1874 Sharps Sporting Rifle .45-70 32” Octagonal, Pewter, Hartford-Style Forend Tip

Features: Case hardened frame, Hartford-style forend, pewter forend tip, walnut stock, double-set Trigger.
Item Number 138A

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.

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

Great shooting rifle Review by rewiltshire
I bought one of these second hand from a friends in my gun club, but in 40-65 Winchester. He has d put a Montana Soule sight on it. What a great shooting rifle. So far I have only shout it out to 200 yards, but I am told by one of mt friends (he shoots the Quigley Buffalo Match in Montana),.said a lot of people are going to the 40-65 ut to 800 yards. I'll hit Wyoming this summer where a friend has a target set up that I can go out to 1000 yards. We will see if I can hit anything. I know the rifle is capable of it, but am I? (Posted on 6/25/2018)
Awesome Quality of Rifle! Review by Tom
Put Vernier Tang Sight on this Sharps! Shoots very tight groups over and over! (Posted on 10/21/2017)

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Product Specs

Item Number 138A
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price $1,591.00
Barrel Length 32 Inch Octagonal
Caliber .45-70
Capacity 1
Weight 10.6 lbs
Finish Blue Finish with Case Hardened Frame and Double Set Trigger
Grip/Stock Walnut
Manufacturer Chiappa
Sights Rear Ladder With Front Blade
Overall Length 49 Inches
Action Version No