It's amazing how quickly plans can change. Last Saturday the Wife and I had just left the range and were on our way to buy a new CZ TSO. We decided to stop and grab lunch on the way and that's when it happened. I received an email for a new auction listing that completely changed the course of the day. As soon as I showed it to the Wife, she said "You've wanted one for decades, why don't you buy it?" So after a couple of phone calls to verify the details, that's exactly what I did. She wasn't kidding about wanting one for decades. I developed a severe case of "wants" in the late 1980's after seeing them used in competition. Then, in 1990, a certain movie came out starring the gun, oh and some guys named Tom Selleck and Alan Rickman, and thousands of people placed orders pushing the wait time for a new one from months to 5+ years. And the prices for used versions went through the roof. So when this one popped-up in great condition, and under market value, I just couldn't say no. It is a Shiloh Sharps 1874 Long Range Express chambered in .45-70 with a 34" heavy octagon barrel, pistol grip buttstock with cheekpiece, and a shotgun-style butt to make it more comfortable to shoot. The original owner ordered it with upgraded wood and a steel buttplate, then added a long-range vernier tang sight with a globe front. I've written Shiloh for the original production date and detail sheet, but estimates are that it was manufactured in either 1999 or 2000. I just took delivery yesterday evening and realized I don't have a good set-up to take photos of a 54" rifle so I'll use those from the listing for now. A few quick observations from handling it last night: The set trigger is astonishingly light. I do not have a trigger gauge but I'm betting it is going to be measured in ounces. Even at 13.5 pounds, it handles beautifully. That said, if I plan to shoot offhand very much, I'm going to need to work on my conditioning! I'm going to need to order new cleaning gear. My longest cleaning rod comes-up a few inches short. I'm really looking forward to getting this one to the range and learning a whole new skillset. Anybody else have one or one of the other BPCR-style rifles?