Left: Intricate engraving adorns the Uberti Sharps Extra Deluxe rifle, which includes a beautifully detailed side view of a bison and a bison’s head. The butt stock and fore-end of the rifle are fashioned from the finest AAA-select walnut. Right: The Creedmore tang sights used on Sharps rifles were of three heights, for varying yardage. The lowest, short-range sight was good to 300 yards; mid-range, to about 600 yards; and the long-range, to 1,200 yards and beyond.
Left: All models of Uberti 1874 Sharps rifles (except the Cavalry Carbine Sharps) feature a double-set trigger. This allows the front trigger to be set to a very light pull weight, an aid to accurate shooting. Middle: The Uberti 1874 Deluxe Sharps features a 34" barrel with a dovetailed front globe sight to be used in conjunction with a rear, tang-mounted Creedmore sight. Right: The top tang on the Sharps receiver is drilled and tapped to accommodate the attachment of a Creedmore rear sight.
The original Sharps rifle, patented in 1848 by Christian Sharps, was loaded with a linen cartridge and percussion primer. The sturdy action of Sharps rifles made them faster and easier to load than conventional muzzleloaders. In 1859, the U.S. Navy placed the first military order for 900 of the single shot rifles. That same year, John Brown’s raiders carried Sharps carbines at Harper’s Ferry. And when the Civil War began, carbine versions were ordered for the cavalry.
After the war, the American Rifle Team used Sharps rifles, adapted to fire metallic cartridges, to win the first international long-range rifle match. In 1874, after 700 Comanche warriors attacked 30 buffalo hunters in the Texas panhandle, the hunters used their Sharps rifles to exact a punishing toll. By the early 1880s, the long-range models had become the favorites of professional buffalo hunters because of their long-range capability.
Chambered in classic .45-70, all 1874 Sharps-replica Uberti rifles are true to the originals. The hand-engraved Sharps Extra Deluxe, previously available only through select World Class Collection™ dealers, is now available through all Uberti dealers.
|1874 SHARPS SPECIFICATIONS|
|71010*||Cavalry Carbine||.45/70||22"||Straight A-Grade Walnut Stock||$1,739|
|71001†||Special||.45/70||32"||Checkered Pistol Grip Walnut Stock||$1,949|
|71002††||Deluxe||.45/70||34"||Straight AA-Grade Checkered Walnut Stock||$3,059|
|71003†||Down Under||.45/70||34"||Straight A-Grade Checkered Walnut Stock||$2,509|
|71005††||Buffalo Hunter||.45/70||32"||Straight A-Grade Checkered Walnut Stock||$2,469|
|71100†||Extra Deluxe||.45/70||32"||Straight AAA-Grade Walnut Stock||$4,869|
Number of Grooves: 6
Frame: Case-hardened (except Extra Deluxe)
Trigger: Double Set (except Cavalry)
Levers and Buttplates: Case-hardened
* Round Barrel, all others are Blue Octagonal.
†Pewter Fore-end Cap.
††Tang mounted Creedmoor sight and Pewter Fore-end Cap.
Cavalry is 38.3" and 8 lbs. Cavalry has Case-hardened Levers and Blue Buttplate.
Other Lengths: 46.9", 48.9", 50.9" Weights: 10.25-11 lbs.
|BBL = BARREL||C/H = CASE-HARDENED||B/S = BACKSTRAP||T/G = TRIGGER GUARD|
Specifications subject to change without notice.