Original Slant Breech Sharps at Louisville Show

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Bill Goodman
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Original Slant Breech Sharps at Louisville Show

Post by Bill Goodman » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:13 pm

I went to the big Louisville, KY gun show over the past weekend. I observed over a half dozen slant breech sporters and carbines. All had seen real use, yet NONE had splintered forends or obvious signs of gas leaking problems etc. A few had obviously seen really hard use/abuse, yet mechanically they seemed okay. The Sporters were .44/.45 caliber. If I was around back in the 1850s I'd have had one (or two).

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