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Thread: Rolling Block 30-40 krag

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    Rolling Block 30-40 krag

    was the rolling block RIFLE ever offered in 30-40 KRAG ?

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    Pretty rare - But I have seen one for sale in the last 20+ years from Bill Goodman's Guns. His rundown was US military - very limited production
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    Quote Originally Posted by square butte View Post
    Pretty rare - But I have seen one for sale in the last 20+ years from Bill Goodman's Guns. His rundown was US military - very limited production
    SO IT WAS NEVER OFFERED IN A ORIGNAL CHAMBERING? i

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    Doing a search, Wickopidia has a long list of chamberings for the Remington rolling block. 30-40 Krag is on it. Even lists the 30.06.
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    About 20yrs ago I purchased a 30/40 RB at auction. It was a carbine, had Naval motif on top of reciever. It wasn’t marked with any letters or initials. The opinion was that it was from a Naval Cadet school of some type.

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    The #5 was offered in .30 Army( 30-40 Krag) and 7.65 Mauser and .303 British and many others but the vast majority seem to be in 7mm Mauser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnabus View Post
    SO IT WAS NEVER OFFERED IN A ORIGNAL CHAMBERING? i
    Bill Goodman's take was that the US military had ordered a small lot of them from Remington in 30-40. I would call that an origin chambering - You might not
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    They were NOT just military rifles. The #5 Sporting rifles were offered in .30-40 Krag also. They were also advertised as being offered in .30-30 and 7mm Mauser too. This was in 1898 advertisements for the new smokeless Sporting Rifles.
    In 1902 ads they added .32 Winchester Special, .32-40 High Pressure, .38-55 High Pressure, and .303 British.
    At this time Remington was desperately trying to keep the rolling Blocks viable, and sell them to a customer base that was gradually looking at bolt action rifles as the next great Sporting option. So adding calibers that people were clamoring for was a way to get a little more sales to the sporting market.

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    I have a #5 in 30-40 krag. Barrel is marked on bottom ahead of forearm 30 Govt. Odd bit of timing on this post, found this 3 years ago last month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinman93 View Post
    They were NOT just military rifles. The #5 Sporting rifles were offered in .30-40 Krag also. They were also advertised as being offered in .30-30 and 7mm Mauser too. This was in 1898 advertisements for the new smokeless Sporting Rifles.
    In 1902 ads they added .32 Winchester Special, .32-40 High Pressure, .38-55 High Pressure, and .303 British.
    At this time Remington was desperately trying to keep the rolling Blocks viable, and sell them to a customer base that was gradually looking at bolt action rifles as the next great Sporting option. So adding calibers that people were clamoring for was a way to get a little more sales to the sporting market.
    30-30 as well I think. Anyway, they had their own serial number range and shnabnel forends.

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    I don't have a rolling block rifle in 30-40 Krag, but I do have a carbine that is chambered in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellowhouse View Post
    30-30 as well I think. Anyway, they had their own serial number range and shnabnel forends.
    Pretty sure I mentioned .30-30 in my reply you quoted.

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