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Looking for a rifle . . .

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Trooper61, Mar 6, 2012.

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  1. Trooper61

    Trooper61 Member

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    I'm currently shopping around for a 1885 Highwall in 45-90 Government. My eye balls nearly popped out of their sockets when I saw some of the prices out there!!:what: So I started looking at the Italian imports, and was wondering if Ubertis' Highwall would be a good one to start with. I looked at Pedersolis' Sharps, but they're still a little pricey,yet obtainable. I really want a Highwall, so can anybody steer me in the right direction?:confused:
     
  2. Cosmoline

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    Are you looking to run BPC's through it or smokeless? I've heard the imports may not be as strong as the custom outfits.

    I gave up trying to find a high wall or sharps for cheap and ended up just getting a reconditioned military rolling block which I'm incredibly happy with for $500.
     
  3. Trooper61

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    BPC is all I'm planning on firing through it, but the price is still over $1,000 ! I've tried looking for some used customs , but me and my "wanting one so bad I can feel the kick" is something I'm fighting back . I don't want to waste $1,000 I can put on something better that will last for generations !:uhoh:
     
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    The Government cartridge was the 45-70. So that might make it a bit easier to find. The 1885 has been made in several countries including the USA, Japan and Italy. Currently, I believe Ballard is making copies of it as are some of the Italian companies. Browning and Winchester brought in copies made in Japan. The cost is, well, the cost. Perhaps you can find a used one but even then, the owner is not going to be giving it away. Sometimes an original will be found for less money than the reproduction!
     
  5. loose noose

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    Have you checked "guns america.com", I've had good luck checking with them.
     
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