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Remington Rolling Block Pistols
Apr 28th, 2009 at 7:32pm
 
This may be a bit of heresy but as I have been bitten with the Rem. RB bug I would like to add to my "collection" by getting a Remington Rollimg Block pistol any suggestions of sites that cover this type of single shot pistols?
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Re: Remington Rolling Block Pistols
Reply #1 - Apr 29th, 2009 at 12:08am
 
Remington actually did make a 50 caliber cartridge pistol on a smaller reduced size rolling block action. Has a pistol grip and small forend do not remember what they were called or the model number. But some who does may see this and hopefully offer a better explanation than I have. Frank
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Reply #2 - Apr 29th, 2009 at 8:45am
 
According to "Remington Rolling Block Firearma by Konrad F. Schreier, jr. " the rolling block pistols were made in .50 rimfire, .50 centerfire, .22 rimfire, .25 and .32 rimfire, .44 russian, 32-20, others on special order. Pictures in his book show both round and half round barrels.
At one time, and maybe still, Uberti offered a Rolling Block pistol in both rimfire and centerfire models, I think the calibers were .22 and .22 mag rimfire, 22 hornet and .357 mag. I have seen one of these at a gun show and it looked nice if I remember right. Just wish I had purchased one when they were available.
I think that one would be nice in either a .32-20 or perhaps a .44 special. I do not think that they would be a lot of fun to shoot in any of the magnum calibers.
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Reply #3 - Apr 29th, 2009 at 10:57pm
 
Considering how few they made total, the Rolling Block pistols are seen more often than one would think. I see more .50's than any other caliber.
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Reply #4 - Apr 30th, 2009 at 8:53am
 
It is interesting to note that both Niedner and Pope made custom barrels for them. Perhaps other famous makers made barrels for them also.
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Reply #5 - May 7th, 2009 at 4:53pm
 
Back in the late '50's when RB's were plentiful and cheap, like TD's, we'd make pistols out of them in high school shop class and be graded on them. Anybody want to try that in high school today? Shocked
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Reply #6 - May 7th, 2009 at 9:08pm
 
You're killin me BP! What a gorgeous #7!!!!!!!
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Reply #7 - May 8th, 2009 at 2:31am
 
Val, glad you enjoyed the pics.

As soon as the rain blows through, that #7 and I are going to burn some powder. Always felt that good rifles rot just sitting in a safe, so I make a point of taking her out at least once a year. Wall-hangers are something I do not abide.

Aussie_Hunter, if you can find a picture of a Remington Army Model 1871 pistol, compare it closely with the pics of the #7 rifle.

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Reply #8 - May 14th, 2009 at 12:31am
 
My 1901 Remington pistol has a tang sight mounted similarly  to  the one on your #7 rifle.  Sight is Pope, barrel is Stevens Pope.  Grips (modern) are styled after Roper by Craig Libhart.  The pistol is with Keith Kearcher here in Bend, Oregon,  getting rust blue and new color case hardening.  I'll probably rub a fair amount of the case color off, as I don't like the brand new look on 100 year old pieces.
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Reply #9 - May 14th, 2009 at 5:46pm
 
Terry,
What do you use to rub the case color to diminish the new look?
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Reply #10 - May 14th, 2009 at 6:12pm
 
Terry,
The tang sight on the #7 is the Lyman with an RS code, which is correct for this roller.

If you get a chance, please post a pic or two of your 1901 when you get it back. The Remington "Army" frame pistol series are very  appealing sidearms.

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Reply #11 - May 16th, 2009 at 8:28pm
 
Photos will be a couple of weeks (I hope not longer).

Vall, Craig Steggall just did this "trick" on a 44 #52 he took home with him from his recent visit.  I'll look at it and get the recipe on my next trip to Portland; he said it left a silvered look with overtones of the blues and dark greys from its recent color case harding job.  I've heard toilet bowl cleaner works, but perhaps he came up with something more elegant sounding.
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Reply #12 - May 17th, 2009 at 5:29am
 
be careful  with toliet bowel cleaner, i used it just last week again ,and it really will take the blueing off a gun fast .you can make new gun look old real fast .i never used it on a color cased gun .

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Reply #13 - May 21st, 2009 at 10:42pm
 
Aussie_Hunter,
Just saw an add on the Remington Society of America website - RSA Classifieds section - listing a Remington M1871 Army Pistol for sale.  Look about 1/2 way down the left hand column, email and phone are shown in the add.
http://www.remingtonsociety.com/rsa/journals/RSAJournal_01_2009_CA

I don't know how current the add is so your on your own hook with this.

BP

P.S. Don't anyone send me no nasty B.S. emails like you sent to Whitey about the Ballard parts.  Wink
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Reply #14 - Jun 16th, 2009 at 7:50pm
 
BP, thanks for the tip off, will contact the advertiser asap, regards David A.(Aussie Hunter)
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