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by marlinman93
Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:45 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON The 50 year dream
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 9948

Re: The 50 year dream

Great report, and pictures! The Pacific was probably one of the most successful hunting rifles of the old West, and caused significant worry at both Winchester and Sharps when it hit the market! Hard to beat the .45-70 for performance and longevity!
by marlinman93
Fri May 29, 2009 6:19 pm
ForumCOLON General Discussion of BPCR
TopicCOLON Removing lead with mercury?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 3423

Mix 50/50 hydrogen peroxide and white vinegar. Plug the end of the barrel and stand the rifle up, pour in the mix till it fills the barrel. Let sit for 15 minutes, no longer, then remove the plug and watch the lead pour out. Pour hot water down the barrel to stop the chemical reaction. Clean as norm...
by marlinman93
Mon May 11, 2009 5:21 pm
ForumCOLON Ballard Rifles
TopicCOLON Ballard tang sight
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 4009

Not only is that a pretty decent sight, Jef is really service oriented! I've dealt with him for years, ever since it was Cape Outfitters, and Jeff never disappoints me with good customer service.
Regardless of how tiny my concern may be, he makes it right.
by marlinman93
Mon Apr 27, 2009 3:32 pm
ForumCOLON Remington Rifles
TopicCOLON Rolling Block .22
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 3362

Rolling Block .22

Picked up another #1 Rolling Block Sunday, and it's been nicely converted to .22 rimfire. Wondered if anyone had ever seen an extractor setup like this before. It works flawlessly, and beautifully engineered design! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v691/marlinguy/rb22d.jpg http://img.photobucket.co...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:15 pm
ForumCOLON Remington Rifles
TopicCOLON Rolling Block Project Questions?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4368

Hi Dave, Yes the hammer is already reshaped and at the finisher's for bluing, as are all the other parts. The receiver is back home now from Al Springer's, and the rest will be back this week! The buttplate....well it came from a friend who gave it to me with a 3/4" chunk of wood still on it, where ...
by marlinman93
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:32 pm
ForumCOLON Remington Rifles
TopicCOLON Rolling Block Project Questions?
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 4368

I'm nearing the end of a similar project on an original Rem. #1 Sporting Rifle. Mine is rebarreled, and chambered for .40-65, with a heavy full round Green Mountain barrel that's 32" long. I built stocks for it, and the receiver is at Al Springer's for case color work. In a couple weeks it will be b...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:32 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON .40-65 bullet info
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 4581

I'm sure you have, but like most things I don't remember unless I record it for posterity! Thanks!-Vall
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:21 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON .40-65 bullet info
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 4581

Thanks Ranch13! I'll give it a try when I get this thing completed. I'm still in the building stage, but the 32" Green Mountain barrel is fitted, and waiting on semi inletted stocks to get here this week, before I can complete it and shoot.-Vall
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:07 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON .40-65 bullet info
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 4581

So the 400 gr. bullet is best for this twist rate?
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:38 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON dacron filler
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 2593

Dacron filler, or Pufflon can be purchased at most craft stores, or fabric stores.
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:36 pm
ForumCOLON Duplex and Smokeless Loads
TopicCOLON .40-65 bullet info
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 4581

.40-65 bullet info

I'm in the process of rebuilding a original Re. #1 Rolling Block Sporter. I've decided to go with a .40 caliber barrel and chamber it for .40-65 Win. My barrel blank is a 1-16" twist, which brings up my question.
What bullet weights will work best in the .40-65 with 1-16" twist?
by marlinman93
Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:29 pm
ForumCOLON BPCR Gunsmithing and Other Projects
TopicCOLON Making blackpowder
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 2065

Hate to tell you this, but since 9-11 it's no longer legal to make your own blackpowder. If you contact BATF and ask them they'll cite you all the rules against doing so, even for personal use.
by marlinman93
Sat May 17, 2008 11:15 am
ForumCOLON Remington Rifles
TopicCOLON Eye candy for the Husqvarna lovers
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 5200

Here's a type 33A I picked up last month. It's had the chamber recut to accept .38-55 brass, which was simply cutting the rim to fit. It has a 3 leaf express style rear sight.

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by marlinman93
Sat May 17, 2008 11:12 am
ForumCOLON Remington Rifles
TopicCOLON Where to get a .40 cal barrel for a #1 black powder frame
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 3178

I did my Hepburn with a Green Mountain full octagon barrel in something close to a #3 1/2 weight, and it's a very accurate gun. Check with John Taylor Machine for fitting a barrel.
by marlinman93
Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:59 pm
ForumCOLON Remington Rifles
TopicCOLON Remington 32RF
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 2605

The price of a liner (@$80) the cost of installation (@$75-$100), and then relocating the firing pin in the breechblock (@$80).
As reasonable as a #4 is, I'd find one in .22 already and save some money.