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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2020, 06:50:05 PM »
I'll be receiving a  Shiloh Sharps this week, that I ordered a couple of years ago.  One thing I specified was that it be drilled for the MVA Winchester "B" scope mounts, because I'm not going to get younger.  So the rifle can age right along with me.   I'd say you've got the right idea.
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2020, 06:58:36 PM »
I'll be receiving a  Shiloh Sharps this week, that I ordered a couple of years ago.  One thing I specified was that it be drilled for the MVA Winchester "B" scope mounts, because I'm not going to get younger.  So the rifle can age right along with me.   I'd say you've got the right idea.

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #42 on: October 06, 2020, 08:47:25 PM »
Indeed! 

(That's an outfit!  Would love to see that on the line at a Muster.)
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #43 on: October 06, 2020, 08:57:28 PM »
At the battle of Fort Fisher last January. A grand adventure :-)

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2020, 09:00:44 AM »
I thought I'd give an update.  After much thought and research, I decided to have C. Sharps Arms rebarrel it with a new Green Mountain #4 profile, 32" long .44-77 barrel.  I shipped it off yesterday.

I will of course keep the original barrel, perhaps for another project.  Maybe use it on another action and have JES rebore it to .50-70.  It would make a dandy, heavy barreled .50-70 carbine  ;D
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2020, 04:50:10 PM »
Glad that's working out for you!  I've always thought one of those in .50-70 would be really cool, but at this point, it will probably never happen.
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2020, 05:34:11 PM »
One gun is good, but two is always better.

(I do need an outfit to go with my retirement Cutlass)
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #47 on: November 22, 2020, 08:56:06 AM »
 Love the Ft. Fisher pics! 
 Also interested in seeing the 44-77 once complete.  I have an original Ballard No.5 Pacific in 44-77,  great cartridge,  though my favorite is the 50-70...
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2020, 05:09:23 PM »
I do like .50-70s too. I have a m1866 and a m1868 trapdoor, plus  NY state roller. I'm really looking forward to getting this one back with the new barrel. I've got 80 rounds of .44-77 made with Jamison brass just waiting for it  ;D
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2021, 06:47:20 PM »
C. Sharps called today - the .44-77 rebarrel job is complete. It will be on its way back tomorrow  ;D ;D. Im stoked. Can't wait to see it!
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2021, 04:29:34 PM »
Its back!  C. Sharps rebarreled it with a heavy 32" Green Mountain .44-77 barrel. From everything I see, they did a first class job. I'm very pleased with it  ;D ;D ;D

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2021, 04:34:49 PM »
Very well done , that looks beautiful . Bet it shoot's good too .,,,DT

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2021, 07:02:04 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to keep us updated. Many of us don't get a chance to do this, so it's great to get the vicarious enjoyment!

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2021, 08:26:05 PM »
Thanks Griff. I've waited a long time for a rifle like this. Glad to share it with others. BTW, this shows the markings of the original barrel and the new one. They are similar, but not the same. Also I specified this caliber marking rather than the original 44S. This way there is no mistaking it for the original barrel.
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2021, 09:07:36 PM »
Sweet!  Let us know how it shoots!
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #55 on: January 28, 2021, 02:27:39 PM »
ndnchf,

I'm more envious now than when you first posted about this rifle. (smiley face goes here)

Congratulations on a great rifle/project. Please report on how it shoots, reloading details, and of course more pictures.

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #56 on: January 29, 2021, 05:13:33 PM »
I stopped at the range on the way home from work to try it out. I shot 10 rounds at 50 yards to get the sights on target, then moved to 100. It was 34 degrees and breezy - my fingers felt like ice. While nothing to rave about, I'm pleased with it for a first outing. Besides one shot I pulled right, it did very well. This was with the RCBS 44-370 bullets and 75.5gr of Swiss 1.5. Now I have some brass for the PP bullets  ;D

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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #57 on: January 29, 2021, 06:23:07 PM »
Very nice outcome.  It is a beautiful looking rifle and in that great caliber, too.

Enjoy.
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #58 on: January 30, 2021, 05:36:53 AM »
Thanks guys!  I'm looking forward to loading traditional paper patch bullets. Ive had very good luck with them in my .40-70bn Shiloh Sharps.
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Re: #1 Remington Sporting rifle - .44-77
« Reply #59 on: January 30, 2021, 08:40:54 AM »
 I'ld suggest you take a look at a bullet 1.1 inches long, .434 diameter, wrap it in a 3/4 inch wide patch cut from 8 lb paper. Set it on top of a fiber wad ,030 thick, powder charges starting at 75 grs. of what ever blackpowder dijour you have on hand. Let the target tell you what needs done next. Use a grease cookie under the bullet and a thin wad between the grease cookie and bullet base, if you just want to blow tube between shots.
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