Zone #14 - The Shiloh Sharps .45-70 Long
Range Express - Page 1
could hardly wait for the opening of "Quigley
Down Under", back in 1990. I had seen
the previews and it looked like a great movie.
I was not disappointed.
But, while watching the movie, I fell in love
with his rifle. I just had to have one.
the end of the movie, as the other folks were
filing out of the theater, I was watching
the credits to find what I needed to know.
Sure enough, it finally said, "Shiloh
Sharps Rifle Manufacturing Company, Big Timber,
Montana, For the Creation of Quigley's Rifle".
I left the theater determined to get one of
I discovered that there was a 2+ year waiting
period for a rifle. I later found that there
had been only one exception to getting in
line …… Quigley's rifle. Oh well,
good things come to those that wait. I placed
A little over 2 years later, I got a letter
that said mine was coming up for production
and did I want to make any changes to my order.
I did not.
I wanted an 1874 Long Range Express in .45-70,
with extra fancy wood, and an extra long barrel
at 34 inches. I wanted a shotgun style butt
stock, with vernier long range sights and
changeable front aperture sights. It would
have a double set trigger. I wanted a spirit
level front sight with windage adjustments.
And, I wanted it now.
I got it a few months later and it was well
worth the wait. It was beautiful.
It weighs about 13 pounds, a little heavy
for competition, but I wasn't going to use
it in competition.
And the extra weight made it more pleasant
action is simple, but stout. It is a lever
action, dropping block.
that block comes up behind the base of the
cartridge, it shuts like a bank vault.
the rear sights.
It is a Long Range Vernier Aperture Sight.
the front sight with spirit level.
This helps the shooter make sure that you
don't "cant" the rifle, which
will effect impact at long ranges.