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Taylor's & Co. Model 1874 Down Under .45-70 Govt 32" Oct RIF/138CABLU
Manufacturer: Taylor's & Company
Model: 1874 Down Under Model
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Capacity: Single Shot
Barrel Length: 32" Octagonal
Overall Length: 49"
Weight: 10.6 lbs
Finish: Blue Finish with Case Hardened Frame and Double Set Trigger
Stock: Checkered Walnut
Sights: Fixed Front Sight, Rear Ladder Sight
Best known as a buffalo-hunting gun, the Sharps sporting rifle became known as the "Old Reliable" by those who hunted buffalo for their hides. Among those associated with the rifles were Billy Dixon, Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson and others who used the big single-shot to maximum effect on the seemingly endless herds of buffalo. Reproducing the Sharps at a reasonable price was a challenge for modern manufacturers because of its sliding breechblock and many angles and corners. It has been accomplished, however, and Taylor & Co. is proud to offer the colorful, high quality 1874 Sporting Rifle in a variety of barrel lengths and calibers for hunting and target shooting. 1874 Down Under Model Features case-hardened frame, patchbox, butt plate, and lever; blue barrel finish, hand-checkered stock and forend. Forend has a Hartford-style, pewter forend tip.
Rifle Caliber: .45-70 Government