1874 Sharps No. 1 Sporting Rifle,
caliber .45-70 Gov't, 32" octagon barrel,
pistol grip, nickel silver forend cap,
MVA Soule tang sight, spirit level globe front sight,
used, by Davide Pedersoli
Part Number: AAR-039
Availability: In Stock
Price: $1,949.00
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This attractive Sharps rifle, by Davide Pedersoli, is used in excellent condition. Stocked in straight grain walnut the rifle has a 32" tapered standard weight octagon barrel, chambered for the popular .45-70 Government cartridge. The 1874 Sharps Rifle is a favorite rifle for long range black powder cartridge shooters. Sharps Rifles by Davide Pedersoli are starting to gain world wide recognition, and have placed in NRA Black Powder Silhouette Matches, at Raton, New Mexico. A bit heavy for a hunting rifle, this 11 pound rifle is an excellent choice for shooting iron silhouettes, buffalo matches, and steel gongs at 400 and 600 yards. The weight is a great advantage when shooting from a rest, and it greatly reduces recoil.

This Sharps Rifle is stocked in straight grain walnut, selected for strength and recoil endurance. Both the pistol grip of the rifle, and the forearm are checkered for a secure grip, a nice feature. The stock finish is in excellent condition, with very few tiny handling marks found in the wood or metal. The forend is fitted with a nickel silver forearm cap, often called a Hartford forend cap, from the early days when the Sharps Rifle Company was located at Hartford, Connecticut. Architectural details include the semi-circular flat on the walnut forend, in front of the action. Our bottom view shows the color case hardened lever. Notice the tiny lug at the front of the lever, which stops the lever while the extractor is seated. Press the lever slightly forward, while open. This over-travel causes the extractor to snap rearward, ejecting the fired cartridge. Nearly all required factory markings are on the bottom flat of the barrel, ahead of the forend, another nice touch. The tiny government proof mark is along the front edge of the action, and the serial number is correctly centered on the tang.

The receiver, hammer, lever, and triggerplate, are color case hardened. This rifle is fitted with a Montana Vintage Arms Soule tang sight with 3-1/2" of elevation and spirit level globe front sight. The original barrel mounted rear sight is also fitted. The 5" Soule tang sight is adjustable for windage on the base. The staff is fitted with a standard aperture eye disk.

The 1874 Sharps lock action is smooth and crisp, with a reliable half-cock safety notch positioned just above the firing pin. A fly detent in the tumbler insures perfect action and fast lock time, when using the set trigger. Correctly color case hardened, in subtle shades of blues, purples, grays, with faint yellow undertones, this big lock is quite attractive.

The double set trigger has double levers allowing you to cock the lock, or set the trigger, in any sequence. When fired from the front trigger alone, trigger release is a normal 2 to 3 pounds. When fired with the rear trigger set, the front trigger release may be adjusted to nearly zero, using the set screw between the triggers.

We strongly recommend using these set triggers for dry fire practice, which is perfectly harmless, provided that the hammer is fully down, not at the half-cock safety notch. Dry firing, at a small black dot on a white piece of paper, each evening, is the best way to develop skills, practice follow-through, and to eliminate the tendency to flinch during recoil.

Chambered in the popular caliber, 45-70 Government, we strongly prefer black powder handloads, and especially the 500 grain original U. S. Army - Frankfort Arsenal bullet, now known as the Lyman 457-125 bullet. You can easily assemble your own cartridges using our inexpensive reloading tools and molds. The bore is .450" with .457" grooves, and a fast 1:18 twist. We recommend 500 grain cast lead alloy bullets, sized .458", with SPG lubricant, over our thin card wad.

This rifle will require load development, and fine tuning, for serious target competition. We enjoy casting bullets, hand loading black powder cartridges, and enjoyable afternoons at our local 100, 200, 400, and 600 yard range. If you enjoy shooting, recording results, and creating loads, order this rifle, today. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.

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SPG Black Powder Cartridge Reloading Primer,
revised 9th edition, 20 plus new pages
by Mike Venturino & Steve Garbe
SPG Black Powder Cartridge Reloading Primer, revised 9th edition, 20 plus new pages by Mike Venturino & Steve Garbe
Part Number: BOOK-SPG
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Price: $24.99
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Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Track's best Black Powder BORE CLEAN Solvent, with flip-top spout
Part Number: BORE-CLEAN
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Price: $3.99
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Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Bore mop, 100% Cotton, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread, washable
Part Number: BORE-MOP-45-10
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.19
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Bore brush, bronze, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread
Bore brush, bronze, for .45 caliber, 10-32 thread
Part Number: BRUSH-45-10
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Price: $2.99
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bullets .459'' diameter, 480 grain, .449" nose diameter for .45-70 Springfield, Lyman 457-125-AV, SPG lube, BHN 11, pack of 50
bullets .459'' diameter, 480 grain, .449" nose diameter for .45-70 Springfield, Lyman 457-125-AV, SPG lube, BHN 11, pack of 50
Part Number: BULLET-459-500-LYMAN
Availability: Out of Stock, request notification when available
Price: $18.99
  
Cartridge Case,
.45-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
2.1", by Starline,
each piece, no minimum order
Cartridge Case, .45-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, 2.1", by Starline, each piece, no minimum order
Part Number: CASE-45-70
Availability: In Stock
Price: $0.56
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Cartridge Case,
.45-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
2.1", by Starline,
50 pieces
Cartridge Case, .45-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, 2.1", by Starline, 50 pieces
Part Number: CASE-45-70-PACK-050
Availability: In Stock
Price: $25.50
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Cartridge Case,
.45-70 Government,
unprimed brass,
correct head stamp,
2.1", by Starline,
100 pieces
Cartridge Case, .45-70 Government, unprimed brass, correct head stamp, 2.1", by Starline, 100 pieces
Part Number: CASE-45-70-PACK-100
Availability: In Stock
Price: $49.00
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Track's Catalog 18,
432 pages, full color,
filled with Exact Full Size Photos
of most gun parts.
Track's Catalog 18, 432 pages, full color, filled with Exact Full Size Photos of most gun parts.
Part Number: CATALOG-18
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Price: $10.00
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Neck Expander Plug,
.458" diameter,
to fit our
Lee 7/8-14 die
Neck Expander Plug, .458" diameter, to fit our Lee 7/8-14 die
Part Number: DIE-458-EXP
Availability: In Stock
Price: $2.99
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Neck Expander Plug,
.459" diameter,
to fit our
Lee 7/8-14 die
Neck Expander Plug, .459" diameter, to fit our Lee 7/8-14 die
Part Number: DIE-459-EXP
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Price: $2.99
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Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 2Fg medium granulation for rifles, shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 2Fg medium granulation for rifles, shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Part Number: GOEX-FFG
Availability: In Stock
Price: $22.52
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Not available for export outside the U.S.A. Black Powder must be shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans. Order any mix of granulations, any mix of brands. Shipped in full cases of 25 one pound cans. Minimum order is 25 pounds. Maximum order is 50 pounds.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 1Fg coarse granulation for large bore shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Black powder, GOEX, 1 pound, made in the USA, 1Fg coarse granulation for large bore shotguns, muskets, cartridges. Shipped in full cases, 25 one pound cans, any mix of granulations, any mix of brands.
Part Number: GOEX-FG
Availability: In Stock
Price: $22.52
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Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .45 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Jag, jagged cleaning tip, brass, .45 caliber, 3/8 rod, 8-32 thread
Part Number: JS-45-6-8
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.59
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LEE Loading Dies,
caliber .45-70 Gov't,
including shell holder
LEE Loading Dies, caliber .45-70 Gov't, including shell holder
Part Number: LEE-DIE-45-70
Availability: In Stock
Price: $36.99
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LEE Neck Expander Die,
7/8-14 thread,
for our neck expander plugs
or powder compression plugs,
each sold separately
LEE Neck Expander Die, 7/8-14 thread, for our neck expander plugs or powder compression plugs, each sold separately
Part Number: LEE-DIE-45-EX
Availability: In Stock
Price: $13.99
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Shell holder, #8, by LEE, for 38-56, 40-65,& 45-70 to .45-120
Shell holder, #8, by LEE, for 38-56, 40-65,& 45-70 to .45-120
Part Number: LEE-SHELL-08
Availability: In Stock
Price: $3.99
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SPG Bullet Lubricant,
one 1-1/4 ounce stick, for Black or Smokeless Powder
SPG Bullet Lubricant, one 1-1/4 ounce stick, for Black or Smokeless Powder
Part Number: LUBE-SPG
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4.29
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Lyman 310 Die Set,
.45-70 Government,
use large 310 handles
Lyman 310 Die Set, .45-70 Government, use large 310 handles
Part Number: LYMAN-310-4570
Availability: In Stock
Price: $73.99
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Lyman 310 Tool,
large handles for rifle calibers
Lyman 310 Tool, large handles for rifle calibers
Part Number: LYMAN-310-L
Availability: In Stock
Price: $68.99
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Bullet Mold,
.457" diameter, 500 grain bullet mold,
single cavity steel mold blocks,
by Lyman
Bullet Mold, .457" diameter, 500 grain bullet mold, single cavity steel mold blocks, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-457-125
Availability: In Stock
Price: $75.99
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Bullet Mold,
.457" diameter, 535 grain bullet mold,
single cavity steel mold blocks,
by Lyman
Bullet Mold, .457" diameter, 535 grain bullet mold, single cavity steel mold blocks, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-457-132
Availability: In Stock
Price: $75.99
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Case Lube,
2 oz. bottle, by Lyman
Case Lube, 2 oz. bottle, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-CASE-LUBE
Availability: In Stock
Price: $5.99
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Case Lube Pad,
by Lyman
Case Lube Pad, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-CASE-PAD
Availability: In Stock
Price: $8.79
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Lyman Three Die Set,
for .45-70 Government
Lyman Three Die Set, for .45-70 Government
Part Number: LYMAN-DIE-45-70
Availability: In Stock
Price: $52.59
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Handles for large mold blocks,
by Lyman,
fits all current single and double cavity molds
Handles for large mold blocks, by Lyman, fits all current single and double cavity molds
Part Number: LYMAN-H-L
Availability: In Stock
Price: $40.99
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.458" Sizing & Lube die,
by Lyman
.458" Sizing & Lube die, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-HI-458
Availability: In Stock
Price: $29.99
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.459" Sizing & Lube die,
by Lyman
.459" Sizing & Lube die, by Lyman
Part Number: LYMAN-HI-459
Availability: In Stock
Price: $29.99
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Shell holder #17,
by Lyman,
fits .40-65 & .45-70 to .45-120
Shell holder #17, by Lyman, fits .40-65 & .45-70 to .45-120
Part Number: LYMAN-SHELL-17
Availability: In Stock
Price: $8.19
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