1859/1863 Sporting Rifle

Support for the 1863 shooter. Discussions of powders, loads, bullets, etc.
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JamesW
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1859/1863 Sporting Rifle

Post by JamesW » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:46 am

Did Sharps ever make a Sporting model of these? Or were they all military? Thanks

George Babits
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Re: 1859/1863 Sporting Rifle

Post by George Babits » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:38 pm

Yes on the earlier ones read some books on the early Sharps and you will see.

Amigo
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Re: 1859/1863 Sporting Rifle

Post by Amigo » Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:14 pm

I believe I read somewhere that they did make some 63 sporters but very few and if my memory serves me correct the actions used for the sporters were ones rejected by the military for whatever reasons they deemed unacceptable for their military rifle production
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