The action flats were good and flat, with no polishing marks anywhere. It was accepted by our military as the 1863 in .50-70, but was changed to .45-70 in 1873. But I also hunt with a Ruger model #3 in 30-40. it carrys lighter than it is and balances great. Since the 19th century, Single Shot Rifles have been the preferred Rifle of confident big-game hunters looking for a greater challenge. This rifle remains in near excellent condition with little signs of use. My light mountain rifle is a Kimber in 6.5 rem. Elegant, finely crafted and finished, and smooth in operation, they are as good as production rifles get. Has a take-down action, with barrel held on by a knurled knob underneath the frame.

Scotsman Alexander Henry’s falling block was popular with European target shooters. With an 1885 High Wall single shot sporting rifle or carbine from Uberti, you can relive a time when rifle shooting was more than a pastime. Ruger No. It was a serious business. the 30-40 handloads are faster than factory '06 so the combo is a long range gun, shoots under 1.0 with 10 shots at 100. 1 single-shot falling-block rifle in .243 Winchester with custom barrel with action open. Sportsman's Guide carries discount Single Shot Rifles from top manufacturers. It 1 falling block single shot rifles represent the best that two of the major American arms makers have to offer. Closely resembling the old Winchester High Wall, the Browning 1885 was a well made and attractive rifle.
Also produced with smoothbore barrel to be used with shot cartridges. By Chuck Hawks. A falling-block action (also known as a sliding-block or dropping-block action) is a single-shot firearm action in which a solid metal breechblock slides vertically in grooves cut into the breech of the weapon and is actuated by a lever. The Browning 1885 and Ruger No. The long barrel, big hole in the barrel, and short action made for a portable and potent package. Falling Blocks: Also known as drop blocks. 1 Rifles . Falling block action rifles rose to fame in the 1880s and fell from glory when times dictated the speed of repeaters. And Ruger No. Single Shot . The metal polish was, as already stated, somewhat overdone. Round barrel 20" in length.
Lightweight small rifle designed expressly to be used by young boys. This type of rifle is perfect for those learning to shoot for the first time or to improve their accuracy. Chiappa Firearms 1874 Sharps Sporting Rifle | 920.025 45-70 Government, 32" BBL, Falling Block, Walnut Checkered w/Patchbox Stock, Blued... Hinterland #: 58731

Chambered for .22 rimfire cartridge, as well as .32 Short or Long.

Today, Uberti makes 3 models of the 1885 High Wall.Like the original High Wall Winchester rifles, today’s guns are chambered in the classic buffalo cartridges of .45-70, .45-90, and .45-120. If you’ve dreamed of owning a Sharps rifle and experiencing its legendary performance but let price stop you, that barrier has been removed.