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    Rolling block

    Did many rolling block rifles make it to nz, the kind that seam to be around a bit in America I think the were made by remington late 1800s. I don't know much or really anything about them, seen a couple of you tube vids, are they around I have never seen one and curious if I am likely to ever see one. They look kind of cool.

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    Hey man, check out your local antique arms club.
    sounds like thats where you should be spending your time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40mm View Post
    Hey man, check out your local antique arms club.
    sounds like thats where you should be spending your time!
    And here I was thinking that the Police were zig zagging on the motorway to bring everyone to a stop.
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    Graeme Champion imports a few, I’ve seen him sell old Husqvarna and Remington rolling blocks.
    More meplat, more better.

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    I just finished slow rust bluing a Remington #2 Rolling Block with a new barrel in .38 Special.
    Barrel has had its last treatment and is resting in heavy oil overnight before the whole rifle goes back together with its new stock tomorrow.
    It will be in the " Walnut and blued steel" post tomorrow.

    Still need to mill up a basic receiver peep sight for it

    Lovely actions.
    Strong and simple
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    And here I was thinking that the Police were zig zagging on the motorway to bring everyone to a stop.
    What! they drive too? wonders will never cease!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    I just finished slow rust bluing a Remington #2 Rolling Block with a new barrel in .38 Special.
    Barrel has had its last treatment and is resting in heavy oil overnight before the whole rifle goes back together with its new stock tomorrow.
    It will be in the " Walnut and blued steel" post tomorrow.

    Still need to mill up a basic receiver peep sight for it

    Lovely actions.
    Strong and simple
    (Looking foward to seeing this, that was exactly what I was thinking would be a collection rifle , old school rolling block in a pistol calibre, I think that would be a cool rabbit gun

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    How much are they going for, I get the feeling in America they are kind of like our old 303, but here they would be kind of rare so may be expensive but also probably not that desirable to most.

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    This is what it looked like a couple of weeks ago before i finished the stock work.
    Barrel prep was started.

    Tomorrow afternoon it will all be back in one piece

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    Make sure you get the calibre correct and they are centre fire, not rim. Many are metric and brass can be a pain, such as the 12.17 x 44r. 45/70 a bit rarer but better round. I sold one last year for $300 need a bit of fettling to get right.
    Many made in Sweden via Remington.
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    @rusl
    #2 rolling block images are on the Walnut and blued steel post now

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @rusl
    #2 rolling block images are on the Walnut and blued steel post now
    Very nice rifle mate that is perfect, 38 special doesn't seam like a calibre they would have come out in, did you have it rebarreled or just re chamered?


    Any one got one they are thinking of moving on, ready to go or a project rifle I would be interested in as long as all parts are there.

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    I know where one is in .303. Boer war era, I believe it was rebarreled/converted, and I guess Martini-henri.
    Very smooth action. As to how many made it to NZ... anyone's guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaroa1 View Post
    @rusl
    #2 rolling block images are on the Walnut and blued steel post now
    Very nice rifle mate that is perfect, 38 special doesn't seam like a calibre they would have come out in, did you have it rebarreled or just re chamered?


    Any one got one they are thinking of moving on, ready to go or a project rifle I would be interested in as long as all parts are there.

 

 

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