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Nice, VERY nice!
I'd like someday to get a chance to just shoot/fire one of those.
 

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You will have a lot of fun with that...
 

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Now I have to save up the money for a mold. Not many people make them and they are pricey.:mad:
 

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54 caliber, aren't those a common caliber or do you need a special bullet?
 

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Now I have to save up the money for a mold. Not many people make them and they are pricey.:mad:
I'd suggest slugging the bore. Some years before moving to Alaska I'd bought an Italian made (Pedersoli?) Sharps 1859 New Model from Navy Arms, and borrowed a Lyman mould from a friend who cast bullets for his original Sharps rifles & carbines. The mould cast something in the .545 range as I recall. My Sharps slugged at .52 or thereabouts. Turned out Dixie had the proper projectiles, as well as the nitrated paper for rolling the paper cartridges.
 

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The .45-90 I shot last year gave me a technicolor shoulder for a week. But it was fun. And accurate.
 

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Pedersoli's do have smaller bores. I suppose most any .54 bullet would work but the Sharps Ringtail would be easier to work with. Moose Molds makes a 544-480 double cavity for 125.00
 

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Nice I love my Sharps 45/70
A friend loaned me his 45/70 a couple of years ago for a competition, and I won the championship. I used his 45/90 last year, was sighting it in during the competition, and lost by 2 points. Long story short there. I like the guns; satisfying to shoot, but need to learn how to absorb the recoil better. It goes "bang" and I brace myself for the "OW" about a second later.
 

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I like it! :)
 
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