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by marlinman93
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Early round top Sporting Rifle
Replies: 30
Views: 4063

Early round top Sporting Rifle

I have an early Sporting Rifle in .44 Long Centerfire. It is serial #66x, and it is one of those early guns Remington built using the military receiver. Had it for awhile, but recently took it apart for a thorough cleaning and was a little surprised to see the cleaning rod stud mounted in the receiv...
by marlinman93
Tue May 22, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help with Rolling Block Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Re: Help with Rolling Block Identification

Considering all the places Remington serial numbered the early Sporting Rifles, it would be easy to pull the forearm and buttstock to see if all numbers match on the barrel, frame, triggerplate, etc. I also think it's likely an assembled gun from more than one. But it's a beautiful gun and I sure li...
by marlinman93
Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Would like more history on my gun, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Would like more history on my gun, please?

.32 caliber would indicate a squirrel rifle, or target rifle to me.
by marlinman93
Wed May 09, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Would like more history on my gun, please?
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Would like more history on my gun, please?

Pretty tough to give any history with such limited photos and no description. A full length picture and closeup of the lock and trigger(s) plus caliber info would help a lot.
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling block barrel stamp
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Rolling block barrel stamp

Are you certain it's "GFW" and not "CFW"? It may possibly be .32-20 Winchester, which occasionally got marked CFW for centerfire Winchester.
Check to see if it's a CF firing pin, and do a chamber cast to determine the caliber for sure.
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 8049

Re: 7mm Roller

Pretty sure that's what I said? "not to full length resize"
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 8049

Re: 7mm Roller

This is a very interesting thread! I have a Mexican roller that I bought mail order when I was 15. You could order one with an "extra good bore" for a few dollars extra so I did that. Like a fool I butchered it into a "sporter" but that's what everyone did back then. It has always been an accurate ...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another Rolling Block Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Another Rolling Block Question

Do a Cerrosafe chamber cast on it, and you'll have everything you need to determine caliber, and bore size.
by marlinman93
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 7mm Roller
Replies: 20
Views: 8049

Re: 7mm Roller

The issues usually pop up when headspace begins to get out of spec. With proper headspace they should shoot fine. I've seen some that I could grab the breech block with the hammer down and move it open quite a ways! I've also seen some that when fired the empties wouldn't chamber again if they weren...
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help Identifying Rolling Block
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: Help Identifying Rolling Block

Appears to be one of the #5 Model 1897 carbines. Built 1897 to 1905. A very neat version to own in my opinion.
by marlinman93
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!

Thanks Oscar! And yes, that was funny! My tang sight is one of the reproduced Remington tang sights made in the late 1990's. Numrich had all the pieces in their catalog to assemble them, and the quality is very good, at a price that's tough to beat. Most quality tang sights run in the $400 range for...
by marlinman93
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!

Oscar, your tang sight is not one of Marlin's. It is an Italian job and not sure if Pedersoli or someone else made it? They can be purchased from Track of the Wolf still, and the screw you need is metric, so you can take the sight to a good hardware store and find a metric allen cap screw that will ...
by marlinman93
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!

well the .40-65 has some real advantages. The brass is still easy to find and not extremely expensive. And .45-70 brass can be easily reformed if need be. It's a great cartridge for almost any distance from 100 yds. - 1000 yds. I really like the .40-65, but I'm a fan of almost any old .40 caliber ri...
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!

Weird. Not sure why it doubled my post, but it wont let me delete the duplicate either?
by marlinman93
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!
Replies: 13
Views: 2246

Re: Get out the hack saw and steel wool!

I am also presently building a sporting rifle, and went looking for a pistol grip lower tang as I wanted this one to be a pistol gripped stock. I found lower tangs brand new at Numrich Gun Parts for about $40 and they are genuine Remington parts from the late 1990's when Remington made a run of new ...