1874 Down Under Model .45-70 34” Octagonal, Model 138CABLUY

Features: Case hardened frame, Hartford style forend with pewter tip, checkered walnut stock with patchbox, and double-set trigger.
Item Number 138CABLUY
$1,799.00

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

Customer Reviews

Sharps 4570 down under model Review by John Kevin O’Nrien
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Sharps 45-70 down under model.This long golun is exquisite. I believe I can only afford one long gun, it would have to be, Sharps 1874 45-70 down under rifle. I’ve only put about 30 rounds through it. I was an indoor range 25 yards. I will take it out to and outdoor long range, in the future. I’m going to start reloading my own ammunition and casting my own bullets for it . I just bought the long range Peepsight, so I’m excited to see what I can do with this weapon in the future.

Very respectfully,

Operation Soecialist First Class Surface Warfare
United States Navy Retired. John Kevin O’Brien. (Posted on 4/13/2018)
fun Review by eric
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fun gun to shoot .but the trigger has alot to be desired. dont shoot this gun without using both triggers or youll have a very hard time readjusting. (Posted on 1/31/2017)
Correcting the edited version of my initial review Review by River City Reb
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In my initial review, I stated that I had won 5 of the last 7 Winter Rage "Buffalo Rifle" matches. That number is correct. The edited review states "4 of the last 6". The breakdown is:
2010 - 1st / 2011 - 1st / 2012 - 4th / 2013 - 3rd / 2014 - 1st / 2015 - 1st / 2016 - 1st.
All of these can be confirmed on the Winter Range website under "Results" by the year and "Long Range" then "Single Shot - Buffalo Rifle". By the way - good job verifying claims made by reviewers, and since I only put "Reb" in the nickname box, good job finding the real me "River City Reb". (LOL) (Posted on 4/9/2016)
Down Under Rifle in competition Review by River City Reb
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I bought this rifle in .45-70, 7 years ago to use in cowboy action long range buffalo rifle competition. Using this rifle with a Taylors long range tang sight, a Lyman 17A front sight, American Pioneer black powder substitute filled to the base of the bullet, and a laser cast 405 grain bullet, I've won first place 4 of the last 6 years at Winter Range (the national championship of cowboy action shooting). I am delighted with it. (Posted on 8/11/2015)

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Product Specs

Item Number 138CABLUY
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $1,799.00
Barrel Length 34 Inch Octagonal
Caliber .45-70
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