Yet another ID

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Paulo Lopes
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Yet another ID

Post by Paulo Lopes » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:53 am

New here. I just bought this rolling block and plan on restoring it. My question is, what kind of rolling block is this and what caliber?
Thanks in advance.
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tjack
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Re: Yet another ID

Post by tjack » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:05 pm

Your rifle is the Egyptian contract model. It was originally chambered for the 11 mm Egyptian cartridge (11 x 49 R; also know as the 11.3 x 50 R).

Paulo Lopes
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Re: Yet another ID

Post by Paulo Lopes » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:35 am

Thank you for the reply. I cleaned it up a little, hopefully I will find some ammo for this rifle.
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stanforth
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Re: Yet another ID

Post by stanforth » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:39 pm

I have been shooting .43 Egyptian Rolling Blocks for many years. You will need to load your own ammo, cases are available and I load with a medium black powder. For short distances, up to 100 yards I use .45 Colt bullets in lead and for distances up to 500 yards I cast my own lead using a Lee die.

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