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by marlinman93
Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Lower Tang Length on #1 Sporter
Replies: 5
Views: 1553

Re: Lower Tang Length on #1 Sporter

Thought you had a #1 Sporter Yellowhouse? If you measure the receiver you'll find it probably is very close to 1.24" width. Mine measures 1.245" wide. As for #1 1/2's having long lower tangs, DeHaas was smokin something that day! The 1 1/2 Roller has equal length tangs that are both the same as the ...
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block No.2 in 44-40
Replies: 8
Views: 3748

Re: Rolling Block No.2 in 44-40

The figure of 1,000 made is of course incorrect as you assumed. John Gyde says the highest number known is 42801, and he figures there were at least that many made. The .44-40 is probably the rarest of calibers in the #2 and from what I've seen they get a pretty good premium. Your picture looks like...
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Keene 45-70 barreled action for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: Remington Keene 45-70 barreled action for sale

Sent you an email, but no reply.
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block No.1 sporter
Replies: 18
Views: 10998

Re: Rolling Block No.1 sporter

Curious about one thing. Is your barrel marked on the top flat E. Remington or Remington Arms? And Marlinman93 practically stole that rifle :wink: but when you find a deal like that you gotta do what you do. :) I've only seen 3-4 sporters in gunshows the last 20 years and two of those were rimfires...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Loading a Remington Hepburn #3
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: Loading a Remington Hepburn #3

Either works, but hammer down is safer.
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block No.1 sporter
Replies: 18
Views: 10998

Re: Rolling Block No.1 sporter

Pretty hard to estimate a value without any info, or pictures. Caliber is easy! Just cast the chamber with Cerrosafe and then take measurements. Brownells sells it, and instructions on how to use it. If you can send me good pictures, I'll see if I can assist. I bought one marked ".44S" which is the ...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block No.1 sporter
Replies: 18
Views: 10998

Re: Rolling Block No.1 sporter

Most of that info is generic to both the #1 and #1 1/2, except the last thing! The longer lower tang clinches it as a #1 Sporter. #1 military, and all other sporting models did not have the longer lower tang. You've got a great old Rem. #1 alright!
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block No.1 sporter
Replies: 18
Views: 10998

Re: Rolling Block No.1 sporter

Look just in front of the forearm on the bottom flat for the caliber marking. 26" is an unusually short barrel for a #1 Sporter, but could be factory special order. Measure the thickness of the receiver side to side with dial calipers and post the measurement here. Not huge differences between a #1 ...
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Finally...Remington No. 1 Sporter
Replies: 3
Views: 1610

Re: Finally...Remington No. 1 Sporter

I'm beginning a build up of another #1 Sporting Rifle from an original action. I plan to put a 34" barrel and chamber it in .40-65, with 1-16" twist. I've got a Lee Shaver long range soule tang coming for it, but I'll use it on my Hepburn until the Roller is done.-Vall
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Lever-rolling block
Replies: 8
Views: 5466

Re: Lever-rolling block

Most I've seen were side levers, but I have seen one done recently that used an underlever.
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 21, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Lever-rolling block
Replies: 8
Views: 5466

Re: Lever-rolling block

There have been a number of sidelever conversions on the old Rolling Block large framed rifles over the years. I don't know of any factory conversions to sidelever, but maybe one of the folks who have more contact with the factory, or early Rolling Block designs might know.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help with roller from a newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: Help with roller from a newbie

You should probably do a chamber cast, as I could guess, but it will still need to be confirmed by a casting. Possibly 12.17x44R, which is the closest Scandinavian caliber to .50-70 that I know of.-Vall
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: WTB / Pre - 1899
Topic: WTB #1 Sporter Stocks
Replies: 0
Views: 1597

WTB #1 Sporter Stocks

Building a original #1 Sporting model Rolling Block, and I'm looking for semi inletted stocks, or good original stocks.

marlinguy@juno.com
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 14, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling block with a wiping stick???
Replies: 16
Views: 5411

Re: Rolling block with a wiping stick???

Wow! Great web sites Rudy! Lots of super info, and pics. Wish I spoke Swedish to interpret more of it. I wasn't aware that the Husqvarna Rolling Blocks were still being made that late!-Vall
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling block with a wiping stick???
Replies: 16
Views: 5411

Re: Rolling block with a wiping stick???

I'm a bit confused Rudy? Isn't the #4 a small framed Roller in .22 or .32 rimfire? Or is there another "#4 Danish" that I don't know about? My #4 is a little guy, not suitable for anything but .22RF. As you can see a lot smaller than my Hepburns: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy/engr...