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Sharps Rifles - Economy Long Range Soule

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The Economy model sights are a no frills “Soule” type tang sight with elevation and windage adjustments. They are not just a stripped down version of our other sights, they are an entirely different sight with a different base and detente spring design that is easier and cheaper to make. It also features only a standard eye cup with #10x32 threads, but the important parts of the sight (the adjustments) are made and fitted the same way as our more expensive sights. It features micrometer adjustments for windage, and vernier scale on the elevation, but also has ½ MOA marks on the elevation knob for more accurate elevation adjustments.

I typically tell potential buyers that it is all the sight 90% of the competitors actually need. It works like it is supposed to and does it at an economical price. I've sold thousands of them over the years with many happy repeat customers.

On the other hand as our eyes get older it is nice to have the “Hadley” style eye cup so we can adjust the hole size to the available light conditions. My standard #10x32 Hadley will screw right on this sight, and can be ordered at the same time as this sight, or added later.

Each type rifle, (i.e., Sharps, Winchester, Remington, Ballard, and etc.) have different angles on the top tang in relation to the bore line. We set the economy model sights to the correct angle when we manufacture them. It requires modification of the staff or spring to adjust that angle, and the detente spring must be compressed during assembly.

For that reason it is not recommended that you attempt to purchase this sight and multiple bases for several different rifles or different types of rifles. Our “Supergrade” sights are more suited for that use.

Because of the lighter detente of this sight, it will tend to tip forward under recoil. If you would prefer that the sight stay upright after firing so you do not need to reset it during the re-loading process then you should consider the Supergrade sight as it has a much stronger detente spring.

Actually it has been shown with slow motion camera work that all sights tip forward under recoil, and then flip to the rear and etc. as the recoil slows. The stronger detente spring of the Supergrade sight actually catches the sight as it passes vertical and stops it at that point so it appears to have not moved.

These sights will fit all the original 1874 Sharps rifles and the American and Italian reproductions as well, by choosing the proper hole spacing and screw size from the selections above.

 The original Sharps models 1877 and 1878 used a different base, The reproductions of those two rifles vary widely as to what is needed to mount sights on them. The best thing to do is measure what you rifle needs and call us, if you are trying to mount a sight on a Sharps 77 or 78 model.

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Product Reviews

  1. A very good sight for the money 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Apr 2020

    Works smoothly, seems properly repeatable, quite well made. Fit right onto my Pedersoli Sharps.

  2. Works GREAT, easy to learn settings! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Nov 2018

    Works great, easily repeatable settings.
    Well made piece, highly recommend!

  3. Economy Soule 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Oct 2018

    Very good sight, hard to believe its the economy model.

  4. Couldn't be more pleased 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Feb 2018

    Ordered Wednesday, delivered Friday all the way to West Texas. Obviously very well made and a big improvement over the sight my rifle came with. High quality sight and first rate service......how do you beat that?

  5. Soule Sights at a good price 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Jun 2016

    This sight is really nice. Fit perfectly on my Pedersoli Sharps. Thanks Lee.

  6. A real quality Soule type sight! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th May 2016

    This sight is really nice for the money spent. Light years ahead of some of the others I looked at, and a far better value for the money. Fit perfectly on my Shiloh Sharps and works really well. Lee's service is first rate, and I had the sight less than 2 days after ordering. You definitely won't regret buying from Lee Shaver.

  7. VERY SATISFIED 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Mar 2014

    I am very satisfied with the sight.But I am especially satisfied with the service.Ordered on Friday and arrived by mail Monday. Sent Lee an e-mail to discuss what I needed and had a reply within the hour.I think this is a man that wants to do business the old fashioned way and is proud of his business and not just looking for the buck. You can be assured that if I need any thing more for the Sharps, Lee will be first on my mind.

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