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Re: Is this a Rolling Block Pistol (?)
Reply #15 - May 31st, 2018 at 10:56am
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The guns I have from a fire have a scale to the surfaces, and even internal parts have that same scale you'd see on metal coming out of a forge. No scale on this Rolling Block tells me it never saw high heat.
  

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Reply #16 - Jun 1st, 2018 at 5:32pm
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Definitely an 1871 Army pistol.
Looks like it will restore well.
Easy to make brass.  Not many made and they are getting expensive as rolling blocks go.
Of course if you don't want it you can always pass it my way.... Wink
  
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Reply #17 - Jun 2nd, 2018 at 9:59pm
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Good find Joe. I dont think its s fire gun either. I always wanted one with a bad bore in bad enough condition I could turn it into a fun plinker. Would struggle with caliber- 44-40 ? .38 special ?
  
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Reply #18 - May 30th, 2019 at 6:05am
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agree with others.....you need to shoot it
i have one too but here in the uk we can only collect and display them
  
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Reply #19 - May 30th, 2019 at 8:57am
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I thought the rule was a pistol can be made a rifle, and back to pistol ( Thompson center) but a rifle reciever can only be a rifle? I have one TC rifle frame that is so marked.
  
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Reply #20 - May 31st, 2019 at 12:49am
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Re: atf and pistol rifle
From what I understand it is what the gun was first delivered as...I questioned this when I bought my t/c. Bought it as a 7/08 pistol, legally converted it to a 25/06 rifle and visa versa.... but for an antique action never registered, there is no record, so how would anyone know?
  
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Reply #21 - May 31st, 2019 at 3:11pm
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There are quite a few of the 1871 army pistols around and most of the ones I've seen have pretty good bores.  I have one which I've had for 35 years or so.  Really fun to shoot.  I make the brass out of 50-70 and use Lyman 515139 for the bullet.  If I remember right my load is 24 grains of FFFg and it shoots 13" high - - so aim a little below the belt buckle!

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Reply #22 - May 31st, 2019 at 4:15pm
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Here's a pic of the Remington Army pistol.
Note that the Army Pistol frame is not cut to allow for the installation of the Lyman RS tang sight that was used on the #7 Rifle.

The 2nd pic shows a Navy pistol, which displays the obvious differences in the shape of its frame from that of the Army pistol.
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Reply #23 - May 31st, 2019 at 10:45pm
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Here's a link to Larry Potterfield's YouTube video where he's making a new grip stock for the Navy version of RB pistol. He's got a few on the RB pistols IIRC.
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Nice project!
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