'63 I.A.B. Sharps


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WV SCROUNGER
July 28, 2008, 10:20 AM
I have a sharps '63 Buisness rifle...does anyone know for sure if the gas seal sleeve is supposed to move in this model? I have read some posts that the sleeve is fixed and Does Not move....
from what I gather....the originals had gas plates but No sleeves ....am I correct? I.A.B. states that they make thier copies exactly as the originals...
ANYBODY KNOW FOR SURE??? I sure aint no gunsmith

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WV SCROUNGER
July 30, 2008, 06:43 PM
aint there any IAB Sharps Shooters in the House???:uhoh:

Pops
July 31, 2008, 01:12 AM
I understand the sleeves are supposed to be removeable..
Mine won't..
I got my POS IAB business rifle used and obviously the previous owners had never removed/cleaned it..
I ordered the sleeve removal tool from Dixie and it didn't do any good. Even after soaking in KROIL for 4 days.
I don't know for sure and that is why I was hesitant to give my 2 cents.
Is your rifle new or used ?
If used, have you checked your lock internals for wear yet ??
Check especially the full cock notch on the tumbler..
Good luck

Pops

WV SCROUNGER
July 31, 2008, 02:51 PM
Thanks for the reply POPS....I have been informed that guns produce from 2000 till present have what is called a "FIXED SLEEVE" it is there and it is not supposed to move,,,,,,,
My gun was received as used but the previous owner said he bough it new and only fired 5 rounds with it.... and then gave it a superb cleaning....
well,I removed the block gas plate and ther was a small amout of BP residue there... outside of the block was clean and the bore was clean.......

The gent that informed me about the Fixed sleeve also owns A Farmingdale,,,,,so I would assume hi is somewhat knowledgeable.....
and he said he had wished he had never sold his I.A.B,,,,
WHEN i ASKED HIM WHY??? he said it is a good sharps for the money...

Pops
July 31, 2008, 07:25 PM
Hope I was some help, anyway.
My IAB is a "94..Lord only knows how many rounds been thru it.
But the tumbler was sure enough worn out...

I would assume He is knowledgable also..I sure as heck ain't.. just a newbie with a Sharps..

Hope you got a good one,..as with anything.. there's good'uns an' there's lemons..

Regards,
Pops

sharps59
July 31, 2008, 07:43 PM
think I ansewered this for you on other boards also sent you a few pms. don't know if they ever got thru or not. So i let it go here.
have a shiloh and a armisport the armi sport took a lot of work just to get it to fire.
but on another note check you serial # w/ the mfg they can tell you the year it was made then you will know if it is fixed or not for sure.
I will say the O-ring mod to the gas check is a good idea.

WV SCROUNGER
August 1, 2008, 11:55 PM
Sharps 59.....I dont see a serial number on the rifle....is it under the forearm?
this is the first BP gun I ever oened thst sthe serial # is not visible....
I have contacted I.A.B. 2 WEEKS AGO about this problem....still no answer..
oH...Thanks for your reply!

WV SCROUNGER....

sharps59
August 2, 2008, 02:02 PM
not sure were it is on the IAB I sold it awhile back had that and an armi soprt my son shot the IAB but liked a cs richmond better so we sold it I now have the armi sport and a Shiloh. the Armi sport is on the top of the receicer strap.

Pops
August 2, 2008, 08:15 PM
My IAB serial number is on the top receiver strap also..
btw..the year code slould be under the forearm..left side..mine is.

Pops

WV SCROUNGER
August 9, 2008, 09:31 AM
I removed the forearm.....no date code....only a serial 53,xxx. This leads me to thnk it is an early rifle which should have a sliding sleeve....
. I have tried everything and cant get the sleeve to budge....
I have contacted the I.A.B. COMPANY by email but no response in 3 weeks...
I think I will call them....

bigbadgun
August 9, 2008, 09:46 AM
I have to ask what is a good price for a sharps rifle been wanting one for a long time.

DavidVanVorous
August 9, 2008, 03:21 PM
I have to ask what is a good price for a sharps rifle been wanting one for a long time.

Best price new I ran into while I was shopping around was in the $1200 range in the type, caliber and with the features I wanted, that was roughly 2 yrs ago...

D.

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