Lyman Celebrtes 140th Anniversary With New Pedersoli-Made Sharp’s Carbine

To celebrate their 140 years in business, Lyman Products has partnered with Perdersoli to produce a special edition 1878 Sharp’s Carbine. They’ll only be making, wait for it, 140 examples of the 140-year-old rifle which will be chambered .30-30 Winchester and sell for $1,999.95. If you’ll be in Dallas this weekend, you can fondle one at their NRAAM booth. Here’s their press release . . .

To commemorate Lyman’s 140th year in business, we are proud to introduce our new Lyman Sharps Carbine – 140th Anniversary Model. This beautiful rifle is being made for us by Pedersoli, who several years ago began making our 45-70 caliber 1878 Sharps rifle. Our new Sharps Carbine is a streamlined, lighter weight version of the 1878 model, and will be chambered in 30-30 Winchester. The rifle will be equipped with a Lyman #2 Tang sight, which was one of the original sights that gave us our start 140 years ago.

Vist the Lyman Products booth (#7844) at the NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas this week to see this beautiful rifle in person!

Features:

  • Limited to only 140 units, serialized 1-140
  • Rifles will be engraved with  “Lyman Gun Sight Company  1878 – 2018 140 years”
  • Caliber – 30-30 Winchester
  • Streamlined, lighter version of our 1878 Sharps Rifle
  • 24” barrel
  • 7-pound weight
  • Front sight pivots to allow the shooter to choose  between a blade sight or a globe style bead sight

Item #6000140     MSRP $1999.95     UPC: 011516601407

comments

  1. avatar MiketheHopsFarmer says:

    Where do I send my order?

  2. avatar Ralph says:

    A double set trigger? Nice.

  3. avatar jwtaylor says:

    I’d be interested in buying one in .45-70, which was around in 1878, but not in .30-30, which had not yet been invented.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      And here it is, double-set triggers and all, to make Ralph drool :

      1. avatar Geoff PR says:

        Hickok 45 made a nice long range review on it :

        1. avatar jwtaylor says:

          I already have a sharps in 45-70. But I would be interested in this anniversary edition if it was also in inappropriate caliber.

    2. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      The 78 was the epitome of the side hammered Sharps rifle other than the Borchard/Sharps which was even latter time frame and not side hammered.
      As to caliber choice,if Lyman wanted to go lighter in caliber and still a caliber Sharps actually chambered in it would be 38 – 55,however at a limited 140 count production they will sell all of them,even in 30 WCF.

    3. avatar Gun Free School Zones are a crime against humanity says:

      A stream lined 7 pound .30-30 sharps? It’s going to look like a half sized boys rifle.

      No way.

  4. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Don’t know what happened with my post but here is what I posted.

    The 1878 was the epitome of the side hammered Sharps rifle other than the Borchard/Sharps which was even latter time frame and not side hammered.
    As to caliber choice,if Lyman wanted to go lighter in caliber and still a caliber Sharps actually chambered in it would be 38 – 55,because as JW Taylor pointed out the 30 WCF didn’t see the light of day until 1895 long after Sharps Rifle Company closer their doors,in 1881. However at a limited 140 count production they will sell all of them,even in 30 WCF.

  5. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    I know someone with a Colt Sharps. It took a few decades but man that gun was a good investment. wonder if this one is worth the speculation too.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      C.Sharps or Shiloh, can’t go wrong,ordered my C. Sharps in 1980,still shooting it for BPCR and SASS long range matches.
      Although these days I had to replace the Axtell sights for a MVA scope and shoot in scope class,the eyes haven’t held up as well as the rifle.

  6. avatar John in AK says:

    I’m puzzled. . .
    The Sharps Model of 1878 was the Sharps-Borchardt, a HAMMERLESS dropping-block rifle invented by the same Hugo Borchardt who ended up designing the Borchardt C-93 semi-automatic pistol that was the forerunner of the Luger.
    Now, an 1874 Sharps DOES have a side-mounted hammer, as does the Model 1877. THIS looks like an 1877.
    Of course, they can call it whatever they like, I suppose. Why they would choose .30WCF is beyond me, though.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      Correct,perhaps Davide Petersoli has some contractual conflict or not with production of the 77 model.

      https://shilohrifle.com/rifles/1877-sharps-rifles/

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