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by stanforth
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help identifying rolling block
Replies: 6
Views: 278

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: 241

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: 241

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: 1747

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: 1747

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: 1747

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: 585

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: 581

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: 581

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: 2153

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: 1621

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: 1621

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: 2058

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: 1898

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: 1898

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 ...