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Remington #5 Rolling Block

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Remington #5 Rolling Block

#1 Post by TommyT » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:58 pm

I managed to snag one of these at a local gunshow a couple of months ago. I have been after one of these ever since I shot one that belonged to Chaser3 at one of our Schutzenfests. This one was made for a South American contract but never left the country. It's got a great bore and the wood is near perfect. Still working up a decent loading for it.
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Re: Remington #5 Rolling Block

#2 Post by Tidewater_Kid » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:25 pm

Nice looking rifle! What caliber?
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Re: Remington #5 Rolling Block

#3 Post by TommyT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:31 am

Tidewater_Kid wrote:
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:25 pm
Nice looking rifle! What caliber?
It's in 7mm Mauser.

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#4 Post by nmcollektor » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:26 pm

Nice! Should be a great shooter.

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Re: Remington #5 Rolling Block

#5 Post by patrick_ford » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:09 am

Very nice find. TFB (The Firearm Blog) made a video talking about this rifle in the same caliber. There is something about the 7x57 caliber, easy to shoot but still gets the job done. Let us know how it shoots.
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Re: Remington #5 Rolling Block

#6 Post by Rapidrob » Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:50 am

Tommy many of these rifles were in the original 7x57mm Mauser. This was soon changed by the Mauser Bros to what we have today. There is a slight diff in case shape at the shoulder and neck area.
This is not a problem,they just look a little diff. To keep the brass usable make sure to anneal the brass after firing. Then neck size after that.
The action is very strong. They were not sure where smokeless powder was heading so the steel is over engineered.
I converted on rifle to .50-110-750 and have fired hundreds of .50 BMG bullets down range with no issues.
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Re: Remington #5 Rolling Block

#7 Post by slowbob2 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:15 pm

The 7x57mm Mauser cartridge was developed by Mauser for the Spanish 1893 rifle . The NO 5 rolling block was made starting in 1897 , and chambered in the Mauser cartridge , and sold as a secondary rifle to people using the 7x57mm Mauser rifle . Oversized military chambers, .288 + groove bores , but the same cartridge .

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