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1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
« on: June 10, 2019, 10:27:36 pm »
This project started over 5 years ago when I ordered my 1877 Sharps from Shiloh Rifles in Big Timber, Montana. What was expected to be a 15 month wait turned into 5 years. Finally this October, I got the rifle in time to use it for the hunting season.

I was able to shoot turkey, antelope and a deer with it. Mike Venturino and I worked on an article for "Rifle" magazine, combining my smokeless loads and hunting with his research on the 1877 and black powder loads. Once finished, the gun is magnificent and the article quite enlightening to the history and use of the rare 1877 Sharps...



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Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 07:50:50 am »
Is this story/article in the current issue or next months edition? Lately I am having a hard time locating this magazine in the local stores that once carried it and others I used to peruse through.

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Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 09:16:05 am »
That blows the doors off those goofy 1875 rifles!
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Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 10:17:35 am »
That blows the doors off those goofy 1875 rifles!

It is the latest issue, July...
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Re: 1877 Sharps Article Finished For "Rifle" Magazine
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 10:18:21 am »
That blows the doors off those goofy 1875 rifles!

I have to agree, i can't warm up to a 1875 either...
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