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Rolling Block with 25Lb Bull Barrel ???
Apr 20th, 2017 at 7:04pm
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I was looking for a picture of this rifle ,to get ideas for a future build. I saw the picture some where and I can not find it again.
Here is hoping that some one has the rifle.?
  
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Reply #1 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 11:10am
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Marcot's book has some good pictures. But unfortunately I don't have my copy right now! Loaned it to my son in law recently, and probably wont see it until he's done drooling over the pictures!
  

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Reply #2 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 8:34pm
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A 25# Roller definitely caught my interest. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Reply #3 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 9:05pm
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I found the picture and blog on the build. It was Gene Cordner who built this beast.
  
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Reply #4 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 9:47pm
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Holy cow! That barrel is so large it makes the #1 action look like a #4 Rolling Block!! Unusual stock design for a benchrest gun!
  

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Reply #5 - Apr 21st, 2017 at 11:13pm
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My barrel looks the same but it is in 32/40 , I have a swede roller coming in the mail and then I will have to look for wood and a butt plate
  
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Reply #6 - Apr 22nd, 2017 at 10:41am
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Not a big fan of the way the upper tang was bent down. I prefer Remington's version where upper tang stayed straight, and lower was curved to make a pistol grip.
This is one I'm working on presently. A military .43 Spanish that I swapped in a new style Remington Rolling Block lower tang and stock to:

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Reply #7 - Apr 22nd, 2017 at 2:34pm
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Thats a nice looking roller what caliber are you going to make that one?
  
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Reply #8 - Apr 22nd, 2017 at 5:03pm
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cdnrokon wrote on Apr 22nd, 2017 at 2:34pm:
Thats a nice looking roller what caliber are you going to make that one?


Well it will be a .40 caliber, as I have a GM 1:16" twist .40 cal. barrel. Either .40-70SS or .40-65 Win., with a 34" #3.5 barrel.
  

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Reply #9 - Apr 22nd, 2017 at 7:25pm
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I have but one question....WHY!
  
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Reply #10 - Apr 22nd, 2017 at 10:16pm
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I have had quite a few single shots over the years ,Ballard,high walls rollers, but nothing ever like this.I wanted something different and was shopping for a big barrel for a percussion build.
I came across this one in 32/40 and I did not want to change it into a percussion barrel.This is why I will build it back into a cartridge rifle . I will garintee that it is the only one in my neck of the woods.
  
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Reply #11 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 7:28pm
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I've seen quite a few single shot target rifles with extremely large barrels. Not as big as that 25 lb. barreled gun you pictured, but probably 15-16 lb. barrels.
I am fascinated by them also, and keep telling myself I want to build up a big heavy bench gun similar to the ones I've seen at some gun shows. I don't want to go so large that the shank has to be offset to work though.
  

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Reply #12 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 8:13pm
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Barry Darr built a 32-40 with a 3 inch diameter barrel and it was up for sale a few years back but someone bored out the barrel and it ended up being a 40 cal if memory serves right and they completely destroyed its collector value. I believe Bud Welch was the one who found the need to ruin it.

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Reply #13 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 9:02pm
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J Louis wrote on Apr 23rd, 2017 at 8:13pm:
Barry Darr built a 32-40 with a 3 inch diameter barrel and it was up for sale a few years back but someone bored out the barrel and it ended up being a 40 cal if memory serves right and they completely destroyed its collector value. I believe Bud Welch was the one who found the need to ruin it.

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That's an absolute shame! Always hoped to own a B. Darr barreled gun some day! Without his bore it would be worthless to me!
  

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Reply #14 - Apr 23rd, 2017 at 9:27pm
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I have a B.W.Darr barrel on an old English Martini action. It is a 32-40 and it is a jewel.
  
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