When was the Remington Egyptian Rolling Block signed?
Can always count on you. In Roy Marcot’s book, The History of Remington Firearms, he writes a short (2 paragraphs) on the Remington Egyptian Rolling Block Rifles where a contract for 60,000 rifles was signed on June 30, 1869.
What does an Egyptian police Rolling Block look like?
Much of the finish looks like it was blasted off in a Saharan sandstorm, the sling swivels are gone, there is a crude stock repair near the receiver, and the bore, while not pitted, looks awfully worn. Still, the breach mechanism looks sound and works crisply. There is a marking on the receiver indicating Egyptian police use at one time.
What kind of bayonet does an Egyptian Rolling Block have?
The bayonet for the Egyptian Rolling Block was a copy of the French Chassepot Bayonet, the only obvious difference being the markings. Unfortunately I don’t have an Egyptian Rolling Block Bayonet, but I do have the Chassepot bayonet it was copied from.
Who are the dies for the.43 Egyptian?
Blunder and Windwalker, CH4D makes dies for the .43 Egyptian and Bertram makes the cases – I know a source for both. Unfortunately as specialty items they are a quite pricey and I’ve had some major expenses recently. Perhaps by spring I’ll be tooled up and I’ll post the results here.
What kind of caliber was the Remington rolling block?
The rolling blocks were chambered in .50-70 and performed very well. This was the first time Americans used a breech-loading rifle in a foreign conflict. The Remington did have some popularity in the West for buffalo hunting and was chambered in various heavy calibers.
What’s the muzzle velocity of an Egyptian Remington?
Anyway, it fired a 400 grain bullet backed up by 75 grains of black powder with a muzzle velocity of 1330 feet per second. I have not fired this rifle because I’m not tooled up to make the .43 Egyptian yet – but some day.
When did the.43 Spanish carbine come out?
In many areas, the .43 Spanish was regarded as useful ordnance as late as 1910. The Remington rolling block was the result of several years of development, as some of the earlier models were more complicated and not as practical. They were known as Split Breech Remington Carbines.