Shiloh Single Shot 45-70

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  1. kirkbridgershooters

    kirkbridgershooters Well-Known Member

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    I just picked this up today, a Shiloh Model 1877 in 45-70. I have been waiting 5 years. This is a custom gun from top to bottom, the only thing Shiloh doesn't make are the sights...

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    I don't suppose you'd trade for a Moss . . . oh, never mind.
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    I've got a shiloh 1874 #1 Deluxe Sporter. They do put out a fine product. Mine doesn't have near the sticks on it that yours does. I picked mine up an estate auction for @ 1/4 the current pricing from Shiloh at the time. I also didn't have to wait for 2.5 years. This was in 1991.
     
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    I didn't wait 2 1/2 years, I waited 5...
     
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    gowyo Sako Junkie

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    Still worth the wait! Mine also is a 45-70 and I've got Montana Valley arms sights on mine-Globe 108 upfront and mid-range Vernier on the back.

    It has one wild Wyoming bull buffalo to its credit. My brother-in-law used it in '96. One shot @ 110 yds. Heart shot, it walked about 20 yards in a Hemi-circle pumping blood out like a garden hose. It fell straight down into the snow. We had to wait for about 20 minutes for his buddy to wander off, he wasn't too happy with us shooting his pal. Then the work started.
     
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    Very nice rifle Kirk.

    Your a man of patience to wait five years.

    What the actual killing distance with that rifle?
     
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    Killing distance and what I will do with it is vastly different. I am heading to the range later today to adjust the sights for 100, 200 and 300 yards...
     
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    I have been fortunate enough to shoot a couple buffalo with a Sharps. Although I doubt it will happen with this one, I did use an original buffalo Sharps from 1877 to shoot one and another buffalo was with this Shiloh in 45-70..

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    That is one beautiful piece of feathercrotch on that stock. One of the best I've ever seen. Nice rifle all around.

    A long time ago I visited Big Timber, Montana and got carried away and put a deposit on a Shiloh Sharps. Some years later, as my name neared the top of the list, I looked at my finances and realized I couldn't afford the Sharps I wanted, so I sold my place in line at a small profit. I still have a Navy Arms/Pedersoli Sharps with an octagon barrel and a very fancy set of sights. Bubble level in front and a tang sight with multiple apertures in back. It's an enjoyable shooter and quite accurate, but of course nowhere near as nice as the gun in the photos. As I recall, I got the thing in a swap for a Sako .243 that I didn't like.
     

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