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Shiloh Sporting Carbines by Bill Goodman (Update)

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Drydock:
Bill Goodman is having a run made of one of the rarest patterns of Sharps rifles of all time.  The "Sporting Carbine".  This is a carbine with a 2 screw rifle forearm. It is thought around 30 of the originals were made.  He has a picture of an original (though a thick lockplate m1869 model) on page 1 of his website.

http://www.shiloh-ballard.com/shiloh_sharps_rifles_for_sale.htm

Dave T:
I would love to have a '74 Carbine in 50-70 with the traditional ladder barrel sight and a silver blade front, leaving off the silhouette shooter's fancy long range sight stuff.  Sorry but a globe front sight on a 22" round barrel is just silly.  YMMV!

Dave

Kent Shootwell:
Sellers book says Sharps built 456 model 1874 carbines. Some with barrel band and the rest without.

Drydock:
Marcot has an estimate of around 490 Carbines, 460 military and the remainder civilian.  The carbines with the 2 screw rifle forearms are very, very rare. 

I agree about the sights, The one I have coming is barrel sights only, but I bet Goodman sells these off in a few weeks. 

Niederlander:
One thing you'll notice with a carbine in .50-70 is the recoil with full power loads is definitely "noticeable".  You may even get a bruise............

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