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by stanforth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Rem Rolling Block model and cartridge
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: Rem Rolling Block model and cartridge

Nonte 'Home guide to cartridge conversions give the following information.32/30 Reington Rimmed Bottleneck. Rim diameter .432 Dead diameter .377 Case length 1.62". Form this case from 352 Win SL. Spin case to 1.62" length; Neck down and set shoulder back with 32/20 Lyman neck sizing die till breech ...
by stanforth
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Snap caps for 35 Remington?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Snap caps for 35 Remington?

I have used both Epoxy resin and hot glue for making snap caps for .303 Lee Enfield rifles to practice for McQueen competitions with no ill effects. For the McQueen competitions I have to cycle 10 round magazines very quickly.
by stanforth
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Snap caps for 35 Remington?
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Snap caps for 35 Remington?

My way of making snap caps is both cheap and quick. I take a fired case, decap it and fill the primer hole with either epoxy resin and with a hot glue gun. Wait for the resin to set/ glue to cool and you have a snap cap. Foe rifles that I wish to action a magazine I fit a bullet. For rifle that I ju...
by stanforth
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Stud Extractor
Replies: 7
Views: 1756

Re: Stud Extractor

The Egyptian Rolling Block was made with both and had a case/rim size the same as the 50/70.
by stanforth
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Identifying a rolling block

That address should read ... 'A&W Mc Carthy, Dunedin'
by stanforth
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 1183

Re: Identifying a rolling block

In the UK, because of our strange licensing laws and the fact that a .32 rimfire can be owned with no formality, they fetch good money. The only one advertised over here is priced at £750. I have and shoot one. It was originally sold by ' L&W Mc Cartny' in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is solid frame (no...
by stanforth
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another Rolling Block
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: Another Rolling Block

The light stock would be correct for a Rolling block from Norway or Sweden. I thing it's Arctic Birch.
I have 3 Swedish rifles and carbines and the all have light wood. Personally I like the look of it pariculaly on Military Rolling Blocks.
by stanforth
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

If you had looked at my details on the top right hand side of my post you would have seen my location. :lol:
by stanforth
Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Quote... I did say it was not a typical punt gun. Although, punt guns sometimes did have stocks. I have seen them in museums (there is one on display in N. Carolina). 1960 is pretty late in the use of such firearms. Federal Laws would have to be violated to use one at that time. Hence, their heyday ...
by stanforth
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 1344

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

4 bore would be very small for a Punt Gun. The one I used in the 1960's used pound of shot also a true punt gun was fixed in the Punt and didn't have a stock. It was a sort of cannon.

Whit could be a 'Wall Gun'. They were used to shoot geese from a rest on a wall.
by stanforth
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:58 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

I personally wouldn't do it. There is history of old Rolling Blocks failing . Different times, different metals. Here in the UK we are fortunate in that if we change the chambering of a gun we have, by law, to submit it to proof. That way we get a rifle with a nice new proof mark (or certificate if ...
by stanforth
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Rolling Block Baby Carbine 44-40 Spanish Copy
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: Rolling Block Baby Carbine 44-40 Spanish Copy

I suggest that you put this thread onto the Pre 1898 section. That's where most of the Rolling Block experts hang out.
It was pure chance that I looked in here.
by stanforth
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:28 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

Why not shoot it. I shoot one on a No.4 action and it's fun.
You can get re-loadable cases that use a .22 bank as a primer. You don't need any loading equipment, just drop in a blank, fill the case with black powder (or Pyrodex) sick a bullet or ball on the end and you are in business.
by stanforth
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:55 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

If you go ahead with this conversion you will achieve two things.
(1) You will put yourself and, possabley others, at risk.
(2) You will destroy a piece of history .

If you want a more powerful rifle, buy a more powerful rifle.
by stanforth
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????
Replies: 9
Views: 1835

Re: 1899 remington lee sporting rifle ????

Why not see if you can get a 'Non Gun smithing scope mount' for your rifle. I have one on a military Lee Enfield and it is fine. It never loses it's zero even if I drop it.