Remington Rolling Block?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by WYO-17, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. WYO-17

    WYO-17 New Member

    Sep 25, 2009
    I have a Remington Rolling Block I purchased back in 1978. It was originally chambered in 8mm Lebel, but as soon as I purchased it, I had it converted using the Numrich Arms "Buffalo Rifle Kits" available back then.

    My problem is, I was young and dumb, and went with the 444 Marlin Barrel, rather than the 45-70.

    The gunsmith checked it out and all was well, but he still made me some new roller pins, as he said if anything needed to be on the concern list was that part of the action.

    Now that I know a little more, I want to convert it to 45-70.

    After the brief history, my question is:

    Should (or even can) I have the 444 Marling BBL bored and chambered for 45-70, or would it be better to have a new bbl already chambered for the 45-70?

    BTW: The BBL that is on it now is a full octagon.

    Thank you

  2. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Dec 28, 2008
    Ghettohood - SW Houston
    Why not leave it the (more powerful) .444? It's not like you'll be putting that many rounds through it. If you want a .45-70 it's probably cheaper, and certainly easier, to buy one already in .45-70; whether original or reproduction.
    Got pix?

  3. WYO-17

    WYO-17 New Member

    Sep 25, 2009
    Thanks Eli.

    Economically, since I decided to get a Rossi 92 in 44mag, I can use the same bullets for reloading.

    I can always load down if it looks like there might be a pressure problem.

    And, like you said, I think Navy Arms is still making the Rolling block in 45-70 if I decide I need one.


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