long range tang sight with a Lyman 17 front sight and loading with American Pioneer 2f powder filled to the base of a Laser Cast 405 gr. bullet.
Great shooter, great value! (Posted on 3/31/2016)
The greatest movie rifle of any western ever! Review by Quigley's
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This gun held true to its reputation created by the film Quigley down under. It however holds up to it's incredible reputation. The 45–1 20 round is a monster even by today standards.The power was truly impressive win firing this double triggered monster with a 34 inch barrel. (Posted on 1/23/2016)
great sharps Review by quigley
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for the cost compared to a shiloh or pedersoli sharps these are really great shooters. mine is in 45-120 and i just love how powerful it shoots. (Posted on 8/7/2015)

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Product Specs

Item Number 138CABFLUY
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $1,919.00
Barrel Length 34 Inch Octagonal
Caliber .45-120
Capacity 1
Weight 10.6 lbs
Finish Blue Finish with Case Hardened Frame and Double Set Trigger
Grip/Stock Checkered Walnut
Manufacturer Chiappa
Sights Fixed Front Sight, Rear Ladder Sight
Overall Length 51 Inches
Action Version No