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by jon_norstog
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????
Replies: 9
Views: 1483

Re: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????

That's an interesting rifle - factory sporter stock and probaBLY the original sporting rifle caliber. The Lee is a very strong action - the bolt head on mine was nickel steel and not one but two safety lugs. The biggest drawback is the half-cock safety on the striker. You have to cock it before you ...
by jon_norstog
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 7910

Re: 7mm Roller

This is a very interesting thread! I have a Mexican roller that I bought mail order when I was 15. You could order one with an "extra good bore" for a few dollars extra so I did that. Like a fool I butchered it into a "sporter" but that's what everyone did back then. It has always been an accurate g...
by jon_norstog
Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: This is a frustrating Board
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Re: This is a frustrating Board

If I knew anything about your carbine I would post a reply. I generally try not to post unless I have the goods to deliver. Good luck with your search.

jn
by jon_norstog
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Death of General Vara del Rey
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Re: Death of General Vara del Rey

A little more ... The American plan at El Caney was to neutralize the garrison before combining forces for the assault on the hills above Santiago. Lawton’s division was supposed to roll up El Caney and then join Kent’s division for the assault. It didn’t work out that way. The Spanish resistance at...
by jon_norstog
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Death of General Vara del Rey
Replies: 1
Views: 767

Death of General Vara del Rey

General Vara del Rey was in command at El Caney during the Spanish-American-Cuban War. Early on he was hit by a rifle bullet through his legs and turned command over to Lt. Col Punet. When things went south, Vara del Rey was being evacuated on a stretcher when he was hit by a single .43 cal. bullet ...
by jon_norstog
Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Number 2 in .22 rimfire.
Replies: 5
Views: 1434

Re: Number 2 in .22 rimfire.

It IS nice. I wonder if it was a prize? From the 7th Hog Fair!

jn
by jon_norstog
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington / Hepburn # 3 & C.C. Johnson
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Remington / Hepburn # 3 & C.C. Johnson

CC Johnson was a famous butcher of fine old single shot rifles. he was also a sweet guy. When we were teenagers, we visited him at his place. My brother Paul had him put a Douglas barrel on his 7mm Mexican Mauser, and brother Eric had him convert a martini cadet to .218 Mashburn Bee. Both brothers s...
by jon_norstog
Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Keene in need of a little TLC
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Remington Keene in need of a little TLC

For coil springs, you can find them at Ace hardware --- they are relatively cheap and may or may not work.

good luck!

jn
by jon_norstog
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Spanish Oviedo 1884 Rolling Block Rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Remington Spanish Oviedo 1884 Rolling Block Rifle

That's 15 grains, not grams! Hope that helps and all that
by jon_norstog
Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Spanish Oviedo 1884 Rolling Block Rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Re: Remington Spanish Oviedo 1884 Rolling Block Rifle

Use black powder, the real stuff, not Pyrodex or whatever. Stuff the case full, tamp it down with a felt wad and use a bullet that is 1:16 or better, 1:20 tin:lead.

You can use smokeless too if your bullet fills the bore. 15g of Unique is pretty good in the .43.


Good luck!

jn
by jon_norstog
Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Could this be Col. Bodine's Remington Creedmoor rifle ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1823

Re: Could this be Col. Bodine's Remington Creedmoor rifle ?

Well, JoJo,

It could very well be THE rifle. Or it could be some other, equally fine, factory special custom target rifle. For me, the round barrel profile is the clincher. YMMV. I hope you will take it out and shoot it. Taking care, of course, not to mess it up. Post some targets if you do.

jn
by jon_norstog
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another RB Spanish Pattern
Replies: 2
Views: 867

Re: Another RB Spanish Pattern

Hello Webb! The .43 Spanish is a very common round for the rolling block rifle. It is a good round too, with (IMHO) a bit of an edge on the 45-70 in terms of velocity and useful range. Most of your concerns are really nothing to worry about as long as you use BP and a soft (say, 1:20 tin-lead) bulle...
by jon_norstog
Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Lee HELP!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Remington Lee HELP!!!!

It's really hard to state in words what you have to do. It's kind of like a card trick or something. Be careful of how the extractor goes in when you reassemble the dam thing.

Good luck!

jn
by jon_norstog
Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help with a 7mm Rollling Block
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: Help with a 7mm Rollling Block

I've never had that problem with any 7x57 I've owned or shot. You may have got one with a loose chamber. My own experience is that it is a fine round that gets a lot of value out of its relatively economical powder charge, with a much wider range of available bullets than, say, the .270 Winchester. ...
by jon_norstog
Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help with a 7mm Rollling Block
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: Help with a 7mm Rollling Block

Well Stanforth, looks like you are good to go. If your rifle is as good as mine, you will be happy I think. Mine would put 10 shots into a box about 1 1/2 inches wide by 2 1/2 inches high at 100 M. That was when I had a cheap scope mounted and shooting prone with a rest. The rifle itself is capable ...