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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: 264

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: 9
Views: 335

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: 9
Views: 335

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: 8
Views: 713

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.
by stanforth
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rear sight base orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Rear sight base orientation

I am confused :? . On all of my military Black Powder rolling blocks have the high, non pivoted end at the front. One of them, a commercial finished ( blue & case hardened) .43 Egyptian is pivoted at the front but still high at the front.
My only smallbore (7mm) 1902 rifle is also 'high at front'.
by stanforth
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Yet another ID
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Yet another ID

I have been shooting .43 Egyptian Rolling Blocks for many years. You will need to load your own ammo, cases are available and I load with a medium black powder. For short distances, up to 100 yards I use .45 Colt bullets in lead and for distances up to 500 yards I cast my own lead using a Lee die.
by stanforth
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block .303 British Calibre
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Rolling Block .303 British Calibre

We (British) purchased what was available. This was to free up .303 Le Enfield rifles for troops going over to France.
We also bought Arisaka and other rifles such as mod.1892 and 1894 Winchesters.
by stanforth
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another ID
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Another ID

I personally like the modifications and think that they make the rifle desirable but in a different way.
by stanforth
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New for me!
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: New for me!

I suggested superglue because it soaks into the wood and allows and allows a woods to wood bond. It doesn't leave a residue the need for you to sand or otherwise affect the original finish. A few weeks ago, at the range, some idiot stepped on my .22 Winchester model 1890 and snapped the stock just b...
by stanforth
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New for me!
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: New for me!

Why a new stock? From your images I would think the original one is reparable. To repair the splits I would take the stock off, put a liberal dose of superglue in the damage and the clamp or bind it tight and allow it to set. If you were thinking of a new stock anyway you have nothing, apart from a ...
by stanforth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block Ramrod
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Rolling Block Ramrod

Sorry. No luck. The files are on my computer but I can still not load them.
by stanforth
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block Ramrod
Replies: 7
Views: 951

Re: Rolling Block Ramrod

Taken from my 1901 7mm.
Total length 28 3/4 inches
I have images of the ends bur can't seem to load them. I could send them by Email if that is permitted.
by stanforth
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 7603

Re: 7mm Roller

I don't suppose that you still have that rifle. If you have, look at the posts on the previous page in this thread. You will find useful information about preparing cases for loading.
by stanforth
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 7603

Re: 7mm Roller

Yes you did but not for the reason that I mentioned.
by stanforth
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 7603

Re: 7mm Roller

"The case life can also be much improved by not full length resizing it after firing in your Roller. Simply neck size it when reloading and it will give you a lot longer life" It is essential NOT to full legnthg size the case as you will then get the newer dimensions that lead to wrong head sacing ...