Half-Pint Sharps .44-40 Win: new on American Hunter

Speaking of time travelers…a special guest from the 19th century is here.

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5 Responses to Half-Pint Sharps .44-40 Win: new on American Hunter

  1. Merle says:

    very nice! I missed seeing the price – did anyone pick up on that?

  2. Beans says:

    The manufacturer’s site shows prices around $1,392 for a variety of calibers from .22LR to .45LC, and $1,495 for .17HMR and .218Bee.

    Very beautiful guns. Oh to have the cash to have these works of art hanging on the wall.

  3. Ray says:

    Stevens “Crack Shot” or “Favorite” anyone? The tang sight is wrong for that rig. An old fashioned “V” notch with zero-200 yard adjustment would give same hole groups. Just like great grand Paps old Stevens did. Its a common mistake of company’s building “retro” 19th century guns today. They think too modern, and don’t understand WHY the old boys ordered there rabbit/deer rifles with the sights that they chose. Peep sights are not always the best choice.

    • Those V notch sites were cheap. That is why they came with the basic guns.

      They work well if you have excellent eyes.

      Most guns were not special ordered.

      • Ray says:

        BTW. Before the advent of FFL’s and the rise of anti-gun laws. Almost all firearms were “custom” to a greater or lesser degree, and most firearms in the 19th and early 20th century’s were “Mail Order”. At close range and in dusk/dark conditions “V” notch are better than peep sights. “V” sights came with most guns in the black powder era because they had effective ranges under 300 yards. Most having a trajectory like a rainbow above 100 yards with BP loads. That Mini-sharps would be a lot more fun with a “V” notch “Winchester” type ladder sight.

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