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Igorrock
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Interesting rolling block rifle
      #300335 - 11/05/17 04:06 PM

This rifle was build by famous finnish gunmaker Joonas Matarainen from Jyväskylä. Action probably from old miltary Husqvarna. Caliber is 8mm (maybe original 8x58R ?). For sale in local gun auction.



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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: Igorrock]
      #300344 - 11/05/17 09:32 PM

I like it! Almost looks like it could be found in the American West. Grove underlever conversion and Gemmer style stocking.

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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: TN_Longhunter]
      #300345 - 11/05/17 10:00 PM

I would buy that in a heartbeat. Interested in sharing the auction info.?

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Igorrock
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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: bigskybound]
      #300355 - 12/05/17 03:02 AM

As you wish;

http://www.suomenasehistoriallinenseura.fi/en/home/

http://www.suomenasehistoriallinenseura.fi/en/auctions/Spring2017/

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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: Igorrock]
      #300360 - 12/05/17 05:00 AM

looks very much like an old wild west gun

very likely a 8x58RD Krag

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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: lancaster]
      #300675 - 22/05/17 11:20 PM

This rifles hammer price was 300€.

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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: Igorrock]
      #300685 - 23/05/17 03:52 AM

Quote:

This rifles hammer price was 300€.



I never did get around to looking into the auction. Oh well.


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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: bigskybound]
      #300691 - 23/05/17 06:01 AM

Marvellous timber on this old girl - someone was lucky!
I thought though that rolling blocks never needed a lever as the 'block' gave access to the chamber?


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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: 93x64mm]
      #301580 - 09/06/17 02:30 PM

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Marvellous timber on this old girl - someone was lucky!
I thought though that rolling blocks never needed a lever as the 'block' gave access to the chamber?




Maybe it was modified to work like a Highwall, just roll instead of drop? Would be interesting to know, thats for sure!

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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: Ash]
      #301589 - 10/06/17 12:31 AM

The under lever conversion was done to give more leverage with poor quality sticky brass. Remember in the 1870s brass was still a new development.

My reproduction Cove conversion on an antique action.

[image]http://s1102.photobucket.com/user/cordite_lee1/media/20150924_144004_zpsucqytop0.jpg.html][/URL][/image]


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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: cordite]
      #301591 - 10/06/17 02:50 AM

Nicely done cordite. The added leverage would be considerable.
By 1880, I've read that most all civilians were using brass cases, however the military still issued copper cases as they were cheaper - and of course, prone to sticking.

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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: Daryl_S]
      #301617 - 10/06/17 09:21 PM

Cordite - any chance of a video of it in action? (The action itself in action?) Thanks for sharing, looks great! How much work is there in that?

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cordite
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Re: Interesting rolling block rifle [Re: Ash]
      #301634 - 11/06/17 07:56 AM

Well, I will try to post a short video. A gentleman named Jerry Sells made a number of these and I got this one fom him. My impression is that it takes some work to make it function correctly.

[image][IMG]http://i1102.photobucket.com/albums/g460/cordite_lee1/th_20170610_153458_zpsikjqoeaq.mp4[/IMG][/image]

Edited by cordite (11/06/17 08:12 AM)


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