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by marlinman93
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Stud Extractor
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

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: 807

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: 807

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: 807

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: 807

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: 1346

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: 1346

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: 1346

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: 1042

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: 1250

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: 1251

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: 1250

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...
by marlinman93
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf

I can't tell you either as to significance, or how it affects value. But it would seem logical that to a Remington collector who specialized in percussion era Remington pieces, the fact this gun has a Remington lock, and barrel, might mean it could be a Remington rifle. Probably no way to say for su...
by marlinman93
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf

Since Eliphat Remington began making his own barrels long before the percussion era, I'm not sure this is a Remington rifle? It would seem odd that Remington would have installed another maker's barrel on their gun when they made their own then? It may simply be a Remington made lock, or if it is a ...
by marlinman93
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rem Rolling Blocks conversion from 32 Rim
Replies: 13
Views: 1250

Re: Rem Rolling Blocks conversion from 32 Rim

The #2 Rolling Block is a very strong design, and was chambered in a lot of high pressure cartridges. So converting one to a hotter cartridge is NOT putting the shooter or anyone else in danger, unless somebody goes nuts with their choice. I have originals in .32-20 WCF and that's often been loaded ...