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by marlinman93
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Hello from Annapolis Maryland
Replies: 2
Views: 702

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: 9
Views: 335

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: 184

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: 184

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: 9
Views: 335

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 ...
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????

What does the "mortise" for the rear barrel sight look like? If it's a couple tapped holes you could get a piece of blank Weaver rail and drill and countersink holes to match those in the barrel. Then mount a scout scope and not affect the originality. If it's some other mortise, then I'd need to se...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 760 .243 “semi Auto”
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Remington 760 .243 “semi Auto”

I'm sure these mis-marked rifles are not extremely common, but it is interesting to read that so many are known to exist? Makes me wonder how the serial numbers might align, and how many were mis-marked before somebody caught it and got the correct rollstamp put back on them?
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Custer's rolling block rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Custer's rolling block rifle

Most information I've seen indicated Custer had a Rolling Block Sporting Rifle, not a military. But it's also well known that his widow did a pretty good job supporting herself after his death selling all sorts of firearms and memorabilia with "letters of authenticity" stating they were owned by her...
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block Shotgun?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Rolling Block Shotgun?

That's correct. The shotguns always had the groove in the top to allow the shooter to see the front bead. Round top receivers were also the most commonly found version.
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block Shotgun?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Rolling Block Shotgun?

As far as I know all Rolling Block shotguns were made on the #1 frame. They were a later offering, and I believe all of them are also post 1898. Mine is a 16 ga. also. I see them with round top military frames, but also some deluxe versions done on octagon top Sporting Rifle frames. Mine is one of t...
by marlinman93
Tue May 28, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????

Not sure what scope mount might work? Of course it will require adding holes, and the side mount seems a must with the action style. But which side mount? Have to take a chance on finding a used Weaver that's for a bolt action, and hope it can be adapted to your gun without having to also remove som...
by marlinman93
Mon May 27, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: IDing A Remington Light Baby Carbine 44 RF

Alexnut wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:29 am
Lol summer is only a week old I can supply my own lights. Anyone else interested in this?
Are you an internet troll?
by marlinman93
Mon May 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????

Looks pretty decent to me! And the caliber is a great one for the Lee! Probably shoots good, even with copper fouling.
by marlinman93
Sat May 11, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 144xxx Project front site tap question
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: 144xxx Project front site tap question

I would simply cut a 3/8" dovetail and get a different front sight. Since the barrel is being shortened it's not going to have any collector value anyway, so switching to a dovetailed sight wont hurt.
by marlinman93
Tue May 07, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: My "New" Toy
Replies: 2
Views: 357

Re: My "New" Toy

That's about as nice as I've ever seen! Amazing to see a military Rolling Block with that much finish!