This action is adequately strong but not particularly fast to operate; it is, however, smooth and reliable. For 2007 the No. Cut checkering in a point pattern is applied to both forend and buttstock. Exposition in Paris in 1867, being proclaimed "Best in World". A single set trigger is standard equipment on the Silhouette rifle, which meets NRA blackpowder cartridge rifle (BPCR) silhouette requirements. I wouldn't. popular choice of the buffalo hunters who exterminated the American Rolling block rifles were produced in various action sizes for calibers from .50 centerfire to .22 rimfire, and survived well into the 20th Century. All Remington rolling block rifles use the same basic principle of design, which is an "L" shaped pivoting or hinged breech block pinned to the receiver in front of and below the axis of the barrel and a traditional exposed hammer placed behind the breechblock ("rolling block") that must be manually cocked for every shot. Then thumb the pivoted breechblock (rolling block) backward and down to reveal the chamber. Here are the basic specifications of the No. The rifle may now be fired by squeezing the trigger, or the hammer may be eased forward to its half-cock "safety notch" position for carry in the field. Barrel - 30" sporter weight, 1 turn in 18" twist, Sights - blade front, adjustable buckhorn rear, Trigger - single stage; single set trigger optional, Stock - shotgun style buttstock with checkered pistol grip and checkered forend, Barrel - 30" heavy barrel (1-1/8" diameter, no taper), button rifled .004" deep (suitable for cast bullets), 1 turn in 18" twist rate, Sights - None; barrel milled for front sight dovetail, tang drilled and tapped for vernier sight; tang-mounted vernier sight and front globe sight with spirit level optional. It was a popular choice of the buffalo hunters who exterminated the American bison herds in the 1870's and 1880's. Roll the breechblock upward and forward to again seal the breech. The most modern Rolling Block calibers I know of are 7mm Mauser, .30-40 Krag, and 8mm Lebel. The Sporter combines a 30-inch round barrel with an American walnut, pistol-grip sporter stock. The barrel and receiver have a polished, blued finish. These include a single set trigger; semi-fancy American walnut stock with steel Schnabel fore-end tip and steel butt plate; case-colored receiver; and a leather-bound canvas covered motor case. I believe that the last (.22 rimfire) rolling block rifles were discontinued during W.W. II. Remington Rolling Block rifle was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Rolling block rifles were produced in various action sizes for calibers from .50 centerfire to .22 rimfire, and survived well into the 20th Century. It was probably the most popular rifle used by the old time buffalo (bison) hunters. Pedersoli Rolling Block 45-70 Single Shot Rifle 30" 1 Round Walnut Stock Color C... Pedersoli Rolling Block 45-70 Single Shot Rifle 30... Our Low Price $3,024.32 In recent years Remington has revived the rolling block rifle in traditional centerfire calibers. EMF Company Copyright 2009-2020 All rights reserved. It's a .30-06. They were also purchased by state militias, most notably the New York Militia. The barrel is fitted with an adjustable, center-notch buckhorn rear sight and a front blade sight. They are, therefore, the real thing. Remington rolling block rifles were produced as military muskets and carbines as well as for civilian use, and were adopted by many countries. If you are experiencing difficulties posting in the Buy/Sell/Trade subforums of TFL, please read the "sticky" announcement threads at the top of the applicable subforum. 1 Sporter: The Silhouette is similar to the Sporter, but has a 1 1/8" diameter, heavy round barrel. Compared to more sophisticated single shot actions like the Browning/Winchester Model 1885 and Farquharson, the Rider rolling block was relatively economical to produce, and this contributed to its longevity. This email contact address is not an "Ask the Firearms Expert" service. ROLLING BLOCK TARGET .45-70 30" (Pedersoli), ROLLING BLOCK SILOUETTE .45/70 30" (Pedersoli), ROLLING BLOCK SUPER MATCH .45/70 34" (Pedersoli), ROLLING BLOCK JOHN BODINE .45/70 30" (Pedersoli), ROLLING BLOCK JOHN BODINE .45/70 34" (Pedersoli). Remington Rolling block single shot rifles were produced throughout the latter decades of the 19th Century and the first decades of the 20th Century. It was a I can't say anything about the modern ones. If you still feel you are qualified to post in those subforums, please contact "Shane Tuttle" (the mod for that portion of TFL) via Private Message for assistance. Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent. The barrel has a dovetail for a front sight, but is supplied without sights to allow the shooter the option of after market sights. These included the U.S. (first by the Navy in 1867 and later in limited numbers in .45-70 by the Army), Argentina, Denmark, Guatemala, Holland, Puerto Rico (Voluntarios), Spain, Sweden/Norway, Uruguay, and others. It's a .30-06. Next, insert a cartridge manually into the chamber. 1 Rolling Block in .45-70 Government caliber is available through the Remington Custom Shop in Mid-Range Sporter (standard contour barrel) and Silhouette (heavy barrel) versions. 1 Silhouette: These modern rolling block rifles are faithful recreations of the Remington-Rider design actually made by Remington. And Remington rolling block rifles on all action sizes have always had a good reputation for accuracy. This frees the pivoted breechblock. All rights reserved. If that possibility worries you, carry the rifle with the chamber empty. Ste., 1-D, Santa Ana, CA 92705 | 800-430-1310 | 949-261-6611 | Fax 949-756-0133. If you are a TFL member and can access TFL, please do not use this link; instead, use the forums (like Questions, Suggestions, and Tech Support) or PM an appropriate mod or admin. The Remington Rolling Block rifle was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Exposition in Paris in 1867, being proclaimed "Best in World". A real Remington Rolling Block or Italian repro? If you have a firearm related question, please register and post it on the forums. Such emails will be ignored. Ultimately, over 1.5 million rolling block military rifles were produced. bison herds in the 1870's and 1880's. This email link is to reach site administrators for assistance, if you cannot access TFL via other means. Style, yes. The barrel is rifled 1 turn in 18" for smokeless powder .45-70 cartridges. Copyright 2007, 2016 by Chuck Hawks. It evolved from a design patented in 1863 by a Remington employee named Leonard Geiger and was improved over the next three years by Joseph Rider, who was the Remington factory superintendent. Here are the basic specifications of the No. This is unlikely to happen in the real world, but theoretically it could if you managed to drop the rifle "just right" on its hammer with a great deal of force. Although relatively expensive, they are cheaper than mint originals, and they are made with modern materials. Of course, like any hammer safety notch, the rifle could discharge if a strong enough blow were directed at the hammer to break the sear or the safety notch. You can plink, hunt with them, or shoot them in competition. The manufactured by Davide Pedersoli & Co., Italy. To operate a rolling block rifle, first cock the hammer. Savage 12F/TR Target Series, Bolt Action, .223 Remington, 30" Stainless Steel Barrel, 1 Round Buyer's Club $1,228.34 Non-Member $1,292.99 Be the first to write a review! Style, yes. By 1866 the Remington-Rider rolling block rifle had evolved. A guy on THR built a rolling block out of chrome moly steel, beefed up in load bearing areas. If there is a fired cartridge case in the chamber, it will be elevated by the extractor for removal by hand. Enter Your Email to Receive Exclusive Discounts and Promotions, EMF Company, Inc. 1900 East Warner Ave. The Remington-Rider rolling block became Remington's enduring plains or "buffalo" single shot rifle design. In addition to the standard version, the Mid-Range Sporter Rolling Block is also available with a number of options. A guy on THR built a rolling block out of chrome moly steel, beefed up in load bearing areas. These reproductions are Remington rolling block rifles were produced under license in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and perhaps other places.