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by marlinman93
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington RB no1? Sporter
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Remington RB no1? Sporter

Wow! I've never seen a rifle barrel marked Smith & Wesson! I own a dozen Rolling Block Sporting Rifles, but none as late as yours. I think my highest serial number is in the 7,000 range. So none have the hump back receiver yours exhibits either. As a S&W fan too, I'd be in heaven finding an old Roll...
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Rolling Block in .348 Winchester Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Remington Rolling Block in .348 Winchester Questions

So many of these military Rolling Blocks were arsenal reworks, so it's not unusual for an armorer in the arsenal to swap parts as they reassembled them. They sure weren't concerned about collectible values when they were doing the work back then. Been many, many years since any of the large base mil...
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington 1-1/2 "Rolling Block"
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Remington 1-1/2 "Rolling Block"

Don't recall the topic of #1 1/2 Rolling Blocks coming up, but I am a fan of the model! Wish I had more myself, but they don't show up for sale often, and when they do they're usually .38 Long RF or .32 Long RF. I have one in .22 RF and one in .32-20 WCF.
by marlinman93
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Stud Extractor
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Stud Extractor

Good pic . thanks. I wonder if its because those cases are a big diameter, hence the concave BB. Milling a slot in the barrel for a sliding extractor might weaken it by getting to close to the wall. The case head is close to the concave so makes the stud extractor easy to fit. As cases got smaller ...
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Identifying a rolling block

The #4 was introduced in 1890, and the solid frame was the first variation. It was replaced by the takedown in 1900, and from your serial number I'd guess yours to be a later 1890's gun. Values vary a bit, but antique status of your gun adds a little value. The .32 Long RF detracts from the value, s...
by marlinman93
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Identifying a rolling block

I'd need some more info to determine approximate age. Like the exact barrel rollstamp, and if it's a steel forearm cap, which I suspect it likely is. A serial number with the last couple digits x'ed out would help too. Most #4 Remingtons have little value, especially in .32. A solid frame is interes...
by marlinman93
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Identifying a rolling block

Yes, it's a #4 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle. And also unusual that it's the non takedown variation. Most I see or have owned are takedown versions.
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Identifying a rolling block

Not really enough info to determine which model it is. Does the rifle have both upper and lower tangs? If it doesn't have a lower tang then it's a #4. But if it has both then it could be any of several models. If it has a lower tang look closer and you should also see a serial number repeated near t...
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another Rolling Block
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Another Rolling Block

I'm in the minority I'm sure, but never cared for military Rolling Blocks, or military rifles by any maker. The light colored stocks are correct for Swedish and Danish Rolling Blocks. I've got several takeoff sets sitting in the corner. Every so often I fire up the wood stove and toss them in.
by marlinman93
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another Rolling Block
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Another Rolling Block

I'm in the minority I'm sure, but never cared for military Rolling Blocks, or military rifles by any maker. The light colored stocks are correct for Swedish and Danish Rolling Blocks. I've got several takeoff sets sitting in the corner. Every so often I fire up the wood stove and toss them in.
by marlinman93
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another Rolling Block
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Another Rolling Block

Might have had a shotgun barrel on it at some time, but doesn't look like the commercial shotgun actions that were shotguns when they left the factory. A lot of military rifles were later sent back to be repurposed as shotguns for what Denmark and Sweden called "Forresters", their version of Game Wa...
by marlinman93
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Just throwing out a guess here, and agree with an above poster, that this started out as a rifle and was later converted. The reason I think this, is that the barrel is part octagon, and part round. I've never seen and octagon, or part octagon shotgun barrel. There's my guess, what's your's? ; ) Ju...
by marlinman93
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rem Rolling Blocks conversion from 32 Rim
Replies: 13
Views: 1660

Re: Rem Rolling Blocks conversion from 32 Rim

Not a good caliber for a #4 Rolling Block. Someone might drop factory .32-20 in it someday, and it will eventually fail with that much pressure in the weaker #4.
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Hello from Annapolis Maryland
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

Re: Hello from Annapolis Maryland

Depending on the level and originality you'd like to keep on your #4 Rolling Block, you can search for original stocks, or buy aftermarket replacements. Treebone Carving has new semi inletted stocks for the #4 if you choose to go that route. You'll need the lower bezel that goes in the stock for the...
by marlinman93
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rem Rolling Blocks conversion from 32 Rim
Replies: 13
Views: 1660

Re: Rem Rolling Blocks conversion from 32 Rim

I also have a no. 2 rolling block in 32 rimfire that I had considered converting to 32-20 but since it was a very rusty old barn find when I got it I have some doubts about taking a chance with that cartridge. I'm thinking now about the possibility of going to 32 long or short colt like the old 189...