30. Shiloh Sharps Model 1874 Long Range Single Shot Quigley style rifle made around 1993 – Serial # B1649, barrel caliber marking is stamped “45 Caliber 21/10″ which is the Shiloh marking for “45-70″ caliber, beautifully machined 34 inch half octagon half round barrel, blue/color case hardened finish and a exceptionally figured walnut stock. This rifle is a reproduction of the Sharps 1874 single shot rifle manufactured by the Shiloh Rifle Company in Big Timber, Montana. Standard markings include “45 caliber 21/10.” The rifle is equipped with a globe bead front sight and tang mounted rear sight, adjustable double set triggers (an expensive option), checkered forearm with a poured pewter forend tip and pistol grip stock with a checkered plastic buttplate. The half round, half octagon (another expensive option) barrel is blue and the remaining parts color case hardened. The Big Timber Shiloh Sharps have been one of the most sought after American rifles ever made. The wait time for these fine custom rifles is two years or more.
CONDITION: NRA Excellent and possibly unfired! The barrel retains 99% original blue finish with a few minor scuffs. The remaining parts retain 100% of the original case colors and the fancy grade walnut wood is near mint. It appears this rifle was a custom order and possibly made for a man who dreamed about participated in long range single shot competition, but never got around to it. He, like me, just wanted to touch the best. This rifle is mechanically excellent and in my forty years of gunsmithing I have not seen anything radiate quality like this rifle. I had Shiloh price this rifle out at between $3,500 and $3,800…$2,995.00.