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Garrett Arms Replica
Apr 2nd, 2009 at 8:14pm
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Hi;
I'm new to this Forum so if I screw up let me know.
I don't know yet the feeling about replica arm but maybe some one will know the answer.
I acquired a Sharps carbine 1863 imported by Garrett Arms it is unfired and seem to be well made it has a working Sharps primer pellet feed system.
Any input regarding this arm would be welcomed.
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #1 - Apr 2nd, 2009 at 9:19pm
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Having sold many of the Garrett rifles when Frank was in business. I can attest to the workmanship and the accuracy of the guns. 

You do have a piece of quality in your hands.  It sounds like you have the 54 cal percussion carbine.  Make sure that if you do shoot it that you keep the forcing cone on the breach block clean and well oiled.

Welcome to the group.  there is also another trick that Frank shared with me.  but contact me by email and I will share it with you if you in fact are going to shoot it.  or just hang it one the wall like I did with mine for the last 15 years.   I took it off the wall one day and had gotten it ready to shoot and a friend wanted to hang it on his wall to look at  I let him have it and now it is hanging on his wall for the last 4 years and is still unfired.




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Reply #2 - Apr 2nd, 2009 at 9:35pm
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Bill you got a Perigrine, I can hang on my wall? Tongue
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #3 - Apr 2nd, 2009 at 9:51pm
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And I can use another Martini!   Roll Eyes

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Reply #4 - Apr 3rd, 2009 at 7:30am
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I have a 1874 Garrett Carbine and it is truely a qualitiy rifle. Purchased mine for $550.00 off a 'walk around' at a gun show.
ALSO, there is one listed on AUCTION ARMS that should bear consideration by anyone wanting a Sharps Carbine. 

NO, it is not my listing, and I do not know the person listing it. I was looking at the seller's other auction and ran across this listing.

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Reply #5 - Apr 3rd, 2009 at 4:41pm
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Bnice  no but I could always use another  the other ones are looking for a new room mate.

38 Cal  Do you have any large olives to go with my martini's?

when you come to the shoot in june one never know's if one is collecting to much dust
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #6 - Apr 3rd, 2009 at 7:22pm
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You want them stuffed with garlic or jalapenos?   Grin

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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #7 - Apr 3rd, 2009 at 8:02pm
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Why does the Garrett on Auction Arms say it's made in Italy? I thought they were made in the USA?
  

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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #8 - Apr 3rd, 2009 at 8:03pm
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Fancy red stuff works fine.  looking for an idea for breechseating my MKll international in centerfire with out adding a lot of holes  any ideads

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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #9 - Apr 3rd, 2009 at 10:22pm
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marlinguy wrote on Apr 3rd, 2009 at 8:02pm:
Why does the Garrett on Auction Arms say it's made in Italy? I thought they were made in the USA?


Yes, I believe they were Italian made. Mine has what appears to be Italian proof maks on the left side of the barrel just in front of the action, but none on the action like current production imports.  One thing for sure, they are high quality. If I did not already have a Sharps Carbine (and the credit card was not stressed) I would certainly buy the one on AA. They are AT LEAST as good as Pedersoli, and I believe a tad better.
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #10 - Apr 4th, 2009 at 2:48am
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I bought a copy of the 1867 Conversion Carbine that Garrett offered in .45-70 (as well as .50-70) in the big remainder sale when Garrett went out of business in the early '80's.  According to the literature, the frame was a forging, like the originals.  Mine has the decommissioned Lawrence primer-flipper, the percussion hammer and half-cock position and a military cartouche stamped in the stock that looks authentic but I understand it was Garrett's initials instead of one of the old military inspectors.

Casehardening and bluing are nicely done, as is the wood finish.  They were made in Italy and Garrett was the importer.  They were nicely authentic and overall quality was good, but not quite up to the current Pedersoli's that I have seen.  The barrel on mine has quite deep rifling.  Groove diameter is 0.457", but the bore is only 0.442".
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #11 - Apr 4th, 2009 at 9:23am
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Wood-to-metal fit with the carbine pictured at AuctionArms is very poor. Is this one an exception to typical Garrett Arms "quality"?  Shocked
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #12 - Apr 4th, 2009 at 4:24pm
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oldreliable, your absolutely right. The wood to metal fit on the auction arms Garrett Arms Sharps sucks. I did not look at it that close before. 
The wood to metal fit on mine is 100% better than the Arms A listed one. It is just as good as any of the pedersoli in the safes.
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #13 - Apr 7th, 2009 at 6:35pm
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Wow!
Thanks for all the input guys.  Sounds like I stumbled into a real find.
It Is 54.Cal and has a 3 digit serial No. under 500.  Fit and finish IMHO
is very very good.  I am toying with the idea of actually making some
paper cartridges and popping some caps.  It just so purtty I hates tu
git it dirty iffn ya knows wat i mean.  Its been hanging on the wall now
for about 2 years and it might hang there little longer.  I jut received
my 1874 sharps 45-110 from C-Sharps Arms which I will go bang with.
Sportslube;
If I decide to run the carbine out to the range I'll contact you
thank for the offer.   
thank All for the input.
  
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Re: Garrett Arms Replica
Reply #14 - Apr 9th, 2009 at 10:13pm
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The Garrett is sought after by those in N-SSA as they are fine shooters. I believe the guys use a 52 cal bullet of around 300 gr. and around 52grs of 3f powder. You can seat the bullet with a dowel rod, just lightly start the bullet into the rifling then deposit the powder into the chamber close the breach and put a musket cap on aim and fire.
One can also use womens perm papers and stick glue them into a tube and onto the bullet base. Fill the paper tube with the powder and fold the paper over and glue. (this is a lot easier than it sounds). You do not need to nitrate the papers like they used to do years ago. The perm papers burn compleatly up, and the musket cap instantantiously penetrates the paper for quick ignition. I use them in my original sharps carbine also.
  
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