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remington rolling block 1 1/2 action
Jul 10th, 2017 at 3:52pm
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I got a rem RB 1.5 action this weekend at a show.
I like at rebarrel to 30/30 Wesson, 38 spl,357max,or 44 russin or 44spl or 45acp  all will kept under 20,000cup what do you guy think
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 10th, 2017 at 7:35pm
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Wasn't the largest cartridge it was originally chambered for the 44-40? So how about 44-40 or maybe 38 Special?
  
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Reply #2 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 9:41am
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I have a 1 1/2 that was originally a 25-20 SS with a trashed bore.  I had it rebored to 38-55 with a 1-16 twist.  It is a real pleasure to shoot.  I have been using black powder mostly.  I've experimented a little with a light smokeless load with 4198.  The action is plenty strong enough, but I'm not sure I want to go the smokless route.  Bullet is  the Lyman 375449.  I use a 2 cavity mould and had one side turned out by Tom Ballard so it will cast a plain base bullet.  I generally use the plain base bullet in the rolling block and the gas check in my 1894 Winchester.

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Reply #3 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 11:49am
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The 1 1/2's wall thickness at the BB mortice, is 70.1% of the #5 action. The metal that both are made of is structurally the same. The #5 was chambered in 7mm Mauser, 7.62 Russ, 30/40, 7.65 Mauser and 303 Brit.

Those numbers would inicate that the #1 1/2 should be good for 32K CUP with a .472 cartridge case head.

BUT, the barrel shank is the smaller .850 as opposed to the 1.055 of the #5. A .850 thread, is a thread size that's good for the 30/30 class of cartridges at ~40K

Since the 38/55 has a smaller case head, than the 7mm or 7.62 Russ, it gives it a pressure and thrust advantage.

DeHaas thought that they were good for 32/40 - 38/55 as a maximum size and pressure cartridge and I would also have to agree. It could also be marked 38XL and use 357 Max cases at plain base pressures.

All the above, assumes a modern steel barrel will be used.

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Reply #4 - Jul 11th, 2017 at 8:40pm
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thanks for info,i was thinking may go with the 22lr or 22hornet last 25/20 wcf , still thinking about it, will be using new barrel blanks
  
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Reply #5 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 2:13pm
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... rebarrel to 30/30 Wesson, 38 spl, 357 max, or 44 russian or 44 spl or 45 acp all will kept under 20,000 cup


The rimless ACP would be a problem; the .44 Spl would be much less hassle. Rated at over 40,000 psi, the .357 Max might be pushing it; do you have later style of firing pin?

The .38 and .44 Special are easy to load for and components are inexpensive.

The Wesson would be the classy one, but you'll have to form brass for it. (Rocky Mountain is for sale, so no turned brass is available.) The .357 Max brass will be about right, but the case will be about .05 short. I don't know if the rims would have to be thinned, but you could just cut your chamber for Max.
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Reply #6 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 9:34pm
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The Wesson would be the classy one, but you'll have to form brass for it. (Rocky Mountain is for sale, so no turned brass is available.) The .357 Max brass will be about right, but the case will be about .05 short. I don't know if the rims would have to be thinned, but you could just cut your chamber for Max.


When you size the Max (mine from Rem brass) case to 30 cal, with a straight taper, the length grows to 1.64.

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Reply #7 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:00pm
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If you like the 25-20 WCF you might consider the .25-35  It is a good white tail deer rifle and works well for predator calling.
  
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Reply #8 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:14pm
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Before anyone here could even begin to make any honest recommendations one would first need to know what the actual intended use might be. But I see several here have already gone well beyond that without having full knowledge of what that might be and possibly they are quite unique in having the ability to be mind reader's while providing their recommendations?

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Re: remington rolling block 1 1/2 action
Reply #9 - Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:23pm
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J Louis wrote on Jul 16th, 2017 at 10:14pm:
Before anyone here could even begin to make any honest recommendations one would first need to know what the actual intended use might be. But I see several here have already gone well beyond that without having full knowledge of what that might be and possibly they are quite unique in having the ability to be mind reader's while providing their recommendations?

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The OP didn't specify an "actual intended use".
  
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Re: remington rolling block 1 1/2 action
Reply #10 - Jul 17th, 2017 at 12:20pm
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this is what I'm looking  schutzen rifle in 25/20wcf or 30/30 Wesson.and orther is hunting 38spl or 44 spl,
  
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Re: remington rolling block 1 1/2 action
Reply #11 - Jul 17th, 2017 at 8:36pm
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I have owned two 1 1/2s in 45-70. They were military cadet rifles made approx. 1890. If I remember correctly there is mention of them in Marcot's book. Buttestock was like commercial 1 1/2 as was action but had round barrel and full length wood. I do remember the kick, they were very liteweight.
  
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