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by stanforth
Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: My First Remington Rolling Block , well sort of....
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: My First Remington Rolling Block , well sort of....

Welcome from an enthusiast in the UK. I will warn you that Rolling Blocks can be addictive.
by stanforth
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Is this a 1 1/2 Rolling Block? The receiver is about 1.14 inches thick.
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Is this a 1 1/2 Rolling Block? The receiver is about 1.14 inches thick.

This may not help you but I got mine from a guy in Belgium some years ago.
by stanforth
Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Is this a 1 1/2 Rolling Block? The receiver is about 1.14 inches thick.
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: Is this a 1 1/2 Rolling Block? The receiver is about 1.14 inches thick.

Reloadable .32 cases are available. I have and use a No.4 rolling block in .32 rimfire using .22 blanks as primers. You simply put the blank in the base, fill with black powder allowing space to seat a .32 ball or bullet. I use bullets from a .31 Colt mold. Great fun.
by stanforth
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help identifying rolling block
Replies: 6
Views: 1459

Re: Help identifying rolling block

You ask about value. A rifle of a known calibre would always be more valuable than an unknown one.
by stanforth
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Rem #6 falling block loading.
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Rem #6 falling block loading.

These are Colt balls and as I remember they are approx .32.
by stanforth
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Rem #6 falling block loading.
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Rem #6 falling block loading.

I load .32 rimfire for my No.4 Rolling Block. I get the best results by using my Colt .31 mold. I use both round ball and conical and they both work well.
by stanforth
Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: rear sight
Replies: 18
Views: 5543

Re: rear sight

I have done just that but can find nothing on-line and don't have facilities to check with trade directories etc. of the period.
Never mind it doesn't detract from a fine rifle.
by stanforth
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: rear sight
Replies: 18
Views: 5543

Re: rear sight

I have a NYS Rolling block in very good condition and nothing special apart from a presentation plate fixed to the butt stock with the words 'Presented by W.E ROLFE' in an oval silver plate. Does this mean anything to anyone? Have not been able to find anything on W. E. Rolfe, does it say who it wa...
by stanforth
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: rear sight
Replies: 18
Views: 5543

Re: rear sight

I have a NYS Rolling block in very good condition and nothing special apart from a presentation plate fixed to the butt stock with the words 'Presented by W.E ROLFE' in an oval silver plate.

Does this mean anything to anyone?
by stanforth
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Rem Rolling Block model and cartridge
Replies: 3
Views: 1543

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: 1380

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: 1380

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: 3426

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: 3763

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: 3763

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...