SOLD: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

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SOLD: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#1 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:47 pm

This is a Danish Model 1867 rolling block, made under license from Remington at the Copenhagen Arsenal in 1879. It was originally chambered in 11.7X51, or ".45 Danish," but apparently some previous owner had the chamber lengthened just a hair to accommodate .45-70 cartridges. It is not collectable for that reason, and because of two small holes drilled in the forend wood just back of the rear band. Have no idea why. As a historic shooter, the rifle is in really nice shape, but does have some curious handling scars, apparently from either being stacked or packed with other rifles. The metal is very nice. Someone polished the barrel back to arsenal bright except at the rear sight and muzzle near the bayonet lug. Some pitting on the buttplate. Bore is just exceptionally nice and the action is tight and crisp --- the Danes really made a nice rifle. Cleaning rod present.
Asking $595 shipped for this, with 30 pieces of virgin Starline .45-70 brass and a NIB Lee 459-405 HB mold. Not looking for trades, thanks.

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Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#2 Post by M. M. Wright » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:26 pm

Bill, I've had one just like it since I was 12. (I'm 80 now) Yeah, I'm the one who ran the 45-70 reamer in it. I burn black in it but it has a very slow twist and slugs .461. I fixed a mold that throws a 300 grain bullet .461 dia. and pan lube them. I don't even size the cases, just load the case to the base of the bullet with ffg, put a wad in and seat the bullet by hand. Works a treat. I've killed a few deer with it.
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Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#3 Post by Old Savage » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:14 pm

Great old rifle. We are fortunate to have m.m. here.
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Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#4 Post by Grizz » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 pm

Yup, good one. I'm still looking for mine...

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Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#5 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:23 pm

Best I can do is $535 shipped, and let's make that 50 virgin Starline .45-70 brass plus the mold.

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Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#6 Post by klhill » Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:46 pm

I'll take it! Pm me your info, thanks.

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Re: FS: Danish rolling block, rechambered to .45-70

#7 Post by Bill in Oregon » Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:00 am

Sold pending exchange of clams ... 8)

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