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Reply #30 - Aug 27th, 2017 at 4:31pm
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My Creedmoor in 44-77S. I have it shooting the steel swingers out to 300 yards so far with breech seated pp bullets.
  
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Reply #31 - Aug 27th, 2017 at 5:21pm
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Oh so sweet!! And original to boot?

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Reply #32 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 7:48am
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Very nice indeed.
  
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Reply #33 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 10:18am
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That is stunning.  My buddy has an original creed more but with a full octagon barrel in 44-100.  It has had a sight attached to the butt stock but now it just has the tang sight.  The serial number is Custers Creedmore + 1.  I would love to know who owned and shot these rifles.  They were very expensive guns at the time and very few were made.  What amazes me about my friends is how light it is for having a 34" barrel and the balance is perfect.
  
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Reply #34 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 4:00pm
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Rex N wrote on Aug 28th, 2017 at 10:18am:
That is stunning.  My buddy has an original creed more but with a full octagon barrel in 44-100.  It has had a sight attached to the butt stock but now it just has the tang sight.  The serial number is Custers Creedmore + 1.  I would love to know who owned and shot these rifles.  They were very expensive guns at the time and very few were made.  What amazes me about my friends is how light it is for having a 34" barrel and the balance is perfect.


Creedmoor rifles had to stay under the maximum 10 lb. limit. All that I've seen were half octagon, or almost full round, as a full octagon exceeded the 10 lb. limit. The barrel would have to be even smaller diameter than a standard Creedmoor to be full octagon and under 10 lbs.
  

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Reply #35 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 4:39pm
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Yes, mine is original. It weighs 10 pounds exactly on my postal scale. I got this one because it was in good enough shape to shoot as well as to look at. It is not all dinged up like some of them and the reddish wood color is beautiful - I will never refinish or change it other than clean it after shooting it. It shoots just fine; there are no pits or rough spots and the bore is like a mirror. The only thing I did was to have Distant Thunder make me a reproduction front sight insert so I can shoot with the insert I like and also not worry about losing the original insert. My wife was remarking how tiny the numbers are on the vernier tang slide - much smaller than on any of the modern reproductions. They all must have had extraordinary eyesight then. This is very addicting; to be able shoot an original with the original BP and pp bullet configuration used in the competitions back in the day.
  
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Reply #36 - Aug 28th, 2017 at 6:44pm
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Nice rifle Fogman.  Have you shot it at 1,000 yards?
  

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Reply #37 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 9:59am
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Fogman wrote on Aug 28th, 2017 at 4:39pm:
My wife was remarking how tiny the numbers are on the vernier tang slide - much smaller than on any of the modern reproductions. They all must have had extraordinary eyesight then. 


The scale on old tang sights is also different than most modern tang sight scales too! I've had to figure out what each mark relates to in altitude change when shooting my guns with original tang sights vs. modern repros.
  

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Reply #38 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 12:37pm
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My two shooters:

RB1 with DZ scope, Shaver sights, Green Mountain .38-55 barrel.

Lone Star #LS 0001, .45-90, Zitka sights, never been D & T'd for scope bases. 

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Reply #39 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 2:40pm
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These two are not nearly as nice as the others have posted, but they are originals. This one is a 1871 Rolling Block Sporter in .44 Long CF. Full octagon 32" heavy barrel.

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This one is a later early 1880's Sporter in .40-50 Sharps, with a half octagon 30" barrel.

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It was probably not D&T for a tang sight when new, and someone D&T it for Stevens 1.5" spacing. So I added a tang sight I had here to make it a better shooter at longer distance.

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Reply #40 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 2:58pm
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"Have you shot it at 1,000 yards?"
No, the range I go to only goes out to 500 yds. I am working on the loads and sight settings to 500 yards. Then I will go to the other range (a lot farther away) and see if it can hit anything at 1000 yards. Hopefully by the end of Oct before winter sets in and the 50 mph x winds come back I can have it out to 1000 yards. That's the goal after loading it like back in the day - then shoot it 1000 yards like back in the day.
  
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Reply #41 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 3:03pm
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Good looking rollers, Vall.  Do you shoot the .44 Long CF?  If you do, what brass do you use to make the .44 Long CF brass?

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Reply #42 - Aug 29th, 2017 at 3:11pm
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GeorgeC wrote on Aug 29th, 2017 at 3:03pm:
Good looking rollers, Vall.  Do you shoot the .44 Long CF?  If you do, what brass do you use to make the .44 Long CF brass?

George


I do shoot this caliber in my Ballard George. It takes a bit of work, but I use .44 Magnum cases that I size down, and then turn the rims down. I cast heeled bullets from an old Ideal tong tool I own with a good mold on it.
Haven't slugged the bore on this one yet, or loaded for it, but my Ballard is a pretty typical bore that runs close to .45 caliber. I expect the Remington to also run in that range of groove diameter.
  

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Reply #43 - Sep 5th, 2017 at 10:41pm
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Here's my little baby.
Bought it about ten to twenty years ago off the internet.
No name but I think it must be a customized Uberti in 218 Bee with a Douglas barrel.
Anybody recognize the proof marks?
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Reply #44 - Sep 6th, 2017 at 9:55am
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Looks like what Uberti called the "Baby Rolling Block". They were based on the #2 action, and chambered for a variety of calibers from .22LR, .22 Magnum, .22 Hornet, etc.
  

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