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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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Igorrock
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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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93x64mm
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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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