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by wlw-19958
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Need help identifying this rolling block..
Replies: 20
Views: 5485

Re: Need help identifying this rolling block..

Hi There, Are you asking for help with Identification of your No. 5? It would have been best if you started a new thread rather than piggy-backing off an older thread. Regardless, we will try and help. There are several versions of the No. 5 rolling block. It first made its appearance in 1896. The f...
by wlw-19958
Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: R.B. CARBINE.
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: R.B. CARBINE.

Hi There, From what I have read, 50-45 can be made from 50-70 brass and trimming it back to the correct length. Being a black powder load, the charge would be whatever the case can hold in black powder (minus the space required for the bullet). Most say to make the charge sightly longer than that (s...
by wlw-19958
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington model 12
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Remington model 12

Hi There, ...from that i have determined that the model 12 i have was produced in 1912 which is very exciting... I think you misread the table. According to your earlier post, the serial number of your rifle is 190068. The last serial number for 1912 is 166538. I think you will find that your rifle ...
by wlw-19958
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington - Lee 1899 Sporting rifle?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Remington - Lee 1899 Sporting rifle?

Hi There, The other odd thing about your rifle is the caliber marking. 30-40 should stand for the 30-40 Krag. That was the standard 30 caliber round for the U.S. Army from 1892 until 1903. Rifles made in that time frame were usually marked "30 US" or "30 Gov." The need to differentiate the 30-40 fro...
by wlw-19958
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington - Lee 1899 Sporting rifle?
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: Remington - Lee 1899 Sporting rifle?

Hi There,

I'm not an expert on this model but I can tell you the
extra screws on the left side of the receiver are for a
scope mount (probably an old Weaver side mound).

As you probably know, the magazine is missing (or at least
not pictured).

Good Luck!
Webb
by wlw-19958
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling block Carbine 43 Spanish
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Rolling block Carbine 43 Spanish

Hi There, You are correct that the tang markings indicate an 1888 or later manufacturing date. It is unusual to see a type 2 action that late. By that time, the type 4 action was well into pro- duction (having been brought out prior to the bankruptcy). Do you have a micrometer or a dial caliper to m...
by wlw-19958
Sun Jan 03, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling block Carbine 43 Spanish
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Rolling block Carbine 43 Spanish

Hi There, The additional pics help. Unfortunately, it is not a USN model. In fact the "US" on the left hand side appear spurious to me. The US marking should be on the right hand side plus there would be other inspector stamps all over. Otherwise, it looks to be a very good condition. This is a late...
by wlw-19958
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling block Carbine 43 Spanish
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Re: Rolling block Carbine 43 Spanish

Hi There, With the information given (and the pics provided), there isn't much to go on. The only piece of information I can give you right now is about the "U" on the barrel band. Starting in the 1830's or 1840's, the U.S. military started marking the barrel bands with the letter "U" to show how to...
by wlw-19958
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Some guidance, help and info Please.
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Some guidance, help and info Please.

Hi There, Most of what marlinman93 said is true except that this is a #1, type 4 action. These are black powder actions. The tang markings start with "Remington Arms Company ..." which indicate that it was man- ufactured on or after 1888 (Remington filed for bankruptcy in 1886, went into receivershi...
by wlw-19958
Sat Dec 12, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: RB Conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 347

Re: RB Conversion

Hi There, Without pictures, it is not possible to identify your rifle exactly. From the description, it sounds like one of the rifles from Denmark, Sweden or Norway. The Danes updated their rolling blocks to a smokeless center fire cartridge in the late 1800's (I think it was 1896) and lengthened th...
by wlw-19958
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Looking at a rolling block for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Looking at a rolling block for sale

Hi There, It looks like a model 1896 (or 1897) but the barrel seems too short. These were what is commonly called No: 5 actions. Most No: 5's left the Factory as 7mm Spanish Mausers (a.k.a 7X57) but a handful of other calibers were offered and are very rare. Having said that, 30-08 was never offered...
by wlw-19958
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Unknown Receiver
Replies: 21
Views: 1746

Re: Unknown Receiver

Hi There, It does appear to be an unusual rolling block receiver. The number stamped on the lower tang was not a serial number in the conventional sense. Rolling blocks were built in lots of 10,000 to over 25,000 depending on the contract order. The number should be stamped on the side of both the u...
by wlw-19958
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2075

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Hi There,

Well, you know what is bliss.

Take Care!
Webb
by wlw-19958
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2075

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Hi There, Well, you may be alright. Judging by your drawing of cartridge dimensions, the bullet is .323" in diameter and the mouth of the neck is .356". This would imply that the thickness of the brass at the neck of the cartridge would be .0165" (which is close to your .018"). If it were me, I woul...
by wlw-19958
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2075

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Hi There, Very nice pictorial! Have you measured the thickness of the brass at the neck? Reducing the neck that much will make the brass thicker in that area. Normally, the brass at the neck is 8 to 10 thousandths thick. This may not be a problem if the chamber's neck area is large enough to accept ...