Making A Single Shot Rifle Pattern

Given the pleasing, classic lines of the Remington Rolling Block No. 2 action, along with a can’t-pass gun show find, making a hand-built stock is well worth the effort!

by Dominick Pisano

James J. Grant’s Still More Single Shot Rifles has a photo of a custom stocked Remington Rolling Block (RB) #2 that caught my eye many years ago. As a custom stock maker it was something I thought I’d like to do when the opportunity presented itself. I have been enamored of Rolling Blocks for a long time. The simplicity of design is clearly the work of genius. Of the many varieties of RB actions I’m in agreement with Frank de Haas who says in his book Single Shot Rifles and Actions, “Of the several different Remington rolling block actions, the No.2 action holds the most appeal to me.” Yes!

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