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The Model 1874 Sharps rifle and the 45-120 cartridge – history and shooting

The 45-120 or .45 3 1/4 inch cartridge is the strongest among all .45 caliber buffalo cartridges. It is truly a legend, and I am quite sure every western lover has a special place for it in his heart. This film is about its history, connected to the metallic cartridge models of the Sharps Rifle Company.

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0:00 Intro
2:28 Shooters opinion about the 45-120 cartridge
4:40 Recharging rounds at the field without tools
6:00 Shooting offhand to 300m on metal plate
6:36 Presentation of the Pedersoli 1874 Long Range Sharps
7:42 The buffalo hunt era
9:22 Shooting with grease groove bullets to 100meters
10:51 The buffalo rifles
13:05 The Sharps 1874 rifle and the history of the company
15:13 Billy Dixon’s long shot at Adobe Walls
17:06 Shooting paper patch bullets to 100m
19:46 The Creedmoor matches and the Sharps rifle
21:32 Shooting the 1st version paper patch bullets to 200m
23:52 How to clean lead from the bore
24:47 The end of the Sharps Rifle Company
26:04 The history of the 45-120
29:28 Shooting the final paper patch cartridge to 200m
38:25 How the buffalo runners reloaded their cartridges?

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