danish rolling block

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danish rolling block

Post by charliek » Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:53 am

What is the standard caliber of the M-1867 Danish rolling block military rifle?

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by 45bpcr » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:44 pm

Cartridges of the World can be your friend.
But, for starters, 11.7 X56R.
Go looking through here, there's some good information.

http://www.militaryrifles.com/Denmark/DanshRem.htm

But understand, your dealing with an obsolete Military rifle.
Many of the Danish RB rifles also had the chamber rather crudely "reamed" to accept 45-70 ammo.
I have one of those.

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by charliek » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:12 pm

Thanks, caution noted

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by charliek » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:17 pm

Was a cast of the chamber needed to show that up?

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by 45bpcr » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:17 pm

A chamber cast would be an excellent idea, as would slugging the bore.
It just so happens I had one in my desk ( doesn't everyone?)
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The chamber cast on the top is from the Danish Roller, the one on the bottom is from a Browning 45-90
My bore slugs, if memory serves me correct .463.
I never was all to serious about shooting it but using Winchester 45-70 brass, a full case of Swiss 1 1/2 and a Lee 459-405-HB bullet cast 20-1, it did surprisingly well at 100 yards.

Let us know how you make out.

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:51 pm

There was a great article written by Croft Barker in the 2009 Summer and Fall issues of Black Powder News magazine on the Danish Model 1867. And some of it was reprinted in the Single Shot exchange in December of 2014. Talks about the originals being rimfire and then converted to centerfire. Buffalo Arms says they makes
their brass for the Danish from .348 winchester brass. If you put in a .45-70 bras shell in the chamber, you will feel it is a bit small. It also talks about some were made in the 11.7 X 51R and a few in 11.7 x 56R. Read those articles, it is very interesting reading.
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Re: danish rolling block

Post by Oregon Bill » Sun Dec 25, 2016 11:02 am

Thanks for that heads up Major Smith. I have almost all the BPNews issues and had forgotten about Croft's write-up.

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by 45bpcr » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:14 pm

Here's a few pics of the one I own.
The rear sight cracks me up, as if we could launch one of those fat stubby bullets 2400 units of measure.
I say "units of measure" because I've always wondered if the sight was marked in Meters or Alens.

Wonder if I could start a Danish Rolling Block side match at Ridgway next year.
It'd have to be on Homer 8)



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Re: danish rolling block

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:01 pm

Instead of a Danish Class, ask for an all original military class of rifles. Whether they be rolling block, sharps or ?

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by 6mmintl » Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:14 pm

I have a Dane roller, bore is .462", use 45-70 brass with expanded .014" bases using expanding plug, 23 grains IMS SR4759 but necks stretch, problem is slow twist, won't stabilise 500 grain bullet, about 450 max.

They are very accurate out to 300, 600 in mild winds.

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Re: danish rolling block

Post by Maj. Forrest Smith » Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:32 pm

I believe they did use a lighter bullet. I put some .405 gr bullets in mine. But really have not tested much for accuracy, I fixed them up for make the rifle go bang, lol! Just fires forming some brass for it.

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