Is the 1863 still being made?

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Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by Michael Johnson » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:41 am

I don't see it listed anymore. Has it been discontinued? - Mike

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Re: Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by borderdogs » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:47 pm

Mike,
Good question, hadn't checked the rifle page in a while and after posting on the 1863 section I decided to check. I see the 74's listed and not the 63's, maybe the site is being updated?
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Re: Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by borderdogs » Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi Mike and anyone who is interested,
I sent a private email to Kirk asking about the 1863 and if he is discontinuing them. He told me that he was
just discontinuing them for a while. That he did the same thing back when Shiloh had a 5 years back log on the 74's.

Nice to know they haven't disappeared.
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Re: Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by Naphtali » Wed Aug 04, 2021 7:11 pm

It's now August 2021. Has Shiloh begun making Mold 1863s again? If not, is it permanently out of production?

For me, more important questions than current production are whether the 1863s I own can still be repaired, if needed, and whether 1863-specific parts remain available — that is, in inventory?
When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift

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Re: Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by J.B. » Thu Aug 05, 2021 1:15 am

I think you'll find if you check the rifle models available for order now... the 1863 is once again being listed as available to order. I'm sure Kirk will chime in when time permits. A 54 cal 63 is tempting.. but so then is a model 77.. but then again a 74 in 50/70 would be nice... :wink:

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Re: Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by Kirk » Thu Aug 05, 2021 8:29 am

The 63 is being made again and I have always serviced them!!!

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Re: Is the 1863 still being made?

Post by Naphtali » Thu Aug 05, 2021 9:49 am

Many thanks for this excellent news. :D

Kirk, my way of assuaging my mistake is to let you know I own four, all .54 caliber. My first is the one you folks built to my order. Numbers two and three are infantry rifles, one of which has your double set trigger system. I'm thinking about rendering this as close to a Berdan variation as I can make it. If not, I have an MVA sight and Lyman target globe as an option. The fourth is a cavalry carbine. No problems or "issues" with any of them.

After deciding to buy the one you built for me, my next most intelligent decision was to not have you built one so blindingly attractive that I would not shoot it. I did that once, buying a built-to-order Darne V-19 12 gauge the last year of their manufacture. Terrible anxiety whenever I would be getting gear together for duck or pheasant hunts.
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