View Full Version : #2 remington rolling block

06-03-2006, 07:50 PM
How hard is it to drill the breech block to convert from rimfire to centerfire? Or should I try to find one of the Uberti breech blocks?
The barrel leads pretty bad with navy arms 32 longs as it is, so I was thinking about relining it and going with either 32 S&W Long or maybe 32 Mag.

Just looking for options right now.



06-04-2006, 12:46 AM
Interesting thought. Could try link below for parts. There other RB new made
parts out there I think?

Kenn Womack
5100 Garden Valley Rd
Garden Valley CA 95633
(530) 333-2233
https://www.vtigunparts.com/ab2240000Equick/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=96&cat=Uberti+Rolling+Block+Target+Pistol+%2E22LR%2C+ %2E22Mag%2C+%2E22Hornet%2C+%2E357Mag

AND a post on cal change

06-04-2006, 08:00 AM
I have a #4 Rem and a #6 Rem. Both have been altered to CF by welding up the RF pin hole and making a new pin for the CF. The #4 was a 32 Long RF, the #6 a 32 Short RF. If the rifling is good then altering to 32 S+W long is a snap. Just ream the chamber to the slightly larger 32 S+W Long. A 32 Mag reamer will work. The bore of the 32 RF's varies. Some run around .310, some up to .312+. I've heard of some as tight as .308. PRior to losing the #4 barrel during an attempt at repairing the corroded chamber (couldn't extract even the 32 shorts anymore) it shot very well and I could keep 5 shots in 4" at 100 yards wih the open sights. It was a superb trapline rifle. I'm saving for a Green Mountain barrel now. The #6 needs some chamber reaming as it hasn't been opened yet and the 32 S+W cases cling a bit too much for the extractor. When I get the GM barrel I'll rent the reamer and do both. These are some of the best woods loafing rifles around. I'm trying to get 2 more #4's and a Stevens Marksman in 25 Long to play with.

FWIW- In the #4 using the 311316 and SR7625 I got well over 1100 fps with the primers still rounded. There are more suitable powders if you hunt around a bit. Unique works as does Red Dot. For the #6 I used the Honady swaged 90 swc and the 311316. I think Bullseye and Red Dot were the powders. No velocity taken, but they knock porkys out of trees quite well.

06-05-2006, 12:07 AM
Thanks for the info. The bore on this one isn't quite a sewer pipe; it still shoots good, it just leads like crazy. I think I'll try converting the breech block and rechamber then see how it shoots with different boolits. Relining it can still be an option.



06-05-2006, 08:04 PM
I'm not sure of the size of the #2 barrel, but the #4 is only 7/8 at the breech and like 11/16 at the muzzle. Guess what happens when you try and drill it out with a 13mm drill with a less then perfect pilot?