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Anyone here shoot Remington Rolling Block 12,17x44?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by NonServiam, May 10, 2003.

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  1. NonServiam

    NonServiam Member

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    I'm thinking of getting a Norwegian or Swedish made Remington Rolling Block in 12,7x44 (converted to centerfire) as my first blackpowder rifle. They are pretty cheap and easily available here in Norway, and being manufactured (well, actually patented) before 1885, they are not subject to registration. I would like one of my guns to actually be _mine_, and not suddenly become scrap metal due to the whims of our clueless politicians. Registration is evil, folks, protect your rights while you got 'em! :fire:

    Oh, and looks like a lot of fun with all the smoke and stuff :rolleyes:

    Any THRers shoot these? Your experiences please, sirs! :)

    Any thoughts on this method of reloading ?

    While we're on the subject, any other pre 1885 cartridge rifles that are readily available and not to expensive? I imagine "sticking it to the man" is kinda addictive. Oh, and the "smoke and stuff" as well ...
     
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  2. Mike Irwin

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    Sorry, Non, but Rolling Blocks in this caliber are pretty uncommon in the United States.

    Those that are found are more likely to be rebarreled by someone who wants a shooter, as well.
     
  3. NonServiam

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    Ok. I don't have any choice but to buy one and report here myself, then :)
     
  4. bnorman

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    I shoot the Remington 12.17 x 44 mm. They are the model 1867. The first few thousand were actually manufactured by Remington and 10,000 actions were furnished to Sweden to start their manufacturing. Sweden then manufactured the rifles both at the Carl Gustav and Husqvarna factories. Mine was manufactured by Husqvarna in 1872. The cartridge is virtually identical to the 50-70 U.S. musket cartridge and I actually use 50-70 reloading dies.
    Here in Australia, cartridge cases are available from Bertram Brass. The bullet diameter is .512. They are fun to shoot and are well made rifles. If you want any more info, contact me directly at my email address bobbyenorman@ozemail.com.au

    Good shooting!

    Bob Norman
     
  5. Andrew Wyatt

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    I've a remington number 1 in .50-70, that i'm rebarrrelling to .45-70, to take advantage of a new barrel and ammunition that's available.
     
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