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SHARP'S LEGACY

Sharps Rifle Company is the proud heir of the now legendary 19th-century rifles, embodying the spirit of the American Old West. Designed by Christian Sharps in 1848, Sharps rifles became known for their long-range accuracy thanks to Sharp's commitment to "build a better mousetrap." By improving on the deficiencies observed in the Hall Rifle, Sharps rifles became the first widely-adopted breechloader. 

Large-scale production of Sharps rifles was favored by the onset of the American Civil War, and they quickly became the mainstay of both Union and Confederate armies. 

Today, it's a rare sight to come by a gun enthusiast who has not heard the iconic name that is Sharps. 

SHARPS RIFLES TODAY

These days there’s no question that America’s all-around “workhorse” rifle is the AR/ MSR, in various versions the U.S. military service rifle, the choice of law enforcement agencies around the country and hugely popular in the civilian market for personal protection, as well as for a variety of hunting and target shooting applications. In the same way that Christian Sharps sought to improve on the breechloader designs of his era, the folks at Sharps now have their eye on improvements and advancements in respect to critical AR/MSR components. “The tremendous popularity of the AR/MSR platform,” notes Jay Johnston, President and CEO “speaks for itself. It is a highly versatile platform that is adaptable to a wide variety of applications.


Our goal at Sharps has been not to build yet another version of the AR/MSR but instead to take a close look at how we can make a great rifle even better.”

OUR CEO

JAY JOHNSTON

President & CEO

We are proud to be led by our President & CEO Jay Johnston, who is also the visionary behind the revived Sharps Rifles Company.

Coming from a humble background, Jay is the epitome of the American dream. After a successful career on Wall Street, Jay went on to establish a number of successful companies, among which Sharps Rifle Company. Without Jay's expert vision and guidance, Sharps would never have become what it is today - proud of its roots but constantly reinventing itself.

Jay is now dedicating his time to what he loves most - hunting, fishing and horse riding at his beautiful Virginia residence, known as Western Gailes Ranch.

PATENTS

Breech bolt having asymmetric lugs
US Patent 9863729
Breech bolt for firearm
Publication number 20140075806
Adjustable Gas Key
US Patents: 9291415 - 9528783

WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY

Great product, have five BCG’s from Sharps all function properly with different barrel manufactures with no headspace issues, would highly recommend to a friend.


May 24, 2022
I have always been a quarter-bore fan but I had been out of the shooting scene for a few years. I changed jobs and a coworker introduced me to the 25-45 Sharps. After seeing the how close the ballistics were to the 250 Savage (one of my favorite cartridges) it was pretty much a no brainer that I had to build one. Collecting parts on a budget can really try one's patience, but I finally got it finished the way I wanted it using not only a 20" SRC barrel, but a Balanced Bolt Carrier with Reliabolt as well. The barrel shoots great and the bolt is tough as nails.


January 26, 2021
One of the best bolt carrier groups you can buy. S7 tool steel and a really smooth NIB-X finish... I own a lot of premium BCGs and this is one of best I've tried. Definitely worth the money when you look at the extra machining that went into this, better quality steel, enhanced design and features and a great finish. Let's also not forget this is a small US based company that stands by their products. I'll be highly disappointed if Sharps ever goes out of business. With what little money I have to spare, I've already ordered more BCGs from SRC and I'll continue to support them as long as they're in business.


March 25, 2022
I have a light profile stainless 18" SRC barrel on my most recent build. It consistently shoots a little under MOA, and I used it to drop a 90 pound doe from 109 yards with a neck shot using factory 87 grain ammo. It was an instant kill and left a quarter size exit wound. My hunting buddies were very impressed.


February 11, 2022
This is my third Sharps DLC BCG. All are perfect and are used in two 5.56 and one 300Blk. Easy to clean and have never had ONE malfunction! Trust me the quality of these BCG is the best bar none. They do shoot softer and you can back off the buffer weights, I have backed off the adjustable gas block for one of the softest 5.56's around.


March 11, 2022
Exceptional BCG. The DLC coating is durable and cleans up easily. I've tried so many BCGs out there and these are my go-to because they are durable, reliable, and easy to clean up. I use them with 5.56 and .300BLK both suppressed and unsuppressed and they are good to go.


April 11, 2022
Delivery was FAST - FAST This bolt went into my 1st AR build. Fired 1st 200rds FLAWLESSLY SRC Bolts will be the only bolts I ever use in future builds. NEXT STOP....308 THANK YOU


February 9, 2024
Previously I was a huge fan of the brand that cost twice what this one does and has a mirror like finish. I needed a bolt carrier for my coyote gun and tried this. It is an amazing bcg and didn’t even have to change my gas block from the other brand. In my opinion this is the best tactical or hunting bcg.


January 27, 2022
Now that I’ve had some time with this BCG I can give my honest review. Several thousand rounds and this BCG just does not disappoint. Currently it lives in my third build Aero Precision 16” no issues what so ever. Keeping it clean is easy! No need to think about it. If you want an amazing BCG that will outlive even you this is the one.


December 23, 2023
Purchased a new upper without the BCG. MY intention was to give Sharps a try from scratch with the new upper. Was not disappointed, in fact was very happy that this BCG was as good as my research suggested. About 1000 rnds. So far. Ordered a new bolt for my other Ar15.


February 22, 2022
I had only heard of how amazing a Sharps 556 bcg was. After putting everything together and ran it, i am now able to say all the good things I heard were true! Now only if they would only get there 308 bcg back in stock will I be even happier.


January 2, 2024
Looks nice and performs well. Easy to clean all need is a rag and some gun oil. Pretty pricey but you get what you pay for. Awesome buy!!


November 13, 2023

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