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The forgotten Single Shot of 1901...
Sep 8th, 2017 at 10:00am
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...And for good reason.  I've been collecting Remington single shot rifles for a while.  Most people who hear about a rolling block often think of a rifle.  Recently came across a forgotten model by Remington - the 1901 rolling block target pistol ( (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)) - a last of its kind by Remington.  Looking back at it, even with more modern alternatives at that time in the 22LR format, the single shot still wanted to make a mark.  With less than 800 made of that model, it was quits for Remington due to supposed poor sales/demand.  While other pistols came (ie. Thompson Centers) years after, it's too bad more are not available from the major manufacturers anymore...
  
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Re: The forgotten Single Shot of 1901...
Reply #1 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 10:20am
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In an era of revolvers peaking in refinement (until Dan Wesson came along) and auto-pistols emerging for the Spanish and two World Wars, I don't believe RBPs offered what the public wanted.  Maybe if the barrels could be easily interchanged?  Look how old is the break-in action design of the TC.  Thompson could just as easily used a RB design.  Inherently weaker for modern smokeless calibers? Undecided
  
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Re: The forgotten Single Shot of 1901...
Reply #2 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 3:41pm
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I have one chambered in .32-20 that's a great shooter, but not too pretty. The little .22 RB target pistols are pretty nifty!
  

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Re: The forgotten Single Shot of 1901...
Reply #3 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 3:55pm
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Better designed SS target pistols like Stevens #10 & S&W Straightline remained in production long after the 1901, but even they couldn't compete with revolvers & autos.  I always wanted one of the RBs, but I think that shooting up a box of 50 rounds, as I usually do when I shoot one of revolvers, wound get rather tedious with any SS.
  
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Re: The forgotten Single Shot of 1901...
Reply #4 - Sep 10th, 2017 at 12:31am
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Who sez you have to shoot up the whole box?   Wink
  

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