Page Index Toggle Pages: 1 Send TopicPrint
Normal Topic Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question (Read 317 times)
rollingblock
Full Member
***
Offline



Posts: 217
Location: Texas
Joined: Aug 19th, 2012
Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question
Sep 11th, 2017 at 9:40pm
Print Post  
Many Remington #1 Rolling Block Sporting rifle receivers have an approximately 1/8 inch 45 degree bevel between the front of the top flat and the front of the two side flats and the front face of the receiver. This allows the front of standard octagon barrel flats to match up with the bottom of this bevel.

On heavy barrel Remington #1 Rolling Block Sporting rifles, this bevel is absent and the octagon barrel flats lineup/mate with the 90 degree top and side flats of the receiver.

Question: on heavy barreled rifles, does anyone know if Remington "faced off or milled off" this bevel on the front of the receiver to mate the flats of the heavy barrel with the flats on the receiver top; or, were the receivers pulled from the production line before the bevels were made.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Bill Lawrence
Full Member
***
Offline



Posts: 207
Joined: Mar 17th, 2014
Re: Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question
Reply #1 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 9:55am
Print Post  
Seems to me that facing off the receiver to remove the bevel would be a waste of time and material and would also perhaps require other subsequent refitting.  Therefore, I'd vote for pulling the receivers or simply having a stash for such special orders.

Bill Lawrence
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
marlinguy
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Ballards may be weaker,
but they sure are neater!

Posts: 7283
Location: Oregon
Joined: Feb 2nd, 2009
Re: Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question
Reply #2 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 12:45pm
Print Post  
Just dug all my #1 Sporting Rifles out of the safe and did some measurements of the receiver length to see how they compared. I only have two heavy barrels that don't have the bevel, and one of those is an early round top sporter, so I disregarded it's length. It had a rounded front edge, and not beveled, and corners of the octagon simply hang over the rounded edge.
But the others all measured slightly different, but all around 1.60" in length front to back. None under 1.60" but some as much as 1.66" long. The one without the bevel and barrel slightly larger than the receiver is right in there with others at 1.62", so I'd say they were destined to be fitted to larger barrels before they were machined. They simply skipped the step of beveling the front edge.
But I enjoyed your question, as it's something else to look for when I see an old Rolling Block Sporter with a large barrel! If it's beveled I'll know it was likely swapped!
  

Vall
(You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
rollingblock
Full Member
***
Offline



Posts: 217
Location: Texas
Joined: Aug 19th, 2012
Re: Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question
Reply #3 - Sep 12th, 2017 at 8:55pm
Print Post  
Vail,
Thank you for your time and effort on pulling your Remington  R.B.#1 sporting rifles out and making the measurements. After studying Marcot's book, a myriad of online photos, and the few originals I've been able to look at, I am not yet convinced one way or the other. I have not had the fortune to be able to make observations and measurements on numerous originals (yet). I will continue the endeavor and post any new information I come across.
Thanks - John
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
marlinguy
Frequent Elocutionist
*****
Offline


Ballards may be weaker,
but they sure are neater!

Posts: 7283
Location: Oregon
Joined: Feb 2nd, 2009
Re: Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question
Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 11:42am
Print Post  
Glad to help John! I surely had never even thought about the bevel or lack of it on heavy barrels. When I went and looked at mine I was actually a bit surprised to notice the difference I had overlooked for so many years!
I only have 8 #1 Sporting Rifles, so not enough  to be definitive.
  

Vall
(You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
rollingblock
Full Member
***
Offline



Posts: 217
Location: Texas
Joined: Aug 19th, 2012
Re: Remington #1 R.B. Sporting Rifle Receiver Question
Reply #5 - Sep 13th, 2017 at 9:16pm
Print Post  
That's a nice round number, another year or so and a couple more shows it'll be up to 10-12.
  
Back to top
 
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send TopicPrint