Author Topic: Historically correct vernier choice for Sharps Business rifle.  (Read 2700 times)

Offline Bob R.

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Historically correct vernier choice for Sharps Business rifle.
« on: September 07, 2010, 03:30:31 pm »
Hi All,

What would be the most correct sight combination for a business rifle, circa 1878-9, actually for the last few years of operations. The Sellers book really doesn't seem to cover this in detail.

When did the Soule vernier become available?

Offline Yellowhouse Sam

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Re: Historically correct vernier choice for Sharps Business rifle.
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2010, 04:25:24 pm »

Depends on what you want to do with it.  See page 212 and p 215 of Sellers and take a look in the old Sharps catalogs.  The sporting tang (first pic) would be a good hunter sight.  But I'd opt for the mid range vernier.


MVA #107 and 108 probably best bet for your rifle.  But if you have a BACO catalog there are options including, I believe the Sporting Tang.

The Soule appeared on the market in 1888....long after Sharps closed.
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Offline Bob R.

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Re: Historically correct vernier choice for Sharps Business rifle.
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2010, 06:14:48 pm »
Thanks very much for the info!

 

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