Own a functional, beautiful work of art and piece of history when you purchase the Lyman 1877 Sharps rifle. As the buffalo era was ending, Sharps refined their renowned rifle to create the rare 1877 Model. It was often referred to as the "English Model" not just due to it's refined styling but for it's high quality English-made barrels. This would be their last side-hammer model. More streamlined, the '77 was more hunting/target rifle and less heavy buffalo gun. It was the most advanced single shot of the day. A year later, William Lyman introduced his now famous Tang Sight.
Now, reproduced for today's single shot enthusiast, Sharps' final iconic side-hammer design and Lyman's sights combine to create Lyman's "Model of 1878". Painstakingly crafted to Lyman's specifications, by Pedersoli, this rare model has only been reproduced as an expensive, custom-made gun, until now. Lyman has changed that with a rifle that's packed with features that assure tack-driving performance.
First and foremost, Pedersoli's renowned craftsmanship and premium quality 45-70 barrel work in conjunction with the double set triggers and Lyman's tang and globe sights for a complete accuracy system. The buttstock has the faster mounting and more comfortable, "shotgun-style" butt and the forend is finished with a premium ebony tip. Both carry tasteful, functional checkering patterns. Period style, laser engraving adds additional elegance to the receiver and lockplate. Overall, Lyman's Model of 1878 is a unique and desirable addition to any single shot enthusiast's collection.
Specifications and Features:
.45-70 Government chambered
Lyman's tang and globe sights
Sharps' elegant lock and receiver
Comfortable "shotgun" butt
Period style laser engraving
Pedersoli's renowned 45-70 barrel
Twist rate: 1x18"
Barrel length: 30"
Overall length: 47"
Length of pull: 14"
Weight: 9 pounds