Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

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dtrsss
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Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Post by dtrsss » Fri May 01, 2020 3:58 pm

Oregunsmithing said to rechamber in 450 or 50 Alaskan. I am not familiar with any old ammo so I will have to look into these. I am looking for cost effective ammo and that is one reason I like the 45-70. I did want to keep the round at least something the Rolling Block used but neither of those choices falls under that from what I can tell.

marlinman93
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Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Post by marlinman93 » Fri May 01, 2020 4:11 pm

Well your first statement about never have reloaded pretty much kept your hands tied from success with this rifle. It's not easy to find loaded .43 Spanish ammo, and those at Oregun Gunsmithing are not giving you good advice by directing you to go to .450 or .50 Alaskan. Neither in factory loads will make them a safe load for a gun that should be kept below 25,000 cup. Both of those calibers push close to 40,000 and will blow up a old Rolling Block.

dtrsss
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Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Post by dtrsss » Fri May 01, 2020 4:48 pm

In order to make this work as is, I would have to reload 43 in a 348 WCF case. I have read that people have done it as that was a normal thing to do at one point many years ago and that a number of these were converted to do just that. I believe it was because the 43 cases were scarce and 348 was something that would work.

The Alaskan rounds are too rare and too expensive anyhow but it does remind me to check on pressure.

I did ask if they could rechamber this to 45-70 and will see what the response is on that.

marlinman93
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Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Post by marlinman93 » Fri May 01, 2020 6:08 pm

.348 cases are available from places like Buffalo Arms, but still expensive. But they can be fire formed using a light charge of Bullseye powder, with Cream of Wheat filled to the top over the charge to blow them out to .43 caliber.
So if you reload they can be easily made. And once you've got enough for use they will last forever at the kind of loads a .43 Mauser or Spanish runs.

wlw-19958
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Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Post by wlw-19958 » Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 pm

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

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Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Post by marlinman93 » Thu May 21, 2020 4:51 pm

wlw-19958 wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 1:27 pm
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
With a starting price like that he'll still have it when the auction time runs out.

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