original sharps barrels

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by chaportneack, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. chaportneack

    chaportneack New Member

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    im building a sharps rifle from a repro action of high quality
    also looking for barrel in the two inch accross flats
    or 1.75 in blank octagon or round octagon prefered
     
  2. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    2" across flats??? What the hell is this a cannon? Most .50-.58 cal. rifles are 7/8" across flats...
     

  3. Slickrick214

    Slickrick214 New Member

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    This isn't an original but I checked a bunch of websites and its the only place I could find repro Sharp barrels.

    http://www.dixiegunworks.com/default.php?cPath=22_128_509_522
     
  4. h8dirt

    h8dirt New Member

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    I assume you are looking for two different barrels -- one for a Sharps reproduction and another in 1.75 - 2.00 inches across the flats for a bench gun. My dad has an old 40 cal. X 1.75" X 42" in a bench gun that will shoot the lights out. Today, I'd contact Green Mountain Barrel Company for both. They do great work, cater to the custom builder and they have value pricing (not cheap but high quality for the $). Hope this helps.
     
  5. oldfogey4ever

    oldfogey4ever New Member

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    You can go here (VTI) or here (GPC). GPC handles original stuff, VTI modern repro (higher quality steel). This place (AntiqueGuns.com) ocassionally has decent-quality "pulls" from original rifles.
     
  6. Hawg

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    Sounds like he wants a two inch barrel on a Sharp's. Gonna be one heavy mutha.
     
  7. oldfogey4ever

    oldfogey4ever New Member

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    2" across flats = 4" barrel, never made; but with info he can see what's available (could you imagine trying to put a 4" inch thick 32" long barrel on a horse for a couple months back then - hah, you'd of killed 'em, but then you wouldn't been able to pick it up to sllide it into the scabbord either)!