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#3190935 - 03/12/13 04:50 PM Black Powder project...
BuckWild
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Picked up two 1868 Remington Model 1 rolling block rifles last week. They look rough but all I have in the pair is $50. All the moving parts work just need some cosmetic work done. Both barrels look good with plenty of rifling left in them. I think they are chambered in .50-70 but I'm gonna have to check into that. \:D \:D
Anyway I hope to put one of them to work this upcoming primitive weapon hunt.



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#3190963 - 03/12/13 05:37 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: BuckWild]
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Those are very cool
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#3190982 - 03/12/13 06:10 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Nhill]
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Good find BW, estate sale?
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#3191037 - 03/12/13 07:16 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Andy S.]
BuckWild
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 Originally Posted By: Andy S.
Good find BW, estate sale?


Individual sale through a friend. Older lady had them and just wanted them gone. She wanted me to take them but I gave her $50 for them...
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#3191044 - 03/12/13 07:26 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Andy S.]
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I can't believe you've only got $50 in them. The actions alone are worth way more than that. What a find!

The 50-70 was a US gov round that was first chambered in the early trapdoor springfields. Buffalo Bill Cody used one in that caliber to slay numerous bison thus giving him his famous name. He gave this rifle a famous name as well...."Lucrecia Borgia".
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#3191070 - 03/12/13 07:50 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Sweet deal there Buck.Good Luck with them.
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#3191571 - 03/13/13 10:45 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Nhill]
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Sweet project!
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#3191572 - 03/13/13 10:45 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: WestTn Huntin'man]
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Verified this morning that they are Remington Model 1 Rolling Block New York State Militia model chambered in .50-70 Govt.

Guess I need to start looking for brass. I totally disassembled one of them this morning and it would appear that they were never blued. The barrel under the forearm was shiny bright as was the barrel under the rear sight. Had to lightly sand down the wood to get the mildew funk off it. I'm gonna rub in some boiled linseed oil on the wood and then hit it with some quad 0 steel wool. The bore looks great and there is very little lead buildup. Barrel looks great on the inside as well.
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#3191579 - 03/13/13 10:54 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: BuckWild]
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Keep us updated with some "in progress" pics. ;\)
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#3191784 - 03/13/13 02:27 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: MUP]
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that's cool.
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#3191865 - 03/13/13 03:50 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: BuckWild]
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 Originally Posted By: BuckWild
Verified this morning that they are Remington Model 1 Rolling Block New York State Militia model chambered in .50-70 Govt.

Guess I need to start looking for brass. I totally disassembled one of them this morning and it would appear that they were never blued. The barrel under the forearm was shiny bright as was the barrel under the rear sight. Had to lightly sand down the wood to get the mildew funk off it. I'm gonna rub in some boiled linseed oil on the wood and then hit it with some quad 0 steel wool. The bore looks great and there is very little lead buildup. Barrel looks great on the inside as well.


Buffalo Arms has anything that you need in Black Powder

1-208-263-6953

they also have a web site where you can give them a looky see
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#3192026 - 03/13/13 06:50 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
Keep us updated with some "in progress" pics. ;\)


Please

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#3192079 - 03/13/13 07:40 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: BuckWild]
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http://www.singleshotexchange.com/handloading-the-50-70-for-a.html

Thought you might like this link for future use.
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#3192376 - 03/14/13 06:38 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Wobblyshot1]
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Thanks for all the info guys. I took it completely apart yesterday and I must say I'm amazed at the close tolerances on this weapon considering it is over 140 years old. The fit of the trigger assembly into the receiver is almost unbelievable. The manufacturing facility must have been state of the art for it's time.
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#3192519 - 03/14/13 09:42 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: BuckWild]
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if there is lead in the barrel "pure turpentine" is one of the better ways to remove, wet a patch and push her through and let her stay wet for a while, then run a patch through her again, patch will either come out clean or have specks of lead on it. sometimes you might have to cork the end of barrel and pour barrel full of turpentine
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#3195460 - 03/17/13 06:28 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Chaneylake]
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Very cool man.
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#3206355 - 03/28/13 10:22 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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right place at the right time. love to see them when your done.
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#3224931 - 04/17/13 09:09 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: 88Mic]
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#3356307 - 09/11/13 11:43 PM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: Deer Assassin]
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How is this project coming along?
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#3356583 - 09/12/13 09:25 AM Re: Black Powder project... [Re: BIGB]
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that is a remarkable find. those are beautiful rifles.
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