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Old 06-19-2017, 8:29 PM
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Default Pedersoli 1874 Sharps Long Range

I have the opportunity to acquire one in trade 34" barrel in 45-120. I am trying to figure out an approximate value. I tried checking the auction sites and saw a lot of 45-70 and 45-90. From what I can find they retail new for about $2500.

Are they good shooters? Are they left hand friendly? Does the odd ball caliber detract from or add value? If I decided to sell what could I expect to get for it?

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Old 06-20-2017, 6:33 AM
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Value about $1200- $1800 to the right buyer with a need.

45-120 is a bit too powerful for target shooting/shoulder and more suited for hunting big game/bling talk around the campfire.

I have three 1874 pedersoli in more desirable 45-70, 40-65 and priced 1400 avg with no bites past year, they have long range sight and bedded stocks, tuned triggers/locks.
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Old 06-20-2017, 7:48 AM
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45-120 has roughly 2-1/2 times the recoil of a full house 300 Win Mag. I have one, a Farmingdale Shiloh Long Range Express, and never shoot it. It's a pain both reloading and shooting it!
If you get one of Franks (6mmintl) guns you will assuredly get your moneys worth.
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Old 06-20-2017, 6:21 PM
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Thanks for the response gentlemen I appreciate it. I think this deal is going nowhere.

I found one identical rifle for sale at Guns International with dies and ammo a couple of minor cosmetic flaws for $3K. The owner values his at $3500 NIB no dies or ammo.

He came to me offering the Pedersoli and a Turnbull Model 1886 in 475 Turnbull NIB straight across for a SBC stroker race engine that I built that I have just under $11K invested. He values the Turnbull at $7500 on the Turnbull website it retails for just over $5K. So unless he's willing to cough up some cash I will pass.
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Old 06-21-2017, 4:58 PM
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These are all .45-70 Shiloh Sharps. Two were bought for investment and then sold. I kept the plain 1/2 octogon one on the bottom. I liked the one most people would like the least. But I'm left handed and theoretically you would think the hammer would be a distraction being more in your face but it isn't really. If you get a gun with a cheek piece on the butt stuck it'll be useless to you as a lefty, of course.

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These are all .45-70 Shiloh Sharps. Two were bought for investment and then sold. I kept the plain 1/2 octogon one on the bottom. I liked the one most people would like the least. But I'm left handed and theoretically you would think the hammer would be a distraction being more in your face but it isn't really. If you get a gun with a cheek piece on the butt stuck it'll be useless to you as a lefty, of course.
I just picked up one identical to yours at the top from a local CalGunner. 45-70 Pedersoli 34" Target. $1000 plus some ammo. Who knows it may be the same gun?? Just depends on when you got rid of yours...
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I've had a Pedersoli 1874 Sharps Silhouette rifle for years in 45-70 I shoot mainly BP hand loads in it but some smokeless now and then. Fun rifle to shoot.
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