SHILOH SHARPS RIFLES FOR SALE
William T. Goodman, 305 Donegal Drive, Bozeman, Montana 59715
TEL. (406) 587-3131 FAX (406) 219-3415 www.shiloh-ballard.com
The following list of Shiloh Sharps includes only rifles that are in stock for immediate delivery or have actually gone "active." This means they are either in production or are scheduled to be in production in the immediate future. The due dates are based on a production time of approximately 2-3 months from the time the paid orders go "active" (activation means the rifles are on the floor being built at the Shiloh factory). This is approximate, but usually is within a few weeks (before or after) the estimated due date. With the exception of additional sights, specs on these rifles cannot be changed. The prices shown are DELIVERED PRICES. They are based on the current 2014 catalogue price plus Federal Excise Tax (charged by Shiloh on all orders), shipping crates/packing ($46 charged by Shiloh) and $55 - $70 UPS (standard ground delivery fully insured). Note: If Shiloh raises prices, my price has to go up the same amount. There are NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES. Remember, Shiloh is currently in a long backorder situation on these orders. I can also place a custom order for you- any model, caliber, options, etc., and have it in usually about THREE-FOUR months. Also note, I ship ground UPS fully insured. Shiloh will only ship 2nd. Day Air UPS which costs about $65+ on average more than I charge to ship ground. This $50-$70 is a savings to the customer. Generally, a $1,000 deposit is required on all custom orders or to reserve one of my rifles already on order. Balance due when the rifle is ready for shipment.
NOTE: MOST RIFLES CAN BE ORDERED AND CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR EXACT SPECIFICATIONS WITH AN APPROX. DELIVERY DATE OF ABOUT MARCH/APRIL 2015.
A NOTE OF EXPLANATION CONCERNING MY $200 FEE I am often asked how I set my fees. Basically, here is the answer. If you were to place your own order with Shiloh, you'd put down a $250 deposit on each rifle. About 18 or more months later you would be notified that full payment is required to begin making your rifle (there would also be an excellent possibility of price increases during this time which you would pay). From there you'd wait another three months or more for your rifle to be completed. This is where I come to the rescue! I've already put down tens of thousands of dollars in deposits at Shiloh for a multitude of future rifles. I am constantly paying for rifles to be built- nicely appointed custom rifles of which most shooters would be delighted to take delivery. I have fronted this time and money for the customer. So, for my $200 fee, you'll save nearly 2 years of back order, not encounter any future price increases, not pay the full amount of your rifle until it is completed, and be shooting your rifle while other Shiloh customers are playing the waiting game!
THE FOLLOWING PRE-OWNED RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW.
1) SHILOH SHARPS, MADE IN BIG TIMBER, MONTANA, No. 3 SPORTING RIFLE WIN .40-70 SHARPS STRAIGHT CALIBER (.40 2.5" CASE), 28" standard half octagon barrel with traditional Hartford Collar, nice deep reddish brown straight grain walnut stock and forend with a little contrasting figure in the stock, globe pinhead front sight with Lyman style tang sight fully adjustable for windage and elevation, Lawrence style ladder barrel sight, all near new condition, weighs 9 1/2 pounds, should make a fine hunting rifle, $2150. SOLD (For photos go to my antique website at www.goodmanguns.com)
2) SHILOH SHARPS, EARLY FARMINGDALE, NEW YORK MANUFACTURED 1863 .54 CALIBER PERCUSSION SADDLE RING CARBINE, serial number in the 1XXX range and marked "Shiloh Products Inc." this one is in like new condition overall, Shiloh no longer catalogues these percussion models which is too bad as I'm a real fan of them and have been shooting percussion Shilohs since 1979! Lots of power and fun and surprisingly accurate too. I wrote an article about shooting the Shiloh 1863 Sporting Models for the Spring 2010 issue of BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGE RIFLE magazine and in that article I wrote about shooting five shots with each of my two Shiloh Sporting rifles with MVA target sights (one .38 caliber and one .50 caliber) into 1 1/4 inch groups at 100 yards. This one is priced at $1595. SOLD
3) SHILOH SHARPS NEW MODEL 1863 .54 CALIBER PERCUSSION MILITARY RIFLE, this model has been taken out of the Shiloh catalogue and if they are going to make them again, it will be a long while before they do, this is a very early Farmingdale, New York made rifle with serial number 1XXX, it has particularly attractive rich walnut butt stock and forearm held with three barrel bands, swivels, patchbox and polished barrel (the last catalogue listed price for this rifle so fitted was about $2500), these are really fun to shoot and accurate too, I have two percussion sporters with two of the very last ones still on order with Shiloh- I'm a big fan! Price on this one, $1950.(For photos go to my antique website at www.goodmanguns.com) SOLD
4) JONATHAN BROWNING MOUNTAIN RIFLE, .50 CALIBER PERCUSSION, AND RARE IRON MOUNTED, these are becoming more and more hard to find, as I always say, Iíve had one since the late 1970s and mine is not for sale, one of the best Plains-Type or Hawken rifles produced and made in the U.S.A. Single set trigger, browned barrel and furniture, nice straight grained walnut stock with cheek piece, original sights, this one has seen very light use only, $895. SOLD
5) JONATHAN BROWNING PERCUSSION MOUNTAIN RIFLES: These are high quality U.S. made plains style or Hawken rifles made in the late 1970s to early 1980s. They don't turn up too often today. I have one I've been shooting since I got it in 1979! (For photos go to my antique website at www.goodmanguns.com)
A) .54 CALIBER BRASS MOUNTED, ABOUT NEW IN ORIGINAL BOX, $895.
B) .54 CALIBER RARE IRON MOUNTED, generally excellent condition with the exception of some typical black powder pin-prick pitting on the left front portion of the barrel for about 6 inches and an inch on the right side- not overly apparent unless you look for it and could probably be dressed down, nicely figured walnut. I bought both of these rifles and didn't even notice this barrel pitting until later, $795.
2) TWO CUSTOM C. SHARPS MODEL 1875 RIFLES, MADE IN BIG TIMBER MONTANA: (For photos go to my antique website at www.goodmanguns.com)
A) UNUSUAL .22LR PISTOL GRIP SPORTER, 24" tapered round barrel, fancy walnut stock, French gray finish on receiver and checkered steel butt plate, cheek piece with accent line, Ideal tang sight (no dovetail on the barrel for a rear sight), globe front sight that will take apertures, near new condition, weighs a little over 9 1/2 lbs., near new condition, $1695.
B) PISTOL GRIP SPORTER IN .45-70 CALIBER, 28" heavy lightly tapered round barrel with mid range vernier tang sight and Hadley eye disc, spirit level globe front sight will take apertures, no rear barrel dovetail, case colored receiver and checkered steel butt plate, nicer than standard rich deep color walnut with a little figure, checkered pistol grip and forend, cheek piece with accent line, weighs right at about 11 lbs., seen very light use, $1695.
ANTIQUE - ORIGINAL SHARPS RIFLES FOR SALE- FOR PHOTOS GO TO MY ANTIQUE ARMS WEBSITE AT www.goodmanguns.com
1) SHARPS 1878 .45-70 BORCHARDT MUSKET, #18XXX, all correct including the "Old Reliable" marked barrel, tight action, safety functions fine (often these don't), original sights (screw only needed in rear sight), mostly gray to gray/brown metal with fine markings, some "vice grip" marks (?) on rear of barrel by receiver- minor, fairly bright bore with scattered light roughness, correct swivels, cleaning rod a replacement, fine forend with a couple cracks beginning around the receiver and moving forward- very minor and hardly worth mentioning- correct checkered steel butt plate, butt stock has had a piece of walnut expertly fitted where there was a chip on the right side of the wrist by the upper tang and has a slight age crack coming back from the receiver on the left side- all this is typical of a well used Borchardt and the wood is basically very solid and all sounds worse than it is, $1695. (For photos go to my antique website at www.goodmanguns.com) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
THE FOLLOWING RIFLES ARE NEW, IN THE BOX, FRESH FROM SHILOH AND READY FOR IMMEDIATE SHIPMENT!
1) Hartford Sporter, .45-70, 28" standard octagon barrel, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), full-buckhorn rear sight, semi fancy walnut, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors .........$3362.94 (#7143)
2) Sporter No.3, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons..................$3008.85 (#7029)
3) Hartford Sporter, .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), full-buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut, AA finish, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, steel shotgun butt plate, polished barrel, polished screws- fire blue, this one will be a beauty! ...........$3910.73 (#7175)
4) No.1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut, AA finish, pewter tip, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, accent line on cheek piece, polished barrel, polished/fire-blue screws, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors......................$4022.62 (#7174)
5) Hartford Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut (unusually colorful, rich walnut), steel shotgun butt plate..................$3311.11 ( #6876-A)
THE FOLLOWING RIFLES ARE ON ORDER AND ARE BEING BUILT NOW. PRICES SHOWN INCLUDE SHIPPING & INSURANCE. THIS IS YOUR TOTAL AMOUNT.
Approx. due date 5/20/14
1) No.3 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, standard walnut, full buckhorn rear sight, steel shotgun butt plate, this one is being built to copy the simple and stout hunter's rifles of the 1870s- just like the one photographed in the Sharps Photos section on the home page that was shipped to California in 1878...............$2470.50 (#7100) SOLD
2) Hartford Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), full-buckhorn rear sight, semi fancy walnut, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate, .........$3062.69 (#7097) SOLD
3) Long Range Express, .45-90, 34" heavy octagon barrel, no rear barrel dovetail or sight, semi-fancy walnut, pewter tip, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, accent line on cheek piece..........$3172.58 (#7099) SOLD
Approx. due date 2/25/15
1) No.1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, pewter tip, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, accent line on cheek piece...................$3184.57 (#6870)
NOTE: I HAVE AN ASSORTMENT OF THE NEW MODEL 1877 SHARPS ON ORDER- BOTH THE #1 AND #2 VARIATIONS. THEY SHOULD BE ARRIVING IN 16+ MONTHS. I'LL POST DETAILS SOON. CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF ORIGINAL 1877 MODELS AND OTHERS IN THE PHOTO SECTION ON HOME PAGE.