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: email@example.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 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 MARCH-APRIL 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, .45-110, 34" heavy octagon barrel, semi-buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), semi-fancy walnut, hand select for dark color and nice grain, 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!.....................$4023.75 (#9959)
2) 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)
3) 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).
4) 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).
THE FOLLOWING PRE-OWNED RIFLES ARE IN STOCK NOW.
1) EARLY SHILOH SHARPS 1863 .54 CALIBER PERCUSSION SADDLE RING CAVALRY CARBINE, #1XXX, MADE IN FARMINGDALE, NY, these are no longer catalogued by Shiloh as they are concentrating on cartridge models only and will not be making any percussion models again, this particular carbine has exc. deep reddish/brown walnut with case colored receiver, Lawrence ladder rear sight, polished barrel blue, sling ring, perfect bore, the only wear appears to be a little to the case colors on the extreme bottom of the lever, steel butt plate shows about all of the case color, tight action, these are lots of fun to shoot and are quite accurate- I shoot mine with breech seated bullet, loose black powder and an RWS percussion cap. My 1863 Shiloh Sporters with target sights will shoot five shot 1 1/4 inch groups loaded this way when I do my part, $1895. (no FFL required) (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com)
2) SHILOH SHARPS, BIG TIMBER, MONTANA MADE 1874 No. 3 SPORTER IN .45-70 WITH 30" STANDARD OCTAGON BARREL, this is a fairly early Montana made Shiloh probably from the late 1980s as it has the Shiloh marked receiver with the Old Reliable logo stamped on the barrel along with C. Sharps markings- all correct for this time in production, double set triggers, straight stock with really attractive heavy straight grain and a deep reddish brown color matching in stock and forend, case hardened action with matching slightly curved steel military butt plate, comes with a mounted Montana Vintage Long Range Soule sight with an adjustable Hadley eye disc with multiple apertures, windage adjustable spirit level globe front sight and two MVA sight insert cards that contain a total of 22 inserts (one insert from each card missing) plus a full buckhorn Ladder rear sight plus an extra semi-buckhorn ladder rear sight, weighs right about 10 1/2 lbs. all in like new condition, the current catalogue price for this rifle with these sights would be over $3000. My price for this one is $2350.(For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com)
3) 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)
4) FAMED GUNSMITH A. O. NIEDNER, MALDEN, MASS., BALLARD No. 3F FINE GALLERY MODEL, .22 LONG RIFLE, WORKED OVER OR RE-BUILT BY NIEDNER BETWEEN 1906-1920, here's a brief run-down on Niedner (as found online): Niedner opened a gunsmith shop in Malden, Mass. in 1906. He worked with members of the Massachusetts Rifle Association, including gun- barrel maker Harry Pope, making tools and rifles for ballistics expert Franklin Ware Mann, and prototype Patridge gun sights for inventor Eugene Patridge. Niedner moved to Dowagiac, Michigan in 1920 to establish the Niedner Rifle Company, and was elected mayor of Dowagiac in 1926. Niedner specialized in chambering and single shot rifles. He manufactured custom rifles for many noted riflemen including Townsend Whelen, Charles Newton and Ned Roberts. Niedner sold the business following the death of his wife in 1940 and lived alone until he died in 1954. This superb rifle is stamped under the butt plate into the stock "A. O. NIEDNER" over "MALDEN, MASS." which makes this one of his early rifles as most are from the later post 1920 Michigan years, It was during this early period that Niedner was associated with the biggest names in the shooting world as mentioned above, this is a Marlin Firearms Company made Ballard with matching numbers on the bottom of the 26" oct. barrel, receiver, forend and Swiss butt plate, perfect re-lined bore, gorgeous dense burl grained butt stock and forend, checkered pistol grip with ebony wedge in bottom, gold plated trigger still shows most of the gold, mottled light case color receiver with exc. original barrel blue, exc. wood with tight wood to metal fit, very tight action, I had an expert gunsmith look this one over and he remarked that some of the internal parts looked about new and barely used- no doubt Niedner's re-work, has the correct small blade front sight, rear barrel dovetail has a filler, must have had a tang sight on at one time as the filler screw holes are now empty, a truly beautiful, classic small bore single shot rifle from one of the best American gunsmiths a hundred years ago! $2950. (For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com and see it under the Antiques and Classics section)
5) CUSTOM HEAVY VARMINT SINGLE SHOT RIFLE ON A MODIFIED ANTIQUE SERIAL NUMBER (NO FFL REQUIRED) WINCHESTER 1885 HIGHWALL ACTION IN .219 DONALDSON WASP CALIBER (BASICALLY A SHORTENED AND BLOWN OUT .30-30 CASE NECKED TO .22) BY NOTED GUNSMITH LECHNER, probably made in the 1940s or 1950s, dramatic high cheek piece butt stock with adjustable hard rubber butt plate, heavy wide nicely grained bench rest style forend, 26" heavy round barrel with nice recessed target crown, extended lever, sharp exc. bore, drilled for scope bases, barrel marked ".219 Don. Wasp" over "LECHNER" weighs right at 12 lbs (obviously without scope), silvered receiver, tight action, thin blue barrel, $1295.(For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com and view under Modern and Custom Classic section.)
6) TWO MAGNIFICENT REMINGTON ROLLINGBLOCK FULL CUSTOM TARGET RIFLES IN NEW, UNUSED CONDITION, THESE ARE TRULY SHOW PIECES! ONE IS A .32-40 CALIBER SINGLE TRIGGER (DARKER WOOD) AND THE OT HER IS A .40-65 DOUBLE SET TRIGGER (LIGHTER WOOD), BOTH ARE IDENTICALLY PATTERNED PISTOL GRIP FULL DELUXE TARGET RIFLES, very high grade Turkish walnut with correct style smooth steel shotgun butt plates, pistol grip bottoms have a stylish and authentic curved schnabel, forend tips are an elegant sweeping ebony schnabel, highly polished blue medium heavy 30" half octagon barrels, absolutely flawless bone/charcoal pack harden case colored receivers (octagon receiver tops) and trigger guards, mid-range Soule tang sights and Remington style spirit level fully adjustable globe front sights were 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 are fitted with scope blocks. The .32-40 rifle weighs approx.13 lbs. and the .40-65 weighs approx. 12 1/2 lbs. Both of these rifles were built to be authentic Remington style rifles and NOT just someone's idea of what a target rifle might be like, these are works of art! $3650 each or $7000 for the pair. Would probably cost about twice this to have these made and sighted today! (NOTE: The .32-40 is sold)(For photos go to my other website at www.goodmanguns.com and view under Modern and Custom Classic section.)
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 (3!) 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 10/10/16
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, AA finish, polished barrel, polished and fire-blued screws, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, bone and charcoal pack harden case color finish................$4077.05 (#9949).SOLD
Approx. due date 1/5/17
1) Hartford Sporter, .50-90, 32" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight (pewter tip and Hartford collar standard on this model), semi-fancy walnut, hand selected for dark color and burl, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons,................$3160.32 (#9955) SOLD
2) Long Range Express .45-70, 34" heavy octagon barrel (no rear sight or dovetail on barrel), semi-fancy walnut hand selected for dark color and nice grain, pewter tip, steel shotgun butt plate, brass escutcheons, accent line on cheek piece...........$3265 .16 (#9957) SOLD
Approx. due date 2/5/17
1) Long Range Express, .45-90, 34" heavy octagon barrel (no rear sight or dovetail on barrel), , extra-fancy walnut, AA finish, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate, polished barrel, polished and fire-blued screws, bone and charcoal pack harden case colors, going to be a beauty!.....................$4236.49 (#9958) SOLD
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.....$3255.41 (#9850)SOLD
2) No. 1 Sporter, .45-90 (2.4" case), 30" heavy octagon barrel, full buckhorn rear sight, semi-fancy walnut- hand selected for dark color and nice grain, accent line on cheek piece, pewter forend tip, brass escutcheons, steel shotgun butt plate.....$3309.54 (#10293)
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) ``
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.