Little Sharps Manufacturing at Big Sandy, Montana, by Ron Otto and Aaron Pursley.¬†The rifle has a 29-inch octagonal barrel and is chambered in¬†the old¬†.38-72 Winchester with a¬†.375 bore. The smokeless loads¬†are the equivalent of a .375-06 or a .375 Scovil. I was able to make effective kills¬†with open sights to 300 yards with it utilizing Barnes .375 250-grain TTSX bullets.
‚ÄúThe second rifle is a .54 caliber Kentucky flintlock rifle in .54 caliber with a 42-inch swamped and flared barrel.¬†It was made by rifle maker Charles Heistand of Marietta, Pennsylvania. A 230-grain roundball proved very effective. The sugar based Sanadex powder available in South Africa shot clean and ignited quite easily. I used this rifle on medium sized game and for culling springbok from the herds.‚Äù