Shiloh Sharps Model 1874 Hartford.45-110 or .45 2 7/8 inch Single Shot Rifle
SOLD FOR: $3,107
Make: Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co.
Model: Sharps Model 1874 Hartford
Serial Number: B3713
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45-110 ~ AKA ~ .45 2 7/8″
Action Type: Single Shot Breech Loading, Falling Block
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Shiloh-Sharps Model 1874” and “Calibre 45 / 2 7/8”. The tang is marked “B3713”. The left side of the receiver is marked “Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co. / Big Timber, Montana”.
Barrel Length: The 1” (flat to flat) octagon barrel is 30”.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a Globe front sight with a post insert. The rear sight is a flip-up ladder marked from 2-8 with a semi-buckhorn leaf sight when the ladder is folded down. Both front and rear sights are dovetailed into the barrel. The tang has a screw windage and elevation adjustable peep sight. The tang sight is a Shiloh sight, though unmarked.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece dark wood with a beautiful grain and gloss finish. The grip is straight, and the stock has a case colored checkered shotgun style buttplate. The forend features a pewter tip. There is only slight dulling from handling but no mentionable scratches or wear marks. The LOP measures 14″ from the front trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel is blued and the receiver, lever and hammer are color case hardened. The screws are highly polished and fire blued.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a slight rub on the lower tang from the lever, and almost no other wear. The hammer screw head shows finish loss on the head, as does the rear lower tang screw. There are only one or two scattered marks elsewhere on this sharp rifle. The screw heads are undamaged, but have been turned once or twice. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: This rifle has double set triggers, which function. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Great guns are born of great designers and are built by great manufactures. The Sharps design is a time tested action, strong, reliable and accurate – used to this day in long range competitions across the country. Shiloh makes the best modern falling block rifles, period. One could even say that Shiloh is one of the best modern American gun makers and is a company finally building guns again today the way they were built 150 years ago. The 45-110 is a serious cartridge, 110 Grains of black powder, and this rifle will allow you to shoot all of the .45’s smaller than 110 too (60, 70, 90, 100 . . .) We love Shiloh’s here, in case you couldn’t tell, and you will too after owning this rifle.