1877 New Model Sharps
No. 1 Creedmoor Long Range Rifle
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.45-90 Sharps, 34" Rigby flat barrel,
checkered walnut, fitted with 9A long range tang sight,
used, by Axtell Rifle Co.
Part Number: AAS-418
Availability: In Stock
Price: $4,999.00
Special Restrictions Apply
Not available for export outside the U.S.A.
Must be delivered to a Minnesota resident, or a Federal Firearms Licensed dealer in any other state.
A signed copy of your dealer's FFL license is required before shipment.
This Sharps New Model 1877 No. 1 Creedmoor Long Range Rifle is best quality. It was manufactured by the now retired Axtell Rifle Company, Sheridan, Montana. It is a very close copy of the original Creedmoor rifle and was sometimes called the English Model Sharps. This Model 1877 rifle weighs 10.4 pounds and has a 14" trigger reach.

The 34" barrel is tapered round, with fancy Rigby flats polished and rust blued. Chambered in caliber .45-90 Sharps and rifled with a twist of 1 turn in 20 inches, the bore is mirror bright. The front sight is the Axtell - Riflesmith's No. 16 copy of the original Sharps wind gauge front sight, with spirit level and single aperture insert fitted in the sight. The tang is fitted with the base for the Axtell - Riflesmith No. 9 copy of the long range Sharps Vernier tang sight, the No. 9 staff is missing on this rifle. The buttstock has the Axtell - Riflesmith No. 9A copy of the long range Sharps Vernier tang sight mounted to the heel of the buttstock. The graduated Vernier scale has nearly three (3) inches elevation, to allow shooting at 1,000 yards and more. Each elevation mark is .050", divided into five increments of .010" using the Vernier feature. Thus, each Vernier mark is about one (1) minute of angle (1" at 100 yards), a very convenient feature for the serious match shooter. NOTE: Although the 9A staff will fit into the No. 9 base. The notch on the staff of the 9A sight will not lock into the base for the 9 sight at the correct angle, due to the notch position on the bottom of the staff.

Stocked in a very nicely figured piece of walnut with a checkered pistol grip, forearm, and finished to a satin sheen. Metal to wood fit is excellent and this rifle has been well maintained with only a few small handling marks. The buttplate is a hard rubber with the Axtell crest marking. Our top view shows the tapered comb of the 1877 Sharps buttstock with the tang sight mounted at the heel. The bone and charcoal color case hardened action, and rust blued barrel. Notice that the Rigby flat on the round barrel, where it joins the action, an English style detail. The rounded toe of this 1877 buttstock tapers to the pistol grip. The pistol grip is inlaid with an ebony wedge inlay. Architectural details include the semi-circular flat on the walnut forend, in front of the action. The rounded forend cap is ebony, another common English feature.

Beautifully color case hardened, using the bone and charcoal process, in subtle shades of blues, purples, gray, with faint yellow undertones, this slender back action lock is very attractive and retains all of its spectacular color. The 1877 Sharps lock is smooth and crisp, with a reliable half-cock safety notch positioned just above the firing pin. Made for Creedmoor Match competition, no set trigger is allowed. The single trigger is well tuned to allow a smooth release. The trigger face is checkered, for a positive touch.

This rifle qualifies for FFL transfer and can be picked up by a Minnesota resident, or it must be shipped to a FFL dealer in another state. This used 1877 Sharps rifle has only the long range staff for shooting from supine position. 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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Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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