Little Sharps

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Little Sharps

Post by OODA » Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:09 am

Has anyone shot the scaled down 1874 Little Sharps by Little Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company in Big Sandy, Montana (

I want to build an heirloom quality rifle for my little girl (18 mos.) and was thinking about one of these in .22LR. I’m leaning towards a 28 inch half-octagonal BBL handsomely engraved by Duke. I’ve struggled over the best BBL length for the rifle for a while now and figure that Anschutz makes the most accurate .22LR rifles and they use 26-28 inch BBL.

Any experience with these rifles or my BBL length would be appreciated.


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Post by Rbump » Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:20 pm

A .22 only needs 16>18" for top accuracy so the added length is really for sight radius. Buy a rifle with the barrel length in proportion to the rifle size, it will not only be good looking but should be a good shooter as well.
The engraving will add to the rifles appearence and help make it a real family heirloom. Rbump