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A.M.T. 1874 Sharps ?
Apr 9th, 2016 at 4:30pm
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Hi
I can't find any info on this 45-120 Sharps rifle anywhere and thought someone here may help me. I have had this rifle for 25 plus years and everywhere I have asked about it I'm told A.M.T. has never made or imported a 1874 rifle. When I purchased it (long story) I was told the first 4 rifles made were Serial Numbers  #1 - 45-70 #2 45-90 #3 45-110 and this rifle #4 45-120. In the past 25 years of searching I can find no other rifles except the one I own. Has anyone here ever seen any?
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Re: A.M.T. 1874 Sharps ?
Reply #1 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 9:30am
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I had an AMT Sharps just like that at one time. All of them(i have seen a few others) were 45-70. I would bet it was re-chambered to 45-110. I sold mine because even with a 45-70 that butt plate was uncomfortable.

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Reply #2 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 10:26am
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found this 1975 flyer    (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)

  
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Reply #3 - Apr 10th, 2016 at 11:09am
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Thanks everyone and I also had a email sent to me stating these rifles were also made to 7/8 scale. Now I will have to weigh & mic this rifle.
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Reply #4 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 9:52am
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Paul, I purchased an AMT Sharps rifle in 45/70 several years ago. It has a 30 inch 1 1/8 barrel and weighs in at an even 13 lbs. It is stocked in English Walnut and has  a shot gun butt with an English style check piece. It is a pussycat to shoot off of a rest. Very nice looking and smooth operating rifle...,.Ed
  
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Reply #5 - Apr 23rd, 2016 at 6:50pm
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I can remember when the hardballer came out.
we all thought it had to be way better than the govt model for some reason Roll Eyes
then one guy got one and had the stainless steel gall on him Cry
the blued steel colt did not seem so bad then Smileythat was back in the days when you could order direct from America to australia Cheesy
oh how times have changed.
keep safe,
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Reply #6 - May 14th, 2019 at 1:31pm
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I know it's an old thread but was hoping to hear more from people who have one of these AMT Sharps. How did you get it, what caliber, was it a kit or sold as finished Firearm. It's another odd duck that I would like to chase down more info and maybe an example if the price is right.
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