Pedersoli Reproduction: 1874 Sharps Light

Pedersoli Sharps

Davide Perdersoli & C. had a great many firearms on display at the recent SHOT Show. Among them were the modern reproductions of the 1874 Sharps chambered in .22 LR. The guns have beautiful wood stocks and a a black burnished finish.

Although light when compared to the original 1874, these guns still weigh in at nearly 8 pounds and have a 24″ barrel. The overall length is 41″. The guns are being imported into the US by the Texas-based Italian Firearms Group.

Pedersoli Sharps

Pedersoli is also making a Varmint Hunter version of this rifle chambered for the .22 Hornet cartridge. The .22 Hornet is a centerfire round with the capability to push lightweight bullets beyond 3,000 fps.

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  • Beeblebrox

    There are so many interesting firearms available now in 22LR. Locally I am starting to see 22LR at Academy, but never at WalMart. I am sure the supply will eventually catch up, but I will never be able to shoot through a brick of 22 with abandon like in the good old days.

  • Chris Durkee

    TIL that my continued happiness relies on my ownership of one of these.

  • Dr Sick

    the channel Cap’n ball on youtube (you know, the hungarian guys) shot it 3-4 week ago.
    Seems like a very well made gun !

  • Todd

    I want, nay, I need one of these!

  • Jeff Smith

    I cant help but wonder what the recoil on an 8 pound .22 is like.

    • charlesrhamilton

      Non existent?

  • ak74fan

    What is the MSRP?

  • charlesrhamilton

    I want a Sharps scaled down to the .22LR cartridge. Give me that and a scaled down gatling gun in 22 and I would go broke buying ammo.