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    Yesterday, 12:29 PM
    marlinman93 replied to a thread recoil in Single Shot Guns
    A big determining factor is also bullet weight and powder charge. There are certain minimum level charges that you'll have to live with, but it's pretty easy to get both guns and calibers to have equal felt recoil with the right bullet/charge.
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    Yesterday, 12:24 PM
    That's a barrel blank price, and you'll pay much more than $100 to have it contoured and fitted to use as a liner in a shotgun bore!
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    11-19-2017, 06:39 PM
    It means one of two things (or both). It is usually a sign of too little pressure and the case isn't sealing in the chamber. It can also be caused by brass that's too hard and might need annealing. I'd up the charge first, as 1336 fps is pretty low...
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    11-19-2017, 04:52 PM
    A few more Rolling Blocks. #1 Sporting rifle in .22LR, another early Unertl scope, half octagon 30" barrel. #1 1/2 in .22 Long, with a 28" barrel.
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    11-19-2017, 01:12 PM
    Slug the bore before considering any further work, or conversion! Some of these old .32RF rifles can have very large groove diameters! I've seen them as big as .316"!!
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    11-18-2017, 08:26 PM
    Not sure what a "loading gate" is on a Rolling Block, but glad it was an easy fix! Looks like a nice #4!
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    11-18-2017, 08:20 PM
    Whitney Laidley 1st model in .45-70: #1 Sporting Rifle in .22LR. Owned by EC Hackett who was born in 1851 in Oregon City, Oregon. One of the first deputies in Oregon City, and later Mayor during WWI. Territorial Recorder for 30 years.
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    11-18-2017, 08:19 PM
    Have to take some pictures, as my Photobucket account lost all the images I had. But here's a few: 1871 Sporting Rifle in .44 Long CF. Extra heavy, 34" barrel. Later early 1880's Sporting Rifle in .40-50 Straight, with 30" half octagon...
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    11-17-2017, 12:14 PM
    Not everybody is waiting on the Henry. But I agree there are a large number of other single shot rifles on the new and used market that could easily fill many people's needs in the same price range.
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    11-16-2017, 07:59 PM
    That's what I was thinking too.
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    11-16-2017, 12:21 PM
    Wonder if those punch marks on the stock were "kill counts"???
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    11-16-2017, 12:20 PM
    I've had many more issues with stick powders not igniting properly than ball powders.
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    11-15-2017, 09:24 PM
    Thanks! The top tang is marked "1885" on this one.
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    11-15-2017, 05:00 PM
    Guessing that since this receiver is marked "1867" and it began life as a rimfire, it's an early gun. With the length of this chamber, it appears to be the center cartridge of 46.5mm
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    11-15-2017, 11:43 AM
    My guess is that these were indeed broken from rough handling, and not during use. The break appeared to be a hit from behind going forward, so likely it was tossed butt first on a pile and struck the breechblock spur, snapping it off. This one is...
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    11-14-2017, 07:34 PM
    Since there seems to be a general interest in military Rolling Blocks here. Here's one I picked up not long ago that's chambered in 11.7 Danish. Started life as a big rimfire, and later the Danish converted them all to centerfire. The cartridge is...
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    11-14-2017, 12:23 PM
    Since your cases really don't need a lot of forming, I'd load them at whatever load you hope to use and simply shoot them. No need to do a light charge, or use filler to fire form them. I've built cases that had a lot more brass movement during fire...
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    11-12-2017, 12:45 PM
    Safe is good, but still need to be concerned about the angle of that breechblock with having to make up for that much headspace.
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    11-12-2017, 12:43 PM
    Any number of single shots in .45-70 can be adapted to scopes with very little effort or cost. The .45-70 is a great choice, but I'd steer clear of the Hi-Lux mounts. Their scopes aren't bad, butt the long range "Malcolm" style mount needed to get...
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    11-11-2017, 10:10 PM
    I'm always puzzled when these gun makers come out with a single shot rifle, and don't offer a 28"-30" heavy barrel? Seems like there's a lot of demand for calibers like .45-70, .38-55, and .32-40, in a longer, heavier barrel. Would make a decent...
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    11-11-2017, 10:06 PM
    Fireforming might help with excess headspace, but there's another issue that can't be addressed on a Rolling Block by fireforming. The design of the "rolling breech block" means if the gun is loose, then the breech block is not square to the bore,...
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    11-11-2017, 11:06 AM
    Yes, from the info I can find the Maynard could be made on the same .303 brass. But length will be an issue. .303 brass is around 2.2" long, where Maynard is 2.3" long. So your cases will all be short in the chamber. Made an error on case length...
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    11-10-2017, 10:55 PM
    Might consider making it a .40-50 Sharps Straight, like my old Rolling Block is chambered in. Same bolt face, rim diameter, but with a .410" bore. Simply open the .303 brass up, and cut the length to about 2" and load them up! A wonderful little...
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    11-10-2017, 11:23 AM
    Apples and oranges. A purpose built bolt action target rifle isn't usually a pretty gun, but they can be very accurate depending on components used. The right barrel, trigger, and action wont care too much about wood quality. It will of course need...
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    11-09-2017, 08:46 PM
    I personally don't think all gun buyers are looking strictly at prices. If that was true, then companies like Shiloh, DZ Arms, etc. wouldn't have lengthy waiting periods for customers to get a rifle. Those buying a particular type of gun aren't...
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    11-09-2017, 12:13 PM
    How could he list it as "low number" if he didn't have it to see the serial number?
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    11-09-2017, 12:11 PM
    I've never considered getting into paper patched bullets, so I shoot lube groove bullets in all my old single shots. Many are from the era of paper patching, and have chambers cut for that purpose. But I try to keep things simpler for me in...
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    11-09-2017, 12:07 PM
    Indeed case colors that vibrant are rare, but certainly not impossible. I always wonder how a gun survives over a century with colors so nice, but I've seen it before and close examination showed they weren't re-done. I wouldn't care at all if this...
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    11-08-2017, 02:06 PM
    And you could also buy guns assembled by Bannerman's from the large inventory of parts they owned. I've seen some extremely fine examples of various guns Bannerman's built up. Some of them with factory stocks, and later with custom stocks that made...
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    11-08-2017, 01:31 PM
    If you examine the bullet molds made by the old masters like Schoyen and Pope, you'll see a different design than what is used by many production mold suppliers today. They believed that more lube grooves of smaller capacity was the answer to better...
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