There were three Sharps 1874 rifles made for Quigley Downunder (QDU) by Shiloh Arms
) One was a spare, one was used in the action shots, the third rifle
was set back to Shiloh and was fitted and aluminum barrel. These rifles weight in at 13 1/2 pounds each
in the scenes where Quigley was using the rifle as a club Tom Selleck could not swing it fast enough to look good on the screen thus the aluminium barrel. Tom Selleck has all three of these rifles. The two that where actually used in the production of QDU Tom returned to Shiloh Rifle Company where they where completely refurbished, the one fitted with the aluminium barrel was refitted with it's original steel barrel.
I have always liked single shot falling block rifles. the 1874 Sharpes and the English Farquharson are my two fantasy rifles. I have a No. 1 and a No.3 Rugar which is about as close as I will get to a Farquharson rifle, the collectors have bid the price of original examples into the stratosphere.
The 1874 just maybe.......