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Old 09-10-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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Default C Sharps in 45-70

Last Nov 23rd a very dear and close friend passed away, and he left instructions that his C Sharps was to be given to me. Bill didn't shoot it much, and so since owning it, it has pretty much been a safe queen.

Right now I don't know the barrel length or model, but I'll know in probably 7 days.

Well no photo yet, but did find out that is was shipped today.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:47 PM   #2
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That's fantastic J_B! That was a great gesture of friendship.
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:27 PM   #3
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Today my C Sharps Model 1874 Bridgeport Sporting Rifle, 30" barrel 45-70 with mid range tang sight, and front globe sight with center post.

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I just got off the phone with C Sharps... my Sharps was finished and sent to Bill on Dec 27th, 2001

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That is an elegant firearm. It's almost too pretty to shoot.
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Wow - that's a beauty J_B!
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Going out on Weds to shoot the Sharps at this target. The red center is only 1", so well keep it at 50 yards for now. I'm making others on a larger scale, for longer ranges. The top target was laid over others, for the photo.

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Cool J_B. I used to shoot cowboy silhouette at a range North of Salina, KS. They also had black powder matches there. They had a life-sized steel silhouette of a buffalo at 500 yards that they used in the BP matches.
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