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PJ Hardtack
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« on: January 24, 2018, 07:05:41 pm »


There is a 45-70 Sharps carbine posted on the 'for sale' page at $650.

It would make a good entry level Sharps for a Cowboy budget.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 09:25:46 pm »

The IAB Sharps had a decent reputation.  Though some were known to have poorly reamed chambers. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2018, 09:45:19 pm »

The IAB Sharps had a decent reputation.

I have an IAB Marcheno sharps --came to me cheap  - got the purtiest case colours I have seen on a sharps (any brand) been worked over by a very cluey gunsmith - good shooter - no problems since I had it .
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2018, 10:17:22 pm »

The problem with IAB is that they went out of business many years ago and if you need a part for one you can't get it.  Sometimes you can  modify a part from another manufacturer but it winds costing 2 to 3 times the worth.
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 12:19:07 pm »

Sounds like what you'd have to go through to get an original shooting.

VTI might be a source for parts.
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 12:37:05 pm »

I have several Civil War reenactor friends that have IAB Sharps and even VTI can't get parts for them.  Sometimes with a little modification we can get Armi-sport parts to work.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 05:31:05 pm »

I have several Civil War reenactor friends that have IAB Sharps and even VTI can't get parts for them.  Sometimes with a little modification we can get Armi-sport parts to work.

What parts do ya need?  mine never broke .......
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 06:08:34 pm »

What parts do ya need?  mine never broke .......
It seams that main/sear spring have a tendency to break and sometime when cleaning parts get lost.  Otherwise they make a good gun.
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