Shiloh Rifle MFG Co. Sharps Model 1874 .45-90 26″ Single Shot Set Trigger

SOLD FOR: $2,525

LSB#: 231004SJ131

Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co (Big Timber, Montana)


Serial Number: 3988B

Year of Manufacture: 

Caliber: .45 2 4/10, .45-90 Sharps

Action Type: Single Shot, Breech Loading Rifle with Set Trigger

Barrel Length: 26” Octagonal

Sights / Optics: 
The front sight is a globe sight with a circular aperture held by four crosshair-style posts. The rear sight is a fully adjustable aperture peep sight that is mounted to the tang. The rear sight has multiple aperture sizes. The eyepiece is marked “L. SHAVER”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a Schnabel forend, straight grip, straight comb, cheekpiece, and a checkered black hard rubber shotgun-style buttplate. There are a few little marks at the front of the comb from the rear sight. There are some scattered little marks through the finish, draglines, and compressions. There are light handling marks. The LOP measures 14 1/4? and 13 1/2? from the faces of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The plate has some scattered light scrapes, nicks, and scratches. Overall, the stocks are in Fine Plus condition.

Type of Finish: 
Blue & Case Color

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: 
The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion. In my opinion, this bore rates a 10 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some spots of oxidation, the most noticeable are on the left side on the receiver and chamber. There are some scattered scuffs that have thinned the finish and there is some finish wear on the edges. There are some scattered light hanlding marks. There is operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in Fine Plus condition.

The action functions correctly. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: 
Christian Sharps introduced one of America’s first and most successful breech-loading rifles with design starting in 1850 and improvements continuing into the 1870s and the metallic cartridge era. This rifle is a very high quality reproduction of the 1874 model, a rifle which bridged the gap between muzzle-loading rifles and cartridge rifles. It is breech-loaded with a falling block and chambered for “Calibre 45 2 4/10?”, dimensionally identical to .45-90. Shiloh Sharps has a well-deserved reputation for making some of the finest Sharps rifles since the originals, probably much better given advances in metallurgy and machining. This rifle appears to have seen little use, and rates in Fine Plus condition. It should make for a great shooter for the lucky winner or a great addition to a Sharps collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!

Shiloh Rifle MFG Co. Sharps Model 1874 .45-90 26" Single Shot Set Trigger
Shiloh Rifle MFG Co. Sharps Model 1874 .45-90 26″ Single Shot Set Trigger