Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
You can run, but you'll only die tired.
That big slug's gonna hit you hard.
With the vernier tang sight it reminds me of the Quigley Sharps from "Quigley Down Under". One of my favorite Westerns. I was very excited when Cabela's offered a repro from Pedersoli quite a few years ago. To my great disappointment they screwed it up. They mounted a receiver sight instead of the tang mounted sight and left off the hood from the front sight.Would have been great fun lighting off a few .45-120 (.45-110 in the film) rounds. For more than a grand they should have gotten it right. If I had a few bucks to spare I'd get a real repro from Shiloh Rifles, but after spending $3500 on a new furnace two months ago to the day (44th wedding anniversary) it may be a while before I can afford the Quigley. Hey, maybe the lovely missus can get me one for my birthday tomorrow. Right. Sigh..................
Some things are worth it. A finely made Shiloh in a historic chambering would absolutely be worth it. Life is shorter than it should be. Do it.
You're probably right. I've been saving up for a new trap gun, but the old one works fine. I think that I may really "need" a Shiloh Sharps instead.............
Those Vernier tang sights are not cheap. Mine are Lee Shavers and I'm pretty sure that by the time they got up here to Canada, and fitted by the smith - they came in at around $500.00.I was going to buy a Sharps too, but bought the roller because of availability. Now I'll probably pass on the Sharps - these things grow on ya...
I shoot an old Argentine Army surplus rolling block in .43 Spanish, and I've got a No. 4 in .22 long rifle that's like a mini version. Remington quit making the .22 in 1933, so it is no younger than that. Solid, one shot at a time guns.
Sweet. I have an Argentine in .43 Spanish as well. If you don't mind my asking, do you reload for it? I have dies, and picked up some brass when I worked at Huntington's, but have not yet gotten around to making ammo for it. Need to order some cast bullets.
I have the dies as well, but to date I haven't used them. It came with some ammo and then I found some on the internet, and I've still got a few left. I belches a wonderful cloud of smoke when I shoot it, black powder and all.
Here is an interesting discussion of these rifles--(Link lands in the middle, so scroll up)http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?106324-1879-Argentine-Rolling-Block&p=980224#post980224The bore in mine looks brand new, so I suspect the barrel was replaced before the rifle was surplused out of service.
Love the looks of the high-walls and low-walls.
1885 best single-shot ever. I have a .32-20 Low Wall made in 1905.=TW=