You know what i'd buy?


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stevekl
November 22, 2004, 09:28 PM
A single-shot, non-break-open rifle firing a pleasant cartridge. A .22, .357/.38, .44, .45 colt. It would be a handy little carbine.

The only examples off the top of my head are the Steven's falling-block .22 and the Ruger #1, although I think small, pointy bullets wouldn't be apealling. A .22, pistol round, or stubby lever action round.

Does anyone agree that a falling-block, even a trapdoor style .357 (Like a miniature Springfield) would be awesome?

Edit- What's wrong with break-open actions? I dunno. Nothing, I suppose. I just have a thing for falling blocks, rolling blocks, and trapdoor designs.

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esldude
November 22, 2004, 09:35 PM
I am with you on this. I have wanted exactly what you describe. I have never owned, but think I would like a falling block. Just never wanted to mess with the Ruger version.

But one in the cartridges you mention would be real nice. And of those you mention, the best would in my opinion be the 357. That really rocks in a 16 inch barrel. Velocities of near or at 2000 fps. Very gentle to shoot, yet useful for many things.

Heck had a Marlin that would shoot 5 shot 100 yard groups from right at 1 inch to 1.5 inches. Surely a quality falling block could beat that.

stevekl
November 22, 2004, 09:43 PM
I think what started this was handling some trapdoor rifles and carbines and the gun show. Man, that action is just really, really cool.

I WOULD buy something like that , but the real ones are so old that I would be afraid to shoot it (not because I am afraid of it exploding, I just don't wan to somehow devalue it).

If someone makes a repro, that would be cool, but I probably can't afford it.

Ian
November 22, 2004, 09:52 PM
Uberti makes exactly what you're looking for. A reproduction Remington rolling block rifle/carbine in .22LR, .22 WMR, and .22 Hornet. I know I've seen them in .357 as well, but their website (http://www.uberti.com/firearms/Rolling-Blocks2.tpl) doesn't appear to mention those. Prices are $425 for the pistol, $535 for the carbine, and $600 for the rifle.



http://www.uberti.com/firearms/images/prod_rolling-block.jpg

pbhome71
November 22, 2004, 11:42 PM
I hate you guys.... More stuff to buy... :banghead:

esldude
November 22, 2004, 11:53 PM
http://www.ubertireplicas.com/products/laRollingBlockBabyCarbine.html

Called a rolling block baby carbine. Saw some old ads on gunsamerica for them in .357 usually around $400 or so.

http://www.ubertireplicas.com/products/laSingleShot_low.html

And the low wall replica.

Thanks Ian, didn't know such was made now.

Matt-man
November 23, 2004, 12:03 AM
Browning used to make Low Walls in various pistol calibers - I'm pretty sure .357 Mag and .45 Colt were among the chamberings. They were called the Low Wall Traditional Hunter if my memory serves me correctly.

Edit: Uh, to be clear, this was recently. I believe these were discontinued within the past five years or so.

Sylvilagus Aquaticus
November 23, 2004, 12:16 AM
"Does anyone agree that a falling-block, even a trapdoor style .357 (Like a miniature Springfield) would be awesome?"

Yep. I want my gunsmith back home to build me one of his little 'specials'; a Martini Cadet action wrapped around a .357 Magnum/Maximum.

His demo model is about 5 pounds, maybe 29 inches long. Beautiful full figured curly walnut stocks with a high cheekpiece, in 30-30 Winchester.

Same thing you've described. Works great with any rimmed cartrige...and some semi-rimmed by changing the exractor.

Regards,
Rabbit.

JohnBT
November 23, 2004, 09:38 AM
www.ballardrifles.com/Ballard-Ready.htm

I'd like to have #7.

JBT

Norman Dog
November 24, 2004, 07:51 PM
Don't forget about the old Ruger #3.

I also think that small falling-block actions make cool rifles. My idea would be to rebarrel a Martini Cadet to 7mm TCU Rimmed. The case for this wildcat would be formed from the brass that Mike Bellm experiments with that is essentially the same diameter as a .223 Rem case but longer and with a rim. Normal 7 TCU dies would work for reloading.

I often wonder why a modern manufacturer doesn't make a Cadet-sized action.

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