SHILOH SHARPS RIFLES FOR SALE
William T. Goodman, P.O. Box 2002, Bozeman, Montana 59771
TEL. (406) 587-3131 FAX (406) 219-3415 www.shiloh-ballard.com EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 2016 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 SEPTEMBER-NOVEMBER 2017.
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 NEW, IN THE BOX, SHILOH RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW
1) Hartford Sporter, .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), extra fancy walnut- hand selected for contrasting color and fancy grain, AA finish, polished barrel, polished and fire-blued screws, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case color finish................$4139.05 (#9956) SOLD
2) No.1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" #2 14 lb. half-octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, Hand Select extra-fancy walnut (nice grain and dark color), AA finish, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polish barrel, polish fire-blued screws, schnabble pistol grip, pattern 13 engraving (this is a simple border pattern), NOTE: Shiloh has made very few half-oct. bull barrel models, in fact I have ordered most of them and I doubt they number more than 15 or 20 rifles at most. This particular rifle will likely be a one of a kind and truly exceptional Shiloh.....................$6051.26 (#9935).
3) Saddle Rifle (straight stock, cheek piece, shotgun butt), .45-110, 30" #3 16 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut hand selected for dark color and burl, AA finish, pewter forend tip, steel shotgun butt plate, accent line on the cheek piece, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire-blued screws, The next batch of bull barrel models might not take place for several years! Brand new with warranty card etc..........................$5319.02 (#9932). SOLD
4) No. 1 Sporter, .45-90 (2.4" case), 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut- hand selected for dark color and dense burl nice grain structure with (great wood!), accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate.....$3587.89 (#10293-A)
THE FOLLOWING PRE-OWNED RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW.
1) INCREDIBLE SHILOH SHARPS FIND! HARTFORD COMMEMORATIVE .45-70 WITH TRULY AMAZING WALNUT! Exactly 100 of these fine rifles were made in the early 1990s. Each came with a silver and gold belt buckle showing a Sharps rifle etc. and was serial numbered prominently to match the rifle. This one has the boxed belt buckle. The rifles were all made with extra fancy walnut,30" heavy oct. barrels, had special silver banners on the lock plate stating "Hartford Model" as well as a silver serial number banner plus a decorative silver band around the barrel at the Hartford Collar (this is a $300 option now)! They also had heavy crescent style butt plates like some early original Sharps from the 1872 period had (this item is not available today on any Shiloh rifle), polished barrels and special polished screw heads, pewter forend tip, Hartford collar on the barrel and a silver band inlayed in the rear of the barrel just ahead of the receiver, full buckhorn Lawrence ladder rear sight, double set triggers, all were in a special serial range of B001 to B100. This one is B03X and is in unfired condition. HOWEVER, the walnut on this rifle is no less than spectacular for it's color, burly grain pattern with light flame throughout and consistency from butt plate to forend cap! I've seen a small number of Hartford Commemoratives and this easily has the finest walnut of any I've seen in person or in photos. As a Shiloh dealer since the 1990s I've seen and sold about two thousand of these rifles and I'd have to say this is one of the top pieces of wood I've seen on any Shiloh rifle! These are really going up in value fast...when they can be found. This one is simply stunning from butt to muzzle! $4750 (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com)
2) ANOTHER WONDERFUL, DISCONTINUED SHILOH SHARPS RARITY! 1863 GEMMER STYLE .54 CALIBER PERCUSSION OCTAGON RIFLE! This is a spectacular looking rifle made in the late Farmingdale, New York days before moving to their current Montana factory. Not only is the Gemmer Rifle no longer offered, all percussion models have been discontinued- which is a real shame as they are incredibly accurate if loaded correctly and just plain fun to shoot! This rifle has truly magnificent extra fancy reddish/brown burl stock and forend, classic Hawken style cheek piece, 34" oct. barrel with wood wiping rod held by two thimbles connected to a full rib under the barrel, forend is double keyed with steel nose cap, double set triggers, fire blued screws, special browned full crescent butt plate with toe plate as well as browned barrel and furniture, case colored receiver, long fancy Hawken style buckhorn rear sight with blade front sight, weighs approx. 11 lbs., AND ALL IN UNFIRED, NEW CONDITION! All Gemmer Rifles are rare as can be, but the 1863 Percussion Gemmer is almost impossible to find! $4750. (no FFL required) (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com)
3) CUSTOM WINCHESTER 1885 HIGHWALL IN .45-90 CALIBER, this is an attractive custom rifle built on an antique serial number Highwall receiver (#84XXX made 1898), it was made with a really attractive high grade nicely figured walnut pistol grip stock with checkered steel shotgun butt plate, the forearm is of matching walnut and is fairly wide with schnable tip, the barrel is a heavy round 26" that measures a full 1.09" at the muzzle, rear sight is a Krag rifle sight that is adjustable for windage and elevation and also has the original Krag "notch or slide-up aperture" for sighting, front sight is a globe that will take apertures, exc. wood, receiver and barrel are a thin blue/gray, bright exc. bore, nice recessed target crown on muzzle, tight action with very light trigger pull, unmarked except for caliber designation on the side of the barrel, should be a fine target or hunting rifle, weighs right at about 11 lbs., $1595. (no FFL required) (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com)
4) HARRINGTON AND RICHARDSON "OFFICERS MODEL" TRAPDOOR .45-70 SPRINGFIELD REPRODUCTION, MADE IN THE 1970S IN THE U.S.A., a fine copy of the rare and valuable Springfield product of the 1870s intended for officers assigned to Western outposts for hunting purposes, checkered, wrist, engraved lock, hammer, barrel band, breech, pewter tip, etc., wiping rod under the barrel, sporting tang sight, checkered stock and forend- all a close copy of the original, In the 1970s, Handloader Magazine did an extensive article on reloading the .45-70, they used one of these in the test along with a bunch of other rifles and this one proved the most accurate, like new condition, the former owner put gold leaf (available at all hobby shops) in the engraving to make it stand out, easily removed with alcohol, these are getting harder and harder to find especially in this condition, still a bargain when you can find one, $1195. (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com)
5) FABULOUS REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK FULL CUSTOM TARGET RIFLE IN NEW, UNUSED CONDITION, TRULY A SHOW PIECE! CALIBER .40-65, DOUBLE SET TRIGGERS, PISTOL GRIP FULL DELUXE OVERALL, very high grade Turkish walnut with correct style smooth steel shotgun butt plate, pistol grip bottom has a stylish and authentic curved schnable, forend tip is an elegant sweeping ebony schnable, highly polished blue medium heavy 34" half octagon barrel, absolutely flawless bone/charcoal pack harden case colored receiver (with octagon receiver top) and trigger guard, mid-range Soule tang sight and Remington style spirit level fully adjustable globe front sight made by Mike Stevens (It is my understanding that he was the top maker of this kind of sights in the 1980s and that he is now deceased) and fitted with scope blocks. Weighs approx. 12 1/2 lbs. Built to be authentic Remington style rifle and NOT just someone's idea of what a target rifle might be like, truly a work of art! $3650. Would cost twice this amount to have built today! (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com and view under Modern and Custom Classic section.)
6) .44-40 CALIBER ROLLING BLOCK CARBINE, MADE BY PEDERSOLI, truly excellent quality (unlike some other imported Rolling Blocks), this model has the large No.1 action for strength, case colored action and trigger guard, 20" blued barrel with a case colored barrel band, military style rear sight with dovetailed blade/bead front sight, nice American color walnut (as opposed to European walnut) stock and forend with fancier than standard grain, nice light crisp trigger pull, perfect inside, shows no real use, like new overall, Dixie Gun Works lists these in their catalog at $1200. My price for this one is $895.(For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com and view under Modern and Custom Classic section.)
7) CUSTOM SHARPS 1878 BORCHARDT SPORTING RIFLE, .45-70 CALIBER, this is a really beautifully stocked rifle that still has some potential! Original Borchardt action and round barrel that has been cut and professionally crowned at 24", barrel retains the Sharps markings as well as the "OLD RELIABLE" logo, receiver also retains the Sharps markings, The barrel and receiver were left "in the white" and would benefit greatly from some blue! The pistol grip butt stock has an original Sharps checkered steel shotgun butt plate, pistol grip as the "panels" on the sides behind the receiver as well as the decorative schnable on the bottom of the pistol grip, all done in truly magnificent fiddleback walnut of a rich deep brown color, forend is also of matching high grade walnut with ebony forend tip and matching side panels ahead of the receiver, tight action and light trigger pull with correctly functioning safety, barrel retains the original Lawrence ladder rear sight but is fitted with a windage adjustable spirit level globe front sight matched with a long range Soule rear sight with adjustable aperture Hadley eye disc, very tight wood to metal fit and nicely oil finish on the wood, generally bright about exc. bore- anything in the bore is very minor, this should make for a fun target rifle or an exceptional hunting rifle! Weighs right at about 8 lbs and balances perfectly at the front of the action. Having a rifle like this stocked in high grade walnut like this one has would in itself cost a bundle! $2400.(For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com and view under Modern and Custom Classic section.) SOLD
THE FOLLOWING RIFLES ARE ON ORDER AND ARE BEING BUILT NOW. PRICES SHOWN INCLUDE SHIPPING & INSURANCE. THIS IS YOUR TOTAL AMOUNT.
BULL BARREL MODELS: Note, Shiloh makes a run of these every couple of years (sometimes longer). Shiloh charges $750 additional for bull barrels. There is also an additional charge charged by the factory for half-octagon, pewter tips and polishing the barrel. The six rifles listed are the only ones I'll be getting and when they are gone, it could be three or four (3or 4!) years before I am able to order more. My fee is $300 over catalogue price instead of my usual $200. Probably the next batch of bull barrels will reflect price increases over the next several years.
Approx. due date 6/1/16
1) No. 3 Sporter, .45-110, 30" #3 16 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, steel shotgun butt plate, a copy of the simple and rugged buffalo rifles of the late 1870s.................$3395.37 (#9861) SOLD
2) No. 3 Sporter, .45-110, 30" #2 14 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, steel shotgun butt plate, a copy of the simple and rugged buffalo rifles of the late 1870s..................$3395.37 (#9931) SOLD
Approx. due date 9/15/16
1) Saddle Rifle (straight stock, cheek piece, shotgun butt), .50-90, 30" #2 14 lb. octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut hand selected for dark color and burl, AA finish, pewter forend tip, steel shotgun butt plate, accent line on the cheek piece, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, polished barrel, polished fire-blued screws.........................$5248.32 (#9933).SOLD (old price)
Approx. due date 6/1/17
1) No. 1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate.....$3313.39 (#9850)SOLD
Approx. due date 7/1/17
1) No. 1 Sporter, .45-70, 30" heavy octagon barrel full buckhorn rear sight, extra-fancy walnut, AA finish, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate, polished barrel, polished fire blued screws, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, this is a beauty!.....$4226.26 (#10294) SOLD
Approx. due date 8/15/17
1) Hartford Sporter, (made to be like a Quigley Rifle), .45-70, 34" heavy octagon barrel, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), semi-buckhorn rear sight, patchbox...........$2944.93 (#10308)
2) Hartford Sporter, .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut, traditional steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, a typical fancier than standard "Big Fifty" buffalo rifle of the early 1870s..............$3197.82 (#10306) SOLD
Approx. due date 9/15/17
1) Saddle Rifle (don't let the name fool you, this is simply a straight stock sporting rifle with shotgun butt plate and cheek piece as standard), .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, semi buckhorn rear sight, extra fancy walnut, AA finish, polished barrel, polished/fire blued screws, traditional steel butt plate, pewter forend tip, Hartford collar, accent line on the cheek piece, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, built to be like a very fancy "Big Fifty" sporting/buffalo rifle of the early 1870s............$4265.84 (#10307)
2) Hartford Sporter, .45-70, 34" heavy octagon barrel, semi-buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), semi-fancy walnut, AA finish, polished barrel, polished and fire-blued screws, patch box, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case color finish (this will be on patch box too), this one is like the Quigley Model but upgraded and quite a bit fancier!..................... $4048.26 (#10309)
I ALSO HAVE AN ASSORTMENT OF THE NEW MODEL 1877 SHARPS ON ORDER- BOTH THE #1 AND #2 VARIATIONS. I'LL POST DETAILS SOON. CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF ORIGINAL 1877 MODELS AND OTHERS IN THE PHOTO SECTION ON HOME PAGE.