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Reply #15 - Mar 9th, 2017 at 4:46pm
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Reply #16 - Mar 9th, 2017 at 5:47pm
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I do like rolling blocks !!! Smiley  I had one in 45-70 and got talked out of it  $$$$  Darn people!!!   

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Reply #17 - Mar 10th, 2017 at 9:23am
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Powdermans roller has us all beat. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!


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Reply #18 - Mar 10th, 2017 at 9:32am
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How long is the barrel on your 45-70, Powderman? Good bore?

My 40-70 BN is about 75 percent. Rough up near the breech. I did shoot it once at a local match. Mostly made a lot of noise with duplex loads from a short 28 inch barrel. It really rattles the rafters, lol.


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Reply #19 - Mar 10th, 2017 at 10:19am
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westerner wrote on Mar 10th, 2017 at 9:23am:
Powdermans roller has us all beat. Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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Reply #20 - Mar 10th, 2017 at 4:47pm
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Thanks for the compliments guys, and here I thought I was the only one who liked RB’s. It seems any No. 1 sporting rifle in a large centre-fire cartridge is a scarce item. I bought my 45-70 about 30 years ago from a fellow collector here in BC. My 45-70 has a 26” barrel and is fitted with a folding two leaf rear and a silver blade front sight in addition to the sporting tang sight. A good rig for hunting in the bush. The fore end cap and buttplate still have their case colours. The inside is in as nice shape, if not better, as the outside of the gun. The bore has excellent, sharp, mirror-like rifling.

I used to have a No.1 sporter in 46 Ex Long rimfire with a heavy weight barrel, that had a beach combination front sight and Remington sight mounted just ahead of the receiver that had a flip-up peep sight. If I remember right the barrel was 28”. The rifle was mint with the exception of the right side of the frame which had suffered somewhat from poor storage leaving no case colours and light pitting on that side of the frame.

I had two RB Long Range rifles with 34” half octagon barrels in 44S that had sprit level windgage front and Remington Long Range rear sights, in about as nice condition as the 45-70. One of them had a set trigger. The SN on the barrel was 100 different from the rest of the gun, a factory error, I think. I bought it from Tom Axtell at a gun show in Kalispell, Mt. and ended up trading it to Jim Goergen for a Ballard # 6. The other Long Range I traded to a collector in Alberta for a Ballard 6 1/2 Rigby Offhand.

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Reply #21 - Mar 10th, 2017 at 4:47pm
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Reply #22 - Mar 11th, 2017 at 9:33am
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No, you're not the only RB fan here! I am a fan of the Sporting Rifles in all sorts of models. Never been a military collector, so have no interest in them other than what I might use to build up a Sporting Rifle. Have a military project here now that will be a pistol gripped .40-65 with 34" Creedmoor barrel.
  

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Reply #23 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 9:15pm
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So, here are a few of mine. This one is a 45-70 engraved by Ken Hurst.
  

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Reply #24 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 9:17pm
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This is a 45-90 engraved by Ken Burkow. Waiting on final finish.
  

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Reply #25 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 9:18pm
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This is an original Remington Muskatoon in 43 Turkish (same as 45 Peabody What Cheer?) Rarer than hens teeth!!!
  

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Reply #26 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 9:20pm
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A modified Remington sporter in 40-70 Sharps Straight. Ya gotta love them rollers, eh Westerner? I'm always looking for more.
  

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Reply #27 - Aug 26th, 2017 at 9:43pm
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Happy to see all these beautiful rollers.  I've got a couple that are shooters and got two roller projects going. 

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Reply #28 - Aug 27th, 2017 at 1:31am
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I am going to try again hopefully with the smaller size this time.  This is a swedish rolling block I built in 40-70 SBN
  
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Reply #29 - Aug 27th, 2017 at 9:37am
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I picked up two more Remington Sporting rifles in Denver in May at the CGCA show. One is a very early round top from around 1870-71 with full octagon barrel in .44 Long CF, and the early deep crescent buttplate. The other is a later Sporting Rifle with half octagon barrel in .40-50 SBN.
Guess I need to take some pictures and add them to this thread.
  

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