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Rbertalotto 06-04-2018 03:11 PM

1859 Sharps Reline UPDATE!
Got the liner chamber reamed and LocTited into the old barrel!

Read about this part of the adventure here:

22_boomer 06-05-2018 12:31 PM


Originally Posted by Rbertalotto (Post 271050)
Got the liner chamber reamed and LocTited into the old barrel!

Read about this part of the adventure here:

I love it! wish I could do a big caliber like that in a beautiful single shot. By the way, what is the proper way to throw your lathe key through you Porsche windshield -- like I actually own a Porsche?

Rbertalotto 06-05-2018 04:15 PM

LOL!...Porsche is gone. Market was very high this winter and someone offered me a large stack of hundreds!

Rbertalotto 06-05-2018 07:12 PM

Yup...It Shoots!

50 yds / 430g LEE / 70g Shockey FFG / CCI LR Mag Primers

Bench rested:

Off Hand:

I drifted the sight over and the next few shots were spot on windage.

Interestingly, I made a front sight out of a brass door lock key. Made it tall and took a file to the range. With a 6-O'clock hold, at 50yds, it was near perfect elevation!

Tomorrow I'll load some more ammo and take it out to 100yds and 200yds

22_boomer 06-05-2018 08:42 PM

I love the targets -- it does shoot. Will you be getting some type of field sights or go to more fancy front and rear sights? I've got a 45-70 Sharps for match shooting many years ago but my eyes can't seem to work with the fancy vernier rear and globe sights these days. Also got a CPA Stevens 40-65 fancy match rifle but have the same problem there but I had scope pads added to take a Unertl scope -- not allowed but at least I can shoot it. My other one is my favorite these days -- the old 71/84 Mauser. I have three -- they are bolt action with tube magazines but again the iron sights are a total loss for me so I figured a way to add a scout scope to my sporterized model and can shoot just a little better than your rifle but at 100 yards using 375gr store bought cast bullets and I use 28gr to 29gr of AA5744 smokless. I'm kind of disabled and one of my problems is my lungs so don't like casting vapors or black powder smoke. With all my small caliber rifles these big old artillery pieces are still my favorites. I wish I could do one in 50 caliber like yours. Maybe some day it might happen.

I'll keep looking for updates and thanks for sharing this project!

Rbertalotto 06-06-2018 09:10 PM

Hi Boomer......No, I plan on keeping these sights. The rear sight is actually pretty good out to 100 yards or so. And on a man sized target, out to 300 yds.

Want to keep this one as original as I can.

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