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Posted: 6/22/2016 3:54:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/23/2016 12:25:39 PM EDT by 1srelluc]
I found this New Model 1863 Sharps Carbine .50-70 Conversion today for $400.00

It's a early Sharps conversion using the original 6-groove .52 barrel (later Springfield conversions used a 3-groove .50 liner) so I don't expect much in the accuracy department though the bore is quite good.

It was a CW era Carbine (serial 78703) and has the period inspector's marks on the side of the barrel.





Link Posted: 6/22/2016 5:01:38 PM EDT
$400 ? That's real nice for that price. Try casting really soft bullets and use black powder to give it a good bump up into the rifling. You might get lucky and be surprised.
Link Posted: 6/22/2016 10:05:54 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
$400 ? That's real nice for that price. Try casting really soft bullets and use black powder to give it a good bump up into the rifling. You might get lucky and be surprised.
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I bet you could get a mold made that would give you basically a hollow base Minnie Ball type bullet..........
Link Posted: 6/23/2016 7:03:28 AM EDT
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I bet you could get a mold made that would give you basically a hollow base Minnie Ball type bullet..........
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Originally Posted By Green_Canoe:
$400 ? That's real nice for that price. Try casting really soft bullets and use black powder to give it a good bump up into the rifling. You might get lucky and be surprised.

I bet you could get a mold made that would give you basically a hollow base Minnie Ball type bullet..........


I read of a mold that casts basically a heel type bullet that is supposed to work OK in the early conversions.
Link Posted: 6/24/2016 9:04:10 PM EDT
That is excellent for the price! Heck...twice the price or more!

Rob
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