They can be used on a percussion rifle. You can try here for starters:
First of all, what is the proper name for the long brass tubular rifle sight as seen on the Sharpes rifle used in The Outlaw Jose Wales.
Does anyone use this sight their percussion rifle? How well do they work? Since my eyesight is getting a little mature, I thought one of these sights would correct the problem of focusing on two iron sights at a time. I know they didn't have magnification, but are there cross hairs inside? Naturally, where can I find one? Comments anyone? Thanks
I have one of them hanging on the wall just above my computer screen in the office, it's an older Dixie Guns Works scope that I got several years ago that was made by Tasco, it's even stamped on the tube and end-caps. Anyway it is 4X with cross-hairs and it works quite well for what it is. The reason that it is hanging on the wall is I am in the middle of of building an "over the log gun" (a 35 lb black powder rifle) and it is reserved for that project. The name of the scope is a "Malcomb" telescopic sight, and they do come in various lengths.
Thanks for the info. After going to Buffalo Arms, I got a real education. Could you imagine if William Malcolm could know that knock offs of his invention are going for over $600! Why, that could by a 100 acres of land and then some!
i bought a 3x malcom for a little sharps and it was a bitch to zero and you had to keep making small adjustments to it. i realy wished it would have worked out, i,m going to a 6x or 8x unertl 3/4 inch tube made for a rimfire with recoil spring. pictures are of the sharps with the malcon on it eastbank.
Jim Leatherwood is making them for around $420 or so. Go to his sight site and have a look.
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I just had my Uberti scoped. Have yet to make it to the range, though. Scope is 6x, 32 inch that I picked upon Ebay.
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What is your little Sharps chambered in?
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the little sharps is chambered in 44-40 win., i realy like the rifle and it shoots very well and deserves a good scope and i wish the 3x malcom was it,but it was not. i just could not keep it zeroed. it shoots better with the factory peep sight,but i wished for a low powered scope that would fit the small profile of the little sharps. eastbank.
Probably the most popular scope used in Black Powder Cartridge Rifle Silhouette Matches is the Montana Vintage Arms models. www.montanavintagearms.com I use the 28" Series 3000, 6x with standard cross hairs. I believe it to be one of the best on the market, altho' they are a little on the high $$ side.