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by marlinman93
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3

There are several 40-70 cartridges, and I found no info for a 40-2 1/2 Rem. Marlin man says that it's like the 40-70 Ballard, which is a straight wall case. Does your rifle use a straight wall case? Just curious. Thanks, Dan The .40-2.5 is the .40-70 Sharps Straight. It is not a .40-2.5 Rem. cartri...
by marlinman93
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3

Back when I began using the .405 Hornady brass it was pretty cheap, and easy to find. I bought a fair amount to feed my Hepburn and a Rolling Block in .40-70SS. But I also own four Ballard rifles in .40-70 Ballard which is almost identical to the .40-2 1/2 Rem. So I have a lot of guns to feed that a...
by marlinman93
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3

I've been using .405 Win. brass to make my cases for a few Remingtons I own in .40-70SS. It needs a small trim to length, and once through the dies to work. Unfortunately it too has become very tough to find now, since Hornady decided to drop manufacture. Jamison went out of business some time ago. ...
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date

admin wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:55 am
I'm not sure that is a high serial?

They started in 1890 and by end of 1905 they had made 163884.
Simple math (best you can guess) puts that in 1894 or 1895 considering a slow / later start.
But it is a high number for a solid frame. Not a high number for a Model 4.
by marlinman93
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date

Unfortunately since the #4 wasn't introduced until after bankruptcy, the barrel rollstamp is the same before and after 1898, so it's impossible to determine if your gun is antique, or modern by the rollstamp. The non takedown solid frames were almost all antique, but since the takedown didn't get of...
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 58 Roberts
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Re: 58 Roberts

Just curious about your description of the "longer lower tang", which was only used on Sporting Rifles from what I've seen? Does this longer lower tang have the extra hole, and wood screw going into the wrist like a Sporting Rifle has?
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help identifying rolling block
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Help identifying rolling block

There are some rifle calibers I prefer not to own, or mess with. But that doesn't make them worth more or less; it simply makes them not my choice. When it comes to some rifles the caliber can make a difference in values. I think an old Rolling Block in .45-70 is worth more than one in .50-70, but t...
by marlinman93
Mon May 25, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification And Assistance Please
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Identification And Assistance Please

I've used Al Springer at Snowy Mountain Blue for a very long time. Very honest, reasonably priced, and his rust blue and case colors are as good as it gets. http://smbgunrestorations.com/ Al did the rust bluing and color case on my last Rolling Block build. https://i.imgur.com/xONwkUnl.jpg I normall...
by marlinman93
Sun May 24, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification And Assistance Please
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Identification And Assistance Please

Well if you proceed with a restoration just be sure it's done authentically and ends up being just as it was when it left the Remington factory. Color cased receiver and buttplate, rust blued barrel, blued screws. Any restoration worth doing should be money well spent. If not done accurately it wont...
by marlinman93
Sat May 23, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification And Assistance Please
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Identification And Assistance Please

It appears to be a # 1 1/2 Remington Sporting Rifle, and from the markings an early one. The rollstamp on the top barrel flat should read, "E. Remington & Sons" The caliber should be marked on the bottom barrel flat just forward of the forearm. The #1 1/2 was offered in what we consider pistol calib...
by marlinman93
Thu May 21, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 3873

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

wlw-19958 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Hi There,

I noticed the OP decided to sell his rifle rather than
attempt having it re-barreled or re-lining the barrel.
It is currently up on GunBroker (Item # 866372153).

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
With a starting price like that he'll still have it when the auction time runs out.
by marlinman93
Mon May 04, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Strange receiver #1 Rolling Block
Replies: 1
Views: 326

Strange receiver #1 Rolling Block

Anyone ever seen a #1 Rolling Block with a receiver contoured like this?
Obviously Swedish, and reworked. But I've never seen anything like it? Nor the trigger guard added to it either?

https://simpsonltd.com/remington-1867-r ... ck-c44897/
by marlinman93
Fri May 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 3873

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

.348 cases are available from places like Buffalo Arms, but still expensive. But they can be fire formed using a light charge of Bullseye powder, with Cream of Wheat filled to the top over the charge to blow them out to .43 caliber. So if you reload they can be easily made. And once you've got enoug...
by marlinman93
Fri May 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 3873

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Well your first statement about never have reloaded pretty much kept your hands tied from success with this rifle. It's not easy to find loaded .43 Spanish ammo, and those at Oregun Gunsmithing are not giving you good advice by directing you to go to .450 or .50 Alaskan. Neither in factory loads wil...