SOLD FOR: $3,850.00
Make: Shiloh Rifle Mfg. Co., Big Timber, Montana
Serial Number: 6703B
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45-70 Government (.45 – 2 1/10)
Action Type: Single Shot Breech Loading Lever Operated Falling Block
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Shiloh-Sharps Model 1874” between the front of the octagonal section and the rear sight and “CALIBRE 45 / 2 1/10” behind the rear sight. The left of the receiver is marked “SHILOH RIFLE MFG. CO. / BIG TIMBER, MONTANA”, the top behind the loading groove is marked with the serial number. The right of the scope body is marked “MVA 6X”.
Barrel Length: 26″, Half-Round, Half-Octagonal. The octagonal section is approximately 1.1″ flat-flat, the round section is approximately 0.98″ in diameter.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe-style sight with fine crosshair reticle and bubble-level dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up sight presenting a square-notch semi-buckhorn when down and with a sliding “V”-notch ladder sight graduated from 200 to 800 yards presented when flipped up.The rear sight base is dovetailed and screw-secured to the rear of the barrel. The receiver’s top tang is drilled and tapped to accept a tang-sight (none included). There are two case-colored steel male-dovetail bases installed on the barrel, one at the rear of the round portion and one at the rear of the octagonal portion. Mounts are attached to the bases holding a Montana Vintage Arms Co. Series 2000 6x scope with what appears to be their mil-dot reticle. The glass has been kept clear with the included thread-on lense caps and the body shows a few scattered light marks from adjustment in the mounts, in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth select walnut with ebony schnable forend tip and checkered, case-colored steel shotgun-style buttplate. A black resin or polymer grip extension has been mounted to the bottom tang, allowing for a pistol-grip angle on the stock’s straight grip. The stocks have only a few scattered light compressions, the most notable to the right of the heel and on the left of the forend approximately 3″ behind the forend tip, and light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14 1/8″ and 13 1/8″ from the fronts of the triggers to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate has no notable wear or damage, with strong case-coloring, though the head of the mounting screw at the heel does have light finish wear. The buttplate is in about Excellent condition. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel is blued and remainder of the surfaces are case colored.
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The metal surfaces show no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The rear trigger sets the main trigger in the front. When set, the front trigger breaks crisply at approximately 14 oz. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The installed grip extension, sights and scope are included as described.
Our Assessment: The Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Company started out as Shiloh Products Inc. of Farmingdale, New York in 1976. At some point, they changed their name to the Shiloh Rifle Manufacturing Company and then moved to Big timber, Montana in 1983. This rifle was made after the name change and move to Montana. This Model 1874 has a 26” heavy half-octagon barrel, double set triggers, a bubble level globe front sight, a folding ladder rear sight, and a Montana Vintage Arms Co. Series 2000 6x scope installed. It is chambered in the .45-70 Government cartridge, also known as the .45-2 1/10 (referring to the 2.1″ case-length). This rifle is in about Excellent condition with about 99% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The .45-70 cartridge has enjoyed quite a revival in recent years, with improvements in projectile design and propellant allowing the round to fulfill the potential of its case-capacity and massive projectiles. With the MVA scope or the bubble level globe front sight, along with the bright, sharp bore and a set trigger breaking at just under 1 pound, you shouldn’t have any trouble keeping your shots on target. This rifle would be great for BPCR competitions as well as hunting any animal in North America. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single shot rifle can be transferred in California.