Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

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Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by sunshinegirl » Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:24 pm

Anyone know the quality of this brand of rifle. A local guy has one for sale, and I am interested, but don't know anything about the maker. Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70 Rachel

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Re: Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by DRCook » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:21 pm

Rachel,

part of the answer has to be a question. What do you intend it to be for ?

The Armi S. Marco sharps have had some hit or miss quality through the years. People have spoken about getting guns that were exceptional, and others complain about guns with soft metal in their lockwork, sloppy chambers and rough barrels.

If you want a rifle that you can use for BPCR type shooting, whether NRA approved matches, or long range gong shoots, you probably would be better at looking at one of the other brands.

Of the Italian made reproductions, Pedersoli's are the best. Current made Uberti's are really Pedersoli's sold under a cross licensing agreement.

Then of course you move to the American made ones, but the price does take a significant jump up.

If you can explain what the purpose of the rifle is to be, then the folks on the board can help give an honest answer.

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Re: Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by Ranch 13 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:10 pm

Speaking from experience the Armi guns are hit and miss.
Don't pay over 500 for it, you can get a good Pedersoli from Cabelas for 9, and a Shiloh or a CSharps for under 2k.

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Re: Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by sunshinegirl » Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:17 pm

$500 is the asking price, and I think I will pass on it. I wanted it for hunting, as I shoot 45-70 in my Marlin. I was toying with the idea of boring it out to 45-110. Sounds as if they had good days, and bad days producing rifles. Thanks for the reply's. Rachel

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Re: Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by Ranch 13 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:09 pm

:lol: If it's like mine in 45-70, all you got to do is trim 45-90 cases 1/10th of an inch and your good to go. :shock:

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Re: Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by Kodiak » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:59 am

I met a shooter at the last Quigley match that went by the name of "Ol' Reliable".

But some others, that claimed NOT to be his friends, refered to him by other names :o :o :o .

I guess that could happen to us all :) :) :) :)


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Re: Armi S. Marco Old Reliable 73 Sharps in 45/70

Post by Bakebfr480 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:30 am

Don't you mean a 74 Sharps?

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