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Thread: My winter Rolling Block Projet

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    FAR better to be oversized and have a chance to work it down to fit than have it undersized and not fit at all! (I've run into that before with semi-inletted stocks ...)

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    Treebone does good work, and he will cut your wood if you have a blank and send it to him.

    Be aware he cuts about 10% large. You have to trim it down.
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    I couldn't agree with you more Reverend Al!!! Wood filler just wood (pun) knot (another pun) work. That would be get-out-the BONDO time I'm afraid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    Would it do any good to get a different front sight, something that would give you the ability to change the height of it?
    Not aware of a front sight that has the ability to change height???? But a good front and rear sight are an asset on any gun.

    George at Treebone specializes in Rolling Block stocks, as he's a huge fan of the guns. His work on rolling Block stocks are wonderful, but I wont buy a Ballard stock from him again. I should have listened when he told me, "I hate doing Ballard stocks. That through bolt is a pain."
    My stock set he made had so little wood I had to redrill and open up the through bolt passage, to shift it enough to one side to get just enough wood above metal to simply sand it. Then of course the shift work required me to bed the stock so it would stay shifted over after it was done.

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    where did you find that?

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    All the glue has dried and now getting them boxed up for the fire-forming party tomorrow.




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    MOA, a shorter front sight was my first thought and I've done that on several of my old German firearms but, I believe the existing sight is already about as short as it can be. At least it appears that way on mine.
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    I guess I'd start looking at what you could do about the rear sight. Or, you may have to change them both out for a set that is known to work together properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunnyJohn View Post
    where did you find that?

    What are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinman93 View Post
    What are you talking about?
    Maybe he is posting to the wrong thread?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    Keep checking with www.simpsonltd.com
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    A taller rear sight would no doubt work but geez....with the rear leaf flipped up it's already pretty tall. I wouldn't like it much taller, it would look goofy as the dickens to my eye and, I'm not building a long range rifle out of it. I think I'm going to be satisfied with it the way it is. Any hunting I'm likely to do with it shots will hardly be more than 50 yards where we hunt and the taller rear sight is dead on at that distance. If I have a compelling urge to shoot very far I have other rifles that work fine.
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    First SS pin tumble after first fire-forming session. One more firing to go and then some real boolit trials. Cast about 200 Lee 234 grain Karabiner's yesterday. Now to prime, powder, neck size and put a #00 buckshot in the case mouth for tomorrows ssession. Action on this 1867 Gustav rolling block is solid, positive and no creep in the trigger at all. Can't wait to send some rounds down the tube.
    How are you coming along on your RB OlDeuce.
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    R.I.P. OlDeuce. I'm sure your working on another project somewhere, and no doubt a better place. You will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    R.I.P. OlDeuce. I'm sure your working on another project somewhere, and no doubt a better place. You will be missed.
    ??????????????????????

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    R.I.P. OlDeuce. I'm sure your working on another project somewhere, and no doubt a better place. You will be missed.
    what happened?
    What are you doin' down here
    We don't like your kind boy, do I make myself clear
    Better take your earing back where you belong
    We don't like your kind, so you'd better move on
    We just don't mingle with the folks from the town
    You laugh at us rednecks and you put us all down
    You said you're from college, but you don't seem too Bright
    Cause you just brought a switchblade to a pistol Fight

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOA View Post
    R.I.P. OlDeuce. I'm sure your working on another project somewhere, and no doubt a better place. You will be missed.
    Yes, what happened? His profile shows he (or someone with his account) was looking at threads just yesterday?

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    OlDeuce
    Randy passed away two weeks ago after a short stay at the hospital from a lung infection.




    i was told this
    What are you doin' down here
    We don't like your kind boy, do I make myself clear
    Better take your earing back where you belong
    We don't like your kind, so you'd better move on
    We just don't mingle with the folks from the town
    You laugh at us rednecks and you put us all down
    You said you're from college, but you don't seem too Bright
    Cause you just brought a switchblade to a pistol Fight

    "Move On" - Chris Knight

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    I would say most likely it was his wife.

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    I am truly sorry to hear this.
    May he rest in piece.

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    Hi everyone. I'm relatively new to this site but have been following it for some time. At this point in time I'm just introducing myself. I will be trying to complete Randy's ( Ol Deuce ) projects. He was my friend, and will be greatly missed. I will be finishing his projects as far as my capabilities allow, so I may be picking everybody's brain, once in a while. We discussed at length, the direction the project would follow, so hopefully I can complete it.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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