New to Rolling Blocks - Where could I read up on the history of this one?

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One65r
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New to Rolling Blocks - Where could I read up on the history of this one?

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Hello From Mississippi! New member/first post here!

I’ve been a collector for 25 years but this one has never been in my wheelhouse so it’s stayed in the safe.

This rifle was given to me by a family member early 2000’s and has been buried in the back of my safe since then. It has finally peaked my interest and I was starting to research it. Can any of you give me any direction on what model this may be and where I could start reading up on its history?

Trying to post pics so we’ll see if these first 2 come through. Then I’ll post more.
One65r
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More pics. Especially interested in some of the markings on the stock!

Trying to post pics but I keep getting this message.
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One65r
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Re: New to Rolling Blocks - Where could I read up on the history of this one?

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Hello From Mississippi! New member/first post here!

I’ve been a collector for 25 years but this one has never been in my wheelhouse so it’s stayed in the safe.

This rifle was given to me by a family member early 2000’s and has been buried in the back of my safe since then. It has finally peaked my interest and I was starting to research it. Can any of you give me any direction on what model this may be and where I could start reading up on its history?

Trying to post pics so we’ll see if these first 2 come through. Then I’ll post more.
One65r
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wlw-19958
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Re: New to Rolling Blocks - Where could I read up on the history of this one?

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Hi There,

What you have is a typical #1 size rolling block military rifle.
There were over a million of these made for different countries
all over the world. This rifle has what is called in the collector
field, a type 4 action (the last type). Without more detail of
the caliber, sights and any special markings, it is next to impossible
to tell which country it was made for.

The most common military rolling block was the Spanish model.
These were purchased by Spain (several times) and by most of the
South and Central American countries as well. Many of these
were imported back to the U.S. starting in the 1950's and many
will have very good to excellent bores and are shootable if
the proper ammunition is used (of course one should check with
a knowledgeable gunsmith to make sure it is safe to shoot).

The best source of information is George Layman's book: Remington
Rolling Block Military Rifles of the World
. It is a very detailed
reference and should be in the library of any enthusiast that likes
rolling blocks.

Make a chamber cast and measure it to determine the caliber. This
will tell you if it is Spanish model or possibly some other model.

Good Luck!
Webb
One65r
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Is there an easier way to post pics on this forum using the attachment option on the forum?
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I've never tried using the attachment method here. I use my free Imgur account and post pictures that way.
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