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    Bucklist rifle came in today.

    I picked up my 1878 140 th anniversary 30-30 sharp's today. It has decent wood but not as good as I was hoping for. I had no choice but except it because of the no return policy. Also I could only find two available. And both companies had a no return policy.All in all a mighty fine rifle with excellent fit and finish was great.
    thumbnail 1.jpgthumbnail 2.jpgthumbnail 3.jpg I like the front sight because it flips up for a globe sight and down for a blade sight. They also sent some insert to change the front globe sight. I haven't figured that out yet. If anyone knows how that works let me know.
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    Gabby1956 -
    Good looking rifle there!
    Item for caution - be sure the hammer is in the half-cock or safety position BEFORE opening the breech, otherwise you may shear the tip of the firing pin. I know this can be an issue with the 1874 "Old Reliable" Sharps (an acquaintance didn't believe it - he does now!), not sure if it applies to the 1878, but better safe than sorry. Just say'in.

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    Gabby1950,
    I certainly could be wrong, but I'm thinking that is a 1877 (small side hammer) opposed to the '78 Borchardt (no hammer, striker type)??
    I have an original '78 Borchardt, JP Lower model that a friend gave me (checkered pistol grip & trigger- likely in the last 100 that went out the door before Sharps closed down).
    What Skyhunter says is right regarding the firing pin on the '74s.
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    That's beautiful. Really pretty rifle.

    Wood wise - that clear straight grain walnut may look kinda boring but it's correct for the rifle and it's also the most durable choice. Wavy grain stuff is beautiful but it's also a lot less durable in what was originally a military application.
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    boy oh boy that looks like fun. I have been shooting my remlin 30-30 out to 300 yds lately, loads of fun
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    very nice! enjoy. you only live once.
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    That’s a Dandy lookin rifle!
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    my baby sharps in 44-40 has killed deer and groundhogs, and a light carry rifle and if ranges are kept at 100 yards or less it works. 21.5 grs-2400 and a 200 gr jacketed bullet top target at 50 yards. crony,s at 1600 fps with out any pressure signs.
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    Pathfinder65 you are correct. This is a 1877 reproduction but is called the 1887 model because of the Lyman sight. I know its confusing but its part of Lyman's commemoration of its tang sight.


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