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I'm looking for a Quigly gun. Remember the movie!

Guys/Ladies,

I am looking for a Quigly gun. Look up the movie. To me this is the ultimate rifle for me. I could knock down a deer or elk from 1 1/2 miles. This is what I am wanting. At this point I got 43 squirrels at over 150 Meters(492 Yards with a 22 Marlin bolt action). It is nice to know that after this many years I still can do what our government taught me. LOL

This rifle I am looking for would just get my jollies. Anyone on the DP that could help me get this rifle would be most appreciated. I already have the scope made for this rifle. Bet I could hit a squirrel at 2 miles with this rifle, without touching anything but the head as I did with the last 43.

Can anyone help me?

Jim

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For true long range

You really don't want a sharps double set for practicality,a collectors item maybe.
A practical long range rifle would be a Barett 6.8SPC or a Rementon 700 chambered for the 270 win.
Serious!

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

For extra-long range plinking,

try one of these in .50 http://www.barrettrifles.com

Meet Ronnie Barrett and learn how he told Los Angeles that he wouldn't fix their guns as long as they're banned there. http://www.thegunzone.com/shot/barrett.html

And you might especially like this book which I would highly recommend if you can find it for a decent price. True story: one guy thought is was so good, he didn't make love to his new bride on their honeymoon until he finished the book the 3rd day or so. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_3_14?url=search-alias%3Dap... but use the link at the right side of the page so the Daily Paul can get a commission if you decide to buy.

If you have the money...

It is a Model 1874 Sharps Shiloh, .45-110.

Link here...

http://www.shilohrifle.com/

You won't be able to ~shoot a squirrel in the head at 2 miles~ with this... :)

You are shooting a 500-550 grain bullet with 90-110 grains of powder... so think 1,000 yards. With no wind.

I've no idea of the recoil on that round. A 45-70 with a comparable gun is... impressive.

Hope that helped... :)

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

BMWJIM's picture

Devon, Thank you, you are

the champ in my book. I start looking tonight and hopefully find what I am looking for. Next question, Do you have any contacts with a CNC machine and everything that goes with it. Want to build different barrels ( nine twist vs seven) and chambers, etc...

Jim

PS: Not looking for squirrels with this rifle. But Damn, What a shot for a white tail or elk.

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Hate to Interject, But....

I can't hold it in any more, being a gunsmith, instructor and precision rifleman.

First question, why the hell are you looking at making an extreme range shot on a game animal when it is SO much easier to hit it at brush gun range and only have to walk a short distance to carry your quarry? Nevermind, I know the answer to that one.

Second, turning and milling a barrel is a long and expensive process. My shop time alone is pretty spendy and best spent on other things at present to be honest, but hey, whatever the customer wants. I'm swamped beyond belief or I'd offer a hand.

Third, I hope you were being facetious when you said you bet you could hit a squirrel at 2 miles with what is usually loaded as a blackpowder cartridge. While it is quite true that the Sharps series is/was capable of long range, that is beyond the pale. If you were in STA plt or otherwise, you should know better. Too many variables come into play with even modern cartridges, and any shooter worth his salt wouldn't risk it.

CNC Milling....

Disclaimer.. I know nothing about any of this and would not practice this at home.

That being said...

Start here...

http://www.cncguns.com/

And of course...

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

meekandmild's picture

Sharps 45 caliber

110 grain cartage; 540 grain paperpatch bullet. 30" barrel his had an extra 4" added. liner sight marked up to 1200 yards, his "shoots a might further"

Did you try Google?

I found it in about 10 sec.

http://www.eabco.com/Sharps03.htm

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I am mistaken for I really didn't want a 45-70.

I want the same rifle but in 50 cal. I have a friend that has the 50 cal. He had the 45-70. I have to opt for the 50cal.

I truly thank you for your help .

Semper Fi,

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

I was just about to post that link myself

But I use startpage.com not google.

I believe that is a 50 caliber Buffalo Rifle

Go to the Internet Movie Data Base (www.imdb.com) and look up the movie. Usually, there is some info there.

You better be strong. That's a BIG weapon with a BIG kick.

You might want to look at a Weatherby Magnum for hunting elk.

No it isn't.

It was a modified Sharps in .45-110.

Exactly.

It was actually 3 Model 1874 Sharps Shilohs, .45-110.

~Live life to its fullest, with an open heart, open arms and most important... an open mind~

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Correct, 50 cal. , Bob, I want to thank you.

I truly know how big this weapon is. I already know I can knock a golf ball off a fence at over 2 miles. I just want one of these rifles for my pure enjoyment. Could possibly kill a deer at over 2 1/2 miles if necessary. I just want one of the guns without having to get all the government BS

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

You're welcome, Jim

Another awesome demonstration of the power of that weapon is "Billy Two-Hats" with Gregory Peck and Desi Arnaz, Jr.
I also think one was used to destroy a Lincoln or Cadillac in "Rancho Deluxe".