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A Truly Beautiful Gun: The 1874 Shiloh Sharps 45-70 Rifle

When one thinks about the mid to late 19th century here in the United States, you cannot do so without mentioning the beautiful and immoral 1874 Shiloh Sharps rifle chambered in 45-70 caliber. This truly is a magnificent rifle, extremely well made and very accurate up to distances of 1000 yards (depending on the shooter). Being a nostalgia buff, I can’t think of a better rifle to bring down big game, I mean, what ever you have in your sights, be it Elk, Moose, or bear, this rifle will be sure to bring it down with a well placed single shot.

Now before you ask, no, this is not the “Quigley” rifle, that rifle was chambered in 45-110 caliber, but, if you want that one, you can order it. Below, I will place a link, so that if you want to purchase one of these rifles, you can do so. The prices range between $2,000.00 up to $3,200.00 and if that sounds a little “pricey”, remember what you’re buying, it’s not just a “gun”, it’s a piece of history from a bygone era, that will last long after you are gone.

Here’s a little bit of background on the company that makes these exceptional rifles:

Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing is a family owned business that has been established since 1976, and is the recognized leader in the quality production and craftsmanship of the incomparable Sharps Rifle. Each of our customers are special too us and we take great care in custom building a rifle to their desired specs and needs. When you purchase a Shiloh Sharps from us, you will carry with you a piece of history and the finest long range, competition and hunting rifle in the world. We are always a phone call away with tech support and any assistance that we may provide you and a lifetime warranty to the original owner.

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Shiloh Sharps is proud of what we produce and we will never sacrifice our quality. We are the only Company in the World whose parts interchange with the original Sharps rifles. Our motto here is quality not quantities. Our company will never outsource anything for cheaper prices. John Ruskin stated: “The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”. Made in America doesn’t get any better and more real than right here in Big Timber Montana. Your Shiloh Sharps is a 100% American made product

Here’s a link to the Shiloh Rifle Company

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