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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]
Nhill
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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]
Andy S.
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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]
WestTn Huntin'man
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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]
BuckWild
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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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