SHILOH SHARPS RIFLES FOR SALE
William T. Goodman, P.O. Box 2002, Bozeman, Montana 59771
TEL. (406) 587-3131 FAX (406) 219-3415 www.shiloh-ballard.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following list of Shiloh Sharps includes only rifles that are in stock for immediate delivery or have actually gone "active." This means they are either in production or are scheduled to be in production in the immediate future. The due dates are based on a production time of approximately 2-3 months from the time the paid orders go "active" (activation means the rifles are on the floor being built at the Shiloh factory). This is approximate, but usually is within a few weeks (before or after) the estimated due date. With the exception of additional sights, specs on these rifles cannot be changed. The prices shown are DELIVERED PRICES. They are based on the current 2016 catalogue price plus Federal Excise Tax (charged by Shiloh on all orders), shipping crates/packing ($69 charged by Shiloh) and $70 - $85 UPS (standard ground delivery fully insured). Note: If Shiloh raises prices, my price has to go up the same amount. There are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Remember, Shiloh is currently in a long backorder situation on these orders. I can also place a custom order for you- any model, caliber, options, etc., and have it in usually about FOUR TO SIX months. Also note, I ship ground UPS fully insured. Generally, a $1,000 deposit is required on all custom orders or to reserve one of my rifles already on order. Balance due when the rifle is ready for shipment.
NOTE: MOST RIFLES CAN BE ORDERED AND CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR EXACT SPECIFICATIONS WITH AN APPROX. DELIVERY DATE OF NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019
A NOTE OF EXPLANATION CONCERNING MY $200 FEE I am often asked how I set my fees. Basically, here is the answer. If you were to place your own order with Shiloh, you'd put down a $250 deposit on each rifle. About 18 or more months later you would be notified that full payment is required to begin making your rifle (there would also be an excellent possibility of price increases during this time which you would pay). From there you'd wait another three months or more for your rifle to be completed. This is where I come to the rescue! I've already put down tens of thousands of dollars in deposits at Shiloh for a multitude of future rifles. I am constantly paying for rifles to be built- nicely appointed custom rifles of which most shooters would be delighted to take delivery. I have fronted this time and money for the customer. So, for my $200 fee, you'll save nearly 2 years of back order, not encounter any future price increases, not pay the full amount of your rifle until it is completed, and be shooting your rifle while other Shiloh customers are playing the waiting game!
THE FOLLOWING NEW, IN THE BOX, SHILOH RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW: FOR PHOTOS YOU CAN GO TO THE GUNS INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE AND VIEW THESE RIFLES IN THE "SHARPS RIFLES-REPLICA" CATEGORY.
1) FINALLY, MY SECOND 1877 ORDERED "FOR STOCK" HAS ARRIVED!!! This rifle was ordered in December of 2013! It is a #2 Model in .45-70 with 30" heavy octagon barrel, straight stock and checkered steel shotgun butt plate, full buckhorn rear sight, standard single trigger, and hand select standard walnut stock-it has nicer figure than the usual standard grade walnut. I had this one built like one of the 31 .45-70 octagon "Lower Sporter" Model 1877s that were all shipped to J.P. Lower of Denver, Colorado in 1880- like the one pictured in the Sharps Photo section (on the home page click the Sharps photos listing on the left side)............. $2976.33 (#7106)
2) No. 1 Sporter, .45-70, 32" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, hand select wood for excellent grain and color, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, checkered steel shotgun butt plate..............$3382.85 (#10728)
3) 1874 No.3 Sporter, .45-70, 28” standard octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut, hand select wood for very dark and dense grain structure, Pewter forend tip, checkered steel shotgun butt and brass escutcheons. This is a stunning rifle with unusual walnut that changes color as the light hits it from different directions- goes from medium/light to very dark in both stock and matching forearm. Would make a superb, fancy hunting rifle….. $3415.17 (#10741-A)
THE FOLLOWING PRE-OWNED RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW.
1) CUSTOMIZED, FACTORY ENGRAVED REMINGTON HEPBURN SINGLE SHOT RIFLE CONVERTED TO MEDIUM HEAVY VARMINT RIFLE IN .219 IMPROVED ZIPPER CALIBER, probably done in the 1930s-1950s when these rifles didn’t seem to hold a lot of value to collectors (lots of converted single shot rifles during this time!). This one is unusual in that the receiver appears to be factory engraved with scrolls and game scenes (rabbit on one side and a fox on the other) with reblued at time of conversion over the engraving, meaning the engraving was on the gun before refinishing/customizing! It was also converted to under-lever breech block opening (like on a Highwall or Sharps), it is fitted with a 24: medium heavy varmint barrel, nicely grained pistol grip stock with cheek piece and accent line, flat bottom varmint forend, sling swivels and topped with a (more modern) 6-24X BSA Platinum scope (here’s the factory info on the scope: “Extremely tight optical and mechanical tolerances give these scopes consistency a nd superb accuracy. Features multi-coated lenses, finger adjustable windage and elevation target turrets, generous eye relief and an adjustable objective that adjusts from 25 yards out to infinity. Completely waterproof, fogproof and shockproof. Comes with a limited lifetime factory warranty.”). Unmarked barrel, I was told by the previous owner that the caliber is .219 Imp. Zipper and that appears correct- it was also the most popular varmint caliber for rifles like this. Tight action, target crowned muzzle, light trigger and all in exc. condition overall. Would cost a fortune to have made today…if you could even find the action (not to mention engraving!) NOTE: three photos- the engraving didn't show up in the first two from light reflection, but you see it in the last photo- same on both sides. $2450. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
2) SHILOH 1874 .45-70 THREE BAND MILITARY RIFLE WITH GREAT OPTIONS, MADE IN BIG TIMBER, MONTANA. As I have been a Shiloh dealer since the 1990s, I originally sold this special order rifle in 2007. It is still new and unfired! The Military Rifle is no longer cataloged and they rarely show up for sale on the used market. This example was special custom ordered with double set triggers (standard was single), hand selected walnut for dark color and nice grain, AA finish on the wood, polished barrel, polished and fire blued screws with brass escutcheons, patchbox, bone and charcoal pack hardened case colors and fitted with sling (marked “S. Isaac Campbell & Company, England”). A very special Shiloh in unfired condition that is no longer available, complete with inspection tag! $3750. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
3) HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON MODEL 1871 "BUFFALO CLASSIC" .45-70 TOP BREAK SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. This is a discontinued model that is still quite popular. This example has a 32” round barrel fitted with a Williams fully adjustable rear sight matched with a red fiber optic blade front sight for enhanced visibility especially in the hunting field. The checkered forearm and butt stock show some handling marks, but are basically solid and well fitting. There is some nice grain pattern to the stock which is fitted with a case colored butt plate. Stock screws are an attractive brass and the receiver is finished in a dark blue/gray case color pattern. Tight action and excellent bore with target crown. These don't turn up for sale too often. Lots of fun shooting without paying a fortune! $575. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
4) HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON OFFICERS MODEL TRAPDOOR .45-70 CALIBER SINGLE SHOT RIFLE. These were made the U.S. and whenever I get one of these I always say they are still a great bargain on the reproduction market today…when they can be found. Beautifully reproduced from the original Springfield Officers Model, the H&R has the correct fancy pewter tip, wiping rod, engraved lock, hammer, breech block, trigger guard, barrel band and butt plate. The forend and wrist are sharply checkered, all metal parts except the barrel and barrel band are nicely case colored and the rifle is fitted with a sporting tang sight with blade/bead front sight. In an early 1970s annual issue of Gun Digest, Ken Waters did an article on shooting the various .45-70 rifles that were available at the time and found the H&R Officers Model to be the most accurate! This one is in near new condition. These don't show up often any more. $1195. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
5) BALLARD RIFLE & CARTRIDGE, CODY, WYOMING MADE No. 4 FANCY SPORTING RIFLE IN .45-90, #C 8XX, MADE APPROX. 2002. I was one of the first and only dealers for the Ballard Rifles (and later Highwall Rifles) made in Cody, Wyoming. I still shoot two Ballards and one Highwall from that time. These are of the very highest of quality rifles. They advertised them at the time as not being “reproductions” of Ballards, but rather a “continuation” of the superb Ballards made by Marlin until 1891. This example is in like new condition and shows no use at all. It is a straight stocked rifle with shotgun butt. The wood is a fancy grade of fiddleback walnut beautifully fit and finished. The butt plate is checkered steel and case colored to match the deep and rich case color on the receiver and lever. The lever is of the ring type and, in my opinion, better looking than the “S” type lever that was also available (I have a similar No.4 in .45-90 that I ordered with the ring lever like this one.). This rifle sports a 32” heavy octagon barrel with a buckhorn rear sight and fully adjustable for windage globe front sight that will take apertures. It is also fitted with adjustable double set triggers and an Axtell vernier tang sight also adjustable for windage and elevation. The weight of this rifle is right at 12 lbs and would be right at home on the black powder silhouette range, 1000 yard long range or in the hunting fields! These almost never seem to come up for sale any more. This one is in a particularly desirable caliber and configuration! $3850. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
6) BEAUTIFUL AND UNUSUAL CUSTOM C. SHARPS ARMS, BIG TIMBER, MONTANA MADE 1874 .45-70, 28” HALF OCTAGON SPORTER. I believe this is a special made rifle as the left side of the receiver has the company name and address stamped in a half circle motif with the serial number in the middle, “74-1500.” I assume this is the 1500th Model 1874 they made. The wood is a non-standard nicely grained English Walnut. The straight grip butt stock has a cheek piece with accent line and checkered steel shotgun butt plate. The forend has the traditional pewter and both forend and wrist are beautifully sharply checkered. This rifle sports double set triggers and has a case colored breech block- first C. Sharps I’ve seen with this as all others have been left bright or “in the white.” It also has a “CSA” marked mid-range vernier tang sight adjustable for both windage and elevation plus a Hadley eye disc with different aperture peep diameters. The barrel is mounted with a full buckhorn Lawrence ladder rear sight mated with a blade front sight. Overall this one looks new and unfired. It weighs approx. 10 ˝ lbs and would make a stunning hunting rifle! $2950. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
7) SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT .45-70 HEAVY HALF OCT. SPORTER, #559. This one is a bit of a mystery as the 30” barrel has all the correct Sharps Bridgeport markings along with the “OLD RELIABLE” marking, yet there is no serial number under the barrel. The shotgun butt stock is typical Sharps while the forend is either a worked over original or a very old replacement as it has a contrasting wood schnable forend tip. The barrel and receiver are a very aged brown. The rear sight is a military (Springfield Trapdoor?) ladder style that has been altered to have a heavy/thick full buckhorn when down or a peep slide when the ladder is raised. Globe front sight with 3/4 "T" cross hair aperture. The upper tang is drilled for a tang sight and probably had one at one time as the filler screws are gone. Action is tight, Sharps markings on the receiver and barrel are clear, bore is perfect. I was told that this rifle was put together by a gunsmith named Phil “Blue Jacket” Sanders who passed away ten or fifteen years ago. Butt stock is solid and shows only light handling, forend is also solid and quite attractive with only some light chipping around the bottom rear screw attachment. This one has a lot of character and utility as is, but really has a lot of potential if someone wanted to put the time and money into refinishing etc. Weighs 11 lbs. $2450. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
THE FOLLOWING RIFLES ARE ON ORDER AND ARE BEING BUILT NOW. PRICES SHOWN INCLUDE SHIPPING & INSURANCE. THIS IS YOUR TOTAL AMOUNT.
Approx. due date 12/15/18
1) Hartford Sporter, .45-110, 34" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), steel military butt with patch box, this one is like the Quigley Model, but without the initials on the receiver or the special sights (of course, the tang is drilled and tapped so you can add whatever sights you might want).........$2968.50 (#10704) SOLD
Approx. due date 7/5/19
1) No. 1 Sporter, .45-90 (2.4" case), 34" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, checkered steel shotgun butt plate..............$3332.85 (#10729) SOLD
Approx. due date 8/10/19
1) No. 3 Sporter, .45-70,30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, traditional checkered steel shotgun butt plate, this one is built like a standard, no-frills heavy sporting rifle of the mid to late 1870s period, very similar to the one pictured in the Sharps photo section that was shipped to California in 1878...........$2587.65 (10740)
2) No. 3 Sporter, .45-110, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, traditional checkered steel shotgun butt plate, this one is built like a standard, no-frills heavy sporting rifle of the mid to late 1870s period, very similar to the one pictured in the Sharps photo section that was shipped to California in 1878...........$2587.65 (10733) ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Approx. due date 8/25/19
1) No. 1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, checkered steel shotgun butt plate..............$3332.85 (#10734) SOLD
2) No. 1 Sporter, .45-90, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, checkered steel shotgun butt plate..............$3332.85 (#10737) SOLD
3) Hartford Sporter, .50-70, 28" heavy half-octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), semi-fancy walnut, checkered steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, built to be the perfect 1870s hunting rifle!....................$3225.90 (#10738)
Approx. due date 9/15/19
1) Saddle Rifle (this model comes standard with straight stock, shotgun butt and cheek piece), .50-90, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full-buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut, AA, checkered steel butt plate, ebony forend tip with schnable (these look great!), brass escutcheons, accent line on the cheek piece, polished barrel, polished/fire blued screws, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, this will be a gorgeous heavy hunting rifle of the 1870s period................$4316.20 (#10739) SOLD
2) No. 1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut, AA, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, checkered steel shotgun butt plate, polished barrel, polished/fire blued screws, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors..............$4304.45 (#10736)
3) No. 1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut, AA, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, checkered steel shotgun butt plate..................$3739.65 (#10735)