This attractive 1874 Sharps No. 1 sporting rifle by Pedersoli made in Italy is in excellent condition. The rifle has a 34" standard weight octagon-to-round barrel, chambered for the popular .40-65 Winchester cartridge. Chambered for in .40 2-1/10, this 12.75 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 has a cheek piece stocked in fancy figured walnut with a high gloss finish. The checked forend is shaped with a Schabbel tip. The receiver, hammer, lever, and triggerplate, are color case hardened. This rifle is fitted with a tang rear sight and a globe front sight. The stock finish is in excellent condition, with a few tiny handling marks found in the wood or metal. Top view shows the tapered comb of the Sharps buttstock, the color case hardened action, and the blued barrel.
The octagon flats of the barrel flare to round, before they enter the action. This classic feature, found on most Bridgeport made Sharps rifles, is called the tulip. The tang is tapped to accept tang sights with a 2.26" hole spacing. A long range sight is fitted to the tang. The globe front sight will accept apertures. Our bottom view shows the color case hardened lever.
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.
Back view shows the fancy walnut pistol grip stock with cheek rest shaped. In excellent condition, this rifle has few discernible wear or handling marks. Chambered in the popular caliber, 40-65 Winchester or .40 2-1/10". You can easily assemble your own cartridges. This rifle will require load development, and fine tuning, for serious target competition and competitors who 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.
Ready for same day shipment on receipt of your funds, and your Federal Firearms Licensed dealer's signed FFL copy. We must deliver to an Iowa resident, or to a licensed dealer in any other state. We can search for an FFL Transfer Dealer in your area.
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