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 ($46 charged by Shiloh) and $55 - $70 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 THREE-FOUR months. Also note, I ship ground UPS fully insured. Shiloh will only ship 2nd. Day Air UPS which costs about $65+ on average more than I charge to ship ground. This $50-$70 is a savings to the customer. 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 ABOUT APRIL/MAY 2018
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
1) Hartford Sporter, .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), extra fancy walnut- hand selected for contrasting color and fancy grain, AA finish, polished barrel, polished and fire-blued screws, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case color finish................$4139.05 (#9956) SOLD
2) No.1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" #2 14 lb. half-octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, Hand Select extra-fancy walnut (nice grain and dark color), AA finish, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polish barrel, polish fire-blued screws, schnabble pistol grip, pattern 13 engraving (this is a simple border pattern), NOTE: Shiloh has made very few half-oct. bull barrel models, in fact I have ordered most of them and I doubt they number more than 15 or 20 rifles at most. This particular rifle will likely be a one of a kind and truly exceptional Shiloh.....................$6051.26 (#9935).
3) Saddle Rifle (straight stock, cheek piece, shotgun butt), .45-110, 30" #3 16 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut hand selected for dark color and burl, AA finish, pewter forend tip, steel shotgun butt plate, accent line on the cheek piece, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire-blued screws, The next batch of bull barrel models might not take place for several years! Brand new with warranty card etc..........................$5319.02 (#9932). SOLD
4) No. 1 Sporter, .45-90 (2.4" case), 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut- hand selected for dark color and dense burl with nice grain structure (great wood!), accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate.....$3587.89 (#10293-A) SOLD
5) Business Model, .45-70, 28” heavy tapered round barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, hand select extra-fancy walnut (unusual gold color that looks like "tiger eye" stone and changes with the light direction!), checkered steel shotgun butt plate, pewter tip, brass escutcheons………$3401.20 (#10320)
6) Business Model, .50-70, 28” heavy tapered round barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, hand select extra-fancy walnut (Selected for dark burl and lots of unusual color! Very unusual and beautiful!), checkered steel shotgun butt plate, pewter tip, brass escutcheons………$3401.20 (#10323)
7) Business Model, .50-70, 30” heavy tapered round barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, hand selected for dark and dense walnut with contrasting color, AA finish, military butt with patchbox, pewter tip, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire blued screws, built like a rare early round barrel fancy sporting rifle...................$4095.04 (#10322-A)
THE FOLLOWING PRE-OWNED RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW.
1) VERY RARE AND UNUSUAL SHILOH SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 PERCUSSION MILITARY CARBINE IN .45 CALIBER, this is a middle production Farmingdale, New York made carbine in the 4XXX serial range, very few were produced in .45 caliber as most were .54 and .50 calibers. Shiloh hasn’t catalogued the 1863 percussion models in several years and may not ever produce them again, this example has the traditional sling ring and bar, polished barrel and authentic lever catch on the lower tang, Has the correct Lawrence ladder rear sight with slide and military blade front sight, plus the “Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Co.” markings as opposed to the earlier “Shiloh Products” marking, appears about new, superb quality inside and out. Nearly impossible to find in this desirable caliber (this price would be approx. what the last catalog price would be for an 1863 carbine with these features) $2150. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
2) SHILOH SHARPS 1874 .45-70 PISTOL GRIP SPORTER (MONTANA ROUGHRIDER), this is a mid production example from the Farmingdale, New York factory in the 3XXX serial number range. It has a 30” standard octagon barrel, double set triggers, semi-buckhorn Lawrence ladder rear sight with slide and a globe front sight that will take inserts and case hardened steel military style butt plate and polished barrel, marked “Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co” plus the iconic “Old Reliable” barrel stamping as on original Sharps rifles from the late 1870s (earlier rifles were stamped “Shiloh Products). Very attractive deep reddish/brown walnut, checkered steel lower tang and all in near new inside and out (has only a few of the tiniest handling marks one would have to look carefully to find), weighs approx. 10 ¼ pounds, $1950. For photos see my other website at www.goodmanguns.com
3) 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
THE FOLLOWING RIFLES ARE ON ORDER AND ARE BEING BUILT NOW. PRICES SHOWN INCLUDE SHIPPING & INSURANCE. THIS IS YOUR TOTAL AMOUNT.
BULL BARREL MODELS: Note, Shiloh makes a run of these every couple of years (sometimes longer). Shiloh charges $750 additional for bull barrels. There is also an additional charge charged by the factory for half-octagon, pewter tips and polishing the barrel. The six rifles listed are the only ones I'll be getting and when they are gone, it could be three or four (3or 4!) years before I am able to order more. My fee is $300 over catalogue price instead of my usual $200. Probably the next batch of bull barrels will reflect price increases over the next several years.
Approx. due date 6/1/16
1) No. 3 Sporter, .45-110, 30" #3 16 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, steel shotgun butt plate, a copy of the simple and rugged buffalo rifles of the late 1870s.................$3395.37 (#9861) SOLD
2) No. 3 Sporter, .45-110, 30" #2 14 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, steel shotgun butt plate, a copy of the simple and rugged buffalo rifles of the late 1870s..................$3395.37 (#9931) SOLD
Approx. due date 9/15/16
1) Saddle Rifle (straight stock, cheek piece, shotgun butt), .50-90, 30" #2 14 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut hand selected for dark color and burl, AA finish, pewter forend tip, steel shotgun butt plate, accent line on the cheek piece, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire-blued screws.........................$5248.32 (#9933).SOLD (old price)
Approx. due date 8/15/17
1) Hartford Sporter, .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, traditional steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, a typical fancier than standard "Big Fifty" buffalo rifle of the early 1870s..............$3268.64 (#10306) SOLD
Approx. due date 9/15/17
1) Saddle Rifle (don't let the name fool you, this is simply a straight stock sporting rifle with shotgun butt plate and cheek piece as standard), .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, semi buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut, AA finish, polished barrel, polished/fire blued screws, traditional steel butt plate, pewter forend tip, Hartford collar, accent line on the cheek piece, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, built to be like a very fancy "Big Fifty" sporting/buffalo rifle of the early 1870s............$4265.84 (#10307) SOLD
2) Hartford Sporter, .45-70, 34" heavy octagon barrel, semi-buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), semi-fancy walnut, AA finish, polished barrel, polished and fire-blued screws, patch box, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case color finish (this will be on patch box too), this one is like the Quigley Model but upgraded and quite a bit fancier!..................... $4048.26 (#10309) SOLD
BUSINESS MODELS AND ROUND BARREL RIFLES…FINALLY! (IT HAS BEEN YEARS SINCE THESE WERE BUILT AND WILL BE YEARS AGAIN BEFORE SHILOH WILL BUILD MORE!)
The original Sharps Company of Bridgeport, CT offered the Business Model in the mid to late 1870s to fill the demand for a heavy duty working man’s Sharps do-it-all serious big game hunting rifle intended for use on everything from antelope and deer to elk and buffalo and grizzly bear (not to mention personal protection from the two-legged species). Some early round barrel sporting rifles were built like the later Business Model, but often with 30" barrels, patch boxes and pewter tips- frequently in .50-70 caliber. Round barrel sporters were always offered in the 1870s, but fewer were made than octagon barrel and half-octagon barrel sporters.
Approx. due date 11/15/17
1) Business Model, .45-70, 28” heavy tapered round barrel, standard walnut, rounded forend tip (like the originals of the 1870s), military butt, semi-buckhorn rear sight, this one is copied from an original Business Model typical of those shipped to the frontier in the 1870s………..$2469.90 (#10319) SOLD
2) No.1 Sporter, .45-70, 30” heavy tapered round barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, checkered steel shotgun butt plate, pewter tip, brass escutcheons, accent line on the cheek piece.............$3324.80 (#10508) SOLD
Approx. due date 12/18/17
1) Business Model, .45-70, 28” heavy tapered round barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut, AA finish, checkered steel shotgun butt plate, pewter tip, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire blued screws, this will be a beauty!...................$4107.50 (#10321)
2) Business Model, .45-70, 30” heavy tapered round barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, AA finish, military butt with patchbox, pewter tip, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire blued screws, built like a rare early round barrel sporting rifle...................$3995.30 (#10324)
3) Creedmoor No.2 Silhouette Rifle, .45-70, 30" heavy tapered round barrel, standard features include: extra fancy walnut, AA finish, no cheek rest, pistol grip single trigger, polished barrel, polished fire blue screws, pewter tip, no rear barrel dovetail or sight, blade front sight. Additional options on this special rifle are checkered steel shotgun butt plate and schnabble on the pistol grip, very few of these have been made like this and it should be gorgeous!............$3973.30 (#10325) SOLD
Approx. due date 12/20/17
1) Saddle Rifle (straight stock sporting rifle with shotgun butt stock and cheek piece), .38-55, 26" standard half-octagon barrel, semi-buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, checkered steel shotgun butt plate, pewter tip, brass escutcheons, accent line on the cheek piece, built to be a "Gentleman's Light Sporting Rifle"…….... $3264.30 (#10512) SOLD
I ALSO HAVE AN ASSORTMENT OF THE NEW MODEL 1877 SHARPS ON ORDER- BOTH THE #1 AND #2 VARIATIONS. I'LL POST DETAILS SOON. CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF ORIGINAL 1877 MODELS AND OTHERS IN THE PHOTO SECTION ON HOME PAGE.