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Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by mrhunterken » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:00 pm

Just a quick general question. On average does anyone know how much a new barrel would cost for a Pedersoli in .45/70.It's Friday night a just for a rambling mind, Is it cheaper on average to rebarrel to a different caliber, or sell the gun and buy another in the desired caliber. In short I want to rebarrel my .45/70 to .44/77. Thoughts???
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by Brent » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:09 pm

rebarreling is going to run at around $500 or more. But i doubt you could by a .44-77 Pedersoli. Rebarrelilng is likely the only option.

WHY do you want to jump to .44-77? What will it do that the .45-70 won't? If it's just for the cache' of the .44, more power to ya, but for scoring points, or killing elk, the .45 will do the job every bit as well.
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by Ranch 13 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:32 pm

It can run anywhere from 2-700, depends on the amount of work needing done, and whether or not you provide the barrel.

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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by Brent » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:47 pm

You really can't buy a barrel for $200. So, pretty hard to get one bought and mounted for less than $500. $400, maybe. But $200, not likely unless you discount the cost of the barrel.
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by Ranch 13 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:24 pm

Had one put one for 200 I supplied the barrel. Had one done for 700 they supplied the barrel.
Like I said before [quote]It can run anywhere from 2-700, depends on the amount of work needing done, and whether or not you provide the barrel.[quote]
Lots of variables depending on dovetails, forearm fitting, type of bluing, etc.
Best bet is to get in touch with a bpcr gunsmith (not to be confused with a gun parts changer) and talk it over with them.
But truthfully I would suggest keeping your 45-70 and just having a 44-77 built.Or picking up another used rifle and having it rebarreled. Having more than one rifle is seldom a bad thing. :mrgreen:

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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by mrhunterken » Sat Oct 08, 2016 8:43 am

Thank you for the replies, I own 3 .45/70's, a .50/90 and a.45/110. .44/77 has aroused my interest for quite awhile, I just do not want to drop another $2-3000. on another rifle. Not even sure if that's the caliber I want, but I want a bottleneck cartridge to experiment on. I know there are better choices out there, I guess I just have too much time on my hands. :D :D
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by Ranch 13 » Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:18 pm

The 44-77 is a great cartridge, with a ton of history behind it. Since Captec Intl. has brass readily available shooting that cartridge is simpler than ever.
You can skate by using Lee 43 mauser dies to reload for it. There are a number of quality moulds in a variety of weights and shapes available at no more cost than any other caliber.

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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by martinibelgian » Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:43 am

Just go for it - but do your research as to the right chamber comfiguration you want: after all, 3 45-70's is a bit overkill - and those BN's will shoot...

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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by mrhunterken » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:02 pm

Clarification, 4 .45/70's, but 2 are lever actions others are Pedersoli's.
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by Singleshot S.A. » Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:36 pm

A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.

Good luck with it.

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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by montana_charlie » Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:23 am

In case you could get interested in a 40/70, I saw this is on Ebay yesterday ... and thought about you.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/SHILOH-SHARPS-B ... SwpLNX-sAk
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by mrhunterken » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:51 pm

Thanks Montana, but by time I saw your post, it was sold for $50. :( who wooda thunk. For that price, I would consider it. Again thanks for lookin out for me.
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Re: Rebarreling a Sharps

Post by montana_charlie » Sat Oct 15, 2016 11:18 am

If I see anything else I will come back here.

In the meantime. I am interested in a good Pedersoli Sharps take-off in 45/90 with a factory chamber.
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