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by wlw-19958
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3

Hi There,

Buffalo Arms has Sharps 40-70 Straight cases which
I believe will suffice for your needs.

Sharps 40-70 Straight

The other place to check "Track Of The Wolf" website
but they are out-of-stock of this cartridge at present.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 58 Roberts
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: 58 Roberts

Hi There, I was re-reading the George Layman's book on military rolling blocks and in the section on South Carolina "transformed" rifles, he lists the caliber as .58 Berdan. This may be a mistake but it is what is written there. Also, the example he shows is of the later (post August, 1870) flat bre...
by wlw-19958
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 58 Roberts
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: 58 Roberts

Hi There, The French Government bought a lot of transformed rifles from Remington at the beginning of the Franco- Prussian war. Most of them were then sold as surplus to the Belgians and were re-barreled to 43 Spanish and sold mostly to South American countries as Spanish models (there was one of th...
by wlw-19958
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 58 Roberts
Replies: 10
Views: 1435

Re: 58 Roberts

Hi There, The "transformed" rifles used what have been called the "type 1" action. These actions did not have a step where the barrel shank screwed into the frame and had the longer lower tang with an extra wood screw at the lower end. As mentioned, these actions were used to convert .58 caliber muz...
by wlw-19958
Mon Jun 22, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help identifying rolling block
Replies: 6
Views: 415

Re: Help identifying rolling block

Hi There, You have what appears to be a Remington rolling block carbine with a type 2 action (meaning it has stepped sides and the bar type extractor and firing pin retaining screw in breach). The carbine model is fairly rare (less than 10% of the rolling block production were carbines). Have you de...
by wlw-19958
Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Hi There,

I noticed the OP decided to sell his rifle rather than
attempt having it re-barreled or re-lining the barrel.
It is currently up on GunBroker (Item # 866372153).

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Thu May 14, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help dating Remington RB
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Help dating Remington RB

Hi There,

Your last pic shows the typical New York State cartouche
showing this was one of the New York State Militia rifles.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Wed May 13, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help dating Remington RB
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Help dating Remington RB

Hi There,

You might remove the steel butt plate and see if
anything is stamped in the wood. Buffalo ordered
rifles of the same pattern used by N.Y. state but
in 45-70. These were stamped with "BCG" for
Buffalo City Guard.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Hi There, Did Nock's barrels have the octagon section at the receiver, or simply a top flat? I've not seen any of Henry Nock's original barrels? I cannot say for sure myself. I was researching the correct spelling of knoxform and came across this tidbit from the British Arm Collectors' Association: ...
by wlw-19958
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Hi There, I believe my barrel is original as it has the proper markings. It is my understanding that the Argentine 43 Spanish came with the Knox form barrel and I see them for sale all the time and I have the 43 Argentine. "Knox form" or "knoxform" is a misnomer. It should be Nock's Form. It is name...
by wlw-19958
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Hi There, I would say that a barrel that uses a rotary extractor would be best if you insist on getting a used barrel. Unfortunately, I don't think you will have much choice in caliber. I think you should consider getting a barrel blank in the caliber you desire and have it fitted to your action. 45...
by wlw-19958
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Hi There,

The Argentine model uses a type 4 frame.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 5067

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Hi There, Based on what you are saying, the threading on the receiver #1 may be different as well? Based on pictures, I have a No.1 Rotary Extractor. Thanks I take it you have a #1 frame that is either a type 3 or type 4. Both of these frames used the rotary extractor. The type 3 had a step on eithe...
by wlw-19958
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Creedmore rifle
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: Remington Creedmore rifle

Hi There,

Does the rifle in question have the flat base or
concave base on the breech bolt? Early models
have the concave base and Remington switch to
the flat base in August of 1870.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Calling Rolling Block Experts
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Calling Rolling Block Experts

Hi There, They were the consortium, with Marcus Hartley as the head, that took over the bankrupt E Remington & Sons in 1888, and reformed it into Remington Arms Co. In other words, they were Remington Arms. As I understand it, there were two principles in the purchase of E. Remington and Sons. A par...