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Marsh: I just read an article on the 444 Marlin cartridge wherein the author stated that Rolling Blocks can be had in the 444 caliber. Would you know if this is correct, if they are still available and, of course, how much something like that is gonna cost. This is Mikey, and thank ya'll.
 

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SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!!!

When Remington first announced their rolling block, there were to be three cartridges. If memory serves they were the 30-30, 444 and 45-70. Only the 45-70 was ever made.

I've got a new Remington in 45-70. Horrible gun. Finally I had Lone Star rebuild it. The attachment of the forarm was VERY badly done. The barrel was held onto the frame only by the extractor. The sights were a mess. The screw holes in the frame were SUBSTANTIALLY larger than the screws.

This was EXTREMELY poor workmenship. They clearly just didn't give a damn. A Pedersoli (I have two) is a FAR better gun. Lone Star, of course, makes the best rolling blocks.
 

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Remington Rolling Block Rafle............

I examined one of the new 45/70 Rolling Blocks made by Remington and the receiver was wavy from a poor polishing job. Edges were rolled a little and did not compare to an original.

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444 Rolling Blocks

Marsh, John: Thank you both for the information.

John - it would sure be nice to know the twist on that 'Creedmore' barrel you picked up. I've been thinking of having something rebarrelled or built in the 444 caliber that would handle heavy long range cast bullets over black powder rather than smokeless and may contact Lonestar to see what they can offer. Of course two major problems are the twist I would need and the boolets to shoot it from that would work with black powder. Well, at least there are only two problems so far.

Thanks fellas, this be Mikey.
 
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