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M1A Rifleman
09-30-2009, 5:58 PM
Can someone recommend a remake of the 45-70 sharps rifle. Are the Italian jobs advertised in Cabela's a thumbs up or down for quality. What is a recommended company to purchase?

TMC
09-30-2009, 6:17 PM
I have a Pedersoli Quigely model I bought through Cabellas. Its nicely made, with good fit and finish, nice solid positive action and an incredibly light double set trigger. It lets off at less than 1 pound

justin_5585
09-30-2009, 6:46 PM
Shiloh sharps are my favorite, but they have a long lead time and a steep price tag.

I have handled a Uberti, and I actually liked it very much given the price points, might be worth looking into. What is your budget, so we can curtail our suggestions to it?

bridgeport
09-30-2009, 6:49 PM
If you ever handle a Shiloh, you will not want anything else.

B Strong
09-30-2009, 6:51 PM
I have one of the Pedersoli Quigley's - great rifle, very high quality for the price I paid ($900.00ish before the dollar went down the tubes) but the sights that came with it were junk.

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5858/quigely.jpg

I added a set of Kelly Soule sights from Buffalo Arms:

http://www.buffaloarms.com/browse.cfm/2,225.html

The combo of front and rear sights w/ inserts was almost as expensive as the rifle itself, but well worth it for the end result.

If you're not hung up on the Sharps, a Browning 1885 BPCR rifle is a great alternative, and although the factory sights aren't up to the Kelly, they're better than the Italian tackle - I do plan on getting Kelly's for the Browning. The rifle is made in Japan but uses a Badger USA made barrel:

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/828/browning1885.jpg

randy
10-01-2009, 2:04 AM
Shiloh sharps are my favorite, but they have a long lead time and a steep price tag.

I have handled a Uberti, and I actually liked it very much given the price points, might be worth looking into. What is your budget, so we can curtail our suggestions to it?


+1 to the Shiloh guns I've handled them and shot them worth every penny. Call them they might have some that are ready to go. Sometimes people order them then don't pick them up.

It's art that shoots.

Army GI
10-01-2009, 7:50 AM
+1 to the Shiloh guns I've handled them and shot them worth every penny. Call them they might have some that are ready to go. Sometimes people order them then don't pick them up.

It's art that shoots.

+2 to Shiloh. Plus they're American made, what's not to like?

M1A Rifleman
10-01-2009, 8:30 AM
Thanks all. I'll look into the Shiloh and do some more thinking.