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by stanforth
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 419

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: 419

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: 965

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: 652

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: 652

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: 652

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: 838

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: 470

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: 838

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: 838

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: 1111

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: 487

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: 505

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: 630

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: 1125

Re: Another ID

I personally like the modifications and think that they make the rifle desirable but in a different way.