Mystery Rolling Block Carbine

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Rob44Cheney
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Re: Mystery Rolling Block Carbine

Post by Rob44Cheney » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:24 pm

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Rob44Cheney
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Re: Mystery Rolling Block Carbine

Post by Rob44Cheney » Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:31 pm

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wlw-19958
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Re: Mystery Rolling Block Carbine

Post by wlw-19958 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:01 pm

Hi There,

Well, the frame is from an 1870 USN rifle. The
butt-stock is not original. The original would
have a much better wood-metal fit. The step
in the wood/metal joint shouldn't be there.

As to the anomaly of an 1870 USN made into a carbine,
I think this is a very clever counterfeit. It would be
interesting to know how the bar extractor screw hole
was plugged. And whomever did it got a correct breech
block (or did an excellent welding/machining job).

Anyway, if it has a good bore (and the 1867 barrels sold
trough Dixie were supposed to be excellent), make some
BP Ammo and have some fun.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb

Rob44Cheney
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Re: Mystery Rolling Block Carbine

Post by Rob44Cheney » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:46 pm

Thanks for sticking with me as I worked out posting photos of this (now less mysterious) carbine. I appreciate your commentary and hope you will add additional information if you encounter any. Regards, Rob

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