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Quigley

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by alemonkey, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. alemonkey

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    So I've had this weird single shot rifle fascination lately. Actually, I've wanted an 1874 sharps ever since I was a kid. Tonight I went and rented Quigley Down Under again - haven't seen it since it first came out. What a great movie. I looked it up on wikipedia and found this:

    I never knew he did this, but it seems to me that Tom is a pretty good guy. A heck of a lot better than your average Hollywood weirdo. That probably also explains why the movie was fairly accurate when talking about the technical aspects of the rifle.

    Anyway....the Christmas Bonus Fairy was pretty generous this year, so I think a new Sharps rifle is in my future:D
     
  2. bvchurch

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    I take it you ordered a replica Sharps from the Shiloh manufacturing company?

    What is interesting is they have an interesting little factory (more like a modest sized steel industrial building) in Big Timber. I have never been in it, but driven by it a number of times. Seems like a decent operation however.
     
  3. Float Pilot

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    The rifles from Shiloh are SUPER!

    They hired Mike Venturino, aka Iron Duke from the cowboy shooting folks SASS, as a tech adviser for shooting the Sharps in the movie.

    Venturinos books Shooting Buffalo Guns of the Old West, Shooting Lever Guns of the Old West, and Shooting Sixguns of the Old West are must have items.

    I watch the movie about every 3 months. Anyone who does not like it should be flogged in public.

    Float Pilot AKA Iditarod Hammergun in SASS
     
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    What calibre Sharps did you order? IIRC, wasn't the rifle in Quicgly a .45 or .50-110?
     
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    45-110 IIRC...


    I have seen the "Quigley" model at Texas Jacks in Fredericksburg...hefted one side by side with a "standard" model 45-70...the Quigly was just...massive...not that the 45-70 was a lightweight rifle by any means....


    Last time I was in there they also had a few 50-xx Sharps rifles...I need a bib for that place. :)


    D
     
  6. gcrookston

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    I had an 86 in 50-110. It was an "interesting" rifle to shoot. It was my only black powder rifle experience. Used to smokeless and having shot some large bore rifles, it could only be described as a "tha-rump" vs the "crack" of a modern cartridge. The recoil was a forceful shove, vs. a hard slap
     
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    Yeah? Well, the recoil is still no maiden's caress.
     
  8. alemonkey

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    I haven't ordered anything yet, but it's not going to be a Shiloh, probably a Pedersoli. I'd love the Shiloh, but I don't think She Who Must Be Obeyed would approve of me spending that much.
     
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    No! Do not do this to me! I've just gotten in good with the wife after my last purchase and you have to post links to that... that... oh, my... prrrrrrrretty..... [​IMG] ;)

    Dude, you gots ta post pics once you get it - swear! :D
     
  11. iamkris

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    Pedersoli's a great guns. Mike Venturino says they are the only foreign made gun to keep up with the Shiloh and C Sharps at the BPCR Championships.

    I have a Pedersoli Billy Dixon model. .45-70. It is very accurate (I can routinely -- but not all the time -- make 1-1/8" groups with my handloads at 100 yards and open sights), beautiful wood, nice metal work, great trigger.

    Here's my really bad picture of it.

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    I have another pic somewhere of one of the groups. I'll look for it.
     
  12. alemonkey

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    If you look at their other cartridge rifles they have another one for sale....it's a couple hundred bucks more, but it has nicer wood and checkering. It's slightly used but looks like it's in almost new shape.

    I love the Billy Dixon models - I think the straight stock looks better than the pistol grip, but I couldn't pass up this one for the price, especially since it came with the globe front and tang sight.

    Come on, do it, your friends will think you're cool.:evil:

    I'll definitely get some pictures up when it gets here. It's supposed to ship out on the 26th.
     
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