You do have to realize that most of the losers that jumped on the 6.5 Creedmoor bandwagon, don’t even know the genesis of the Creedmoor. This rifle was developed for Creedmoor and is explained in the article. New Lyman Ideal 1878 Sharps Rifle. As the buffalo era was ending, Sharps refined their renowned rifle to create the rare 1877 Model. It was often referred to as the "English Model" not just due to its refined styling but for its high quality English-made barrels. This would be their last side-hammer model.