Rifles chambered in obsolete calibers present unique restoration opportunities and challenges.
by Paul Mazan
I recently purchased a well-used No. 4 Remington Rolling Block because the price was right, I like Rolling Blocks, and I thought I could resurrect it. The gun was in reasonable condition but had seen some hard use as witnessed by the 24 notches a previous owner had carved on the forend. I can only assume those notches represented squirrels or rabbits but knowing boys as well as I do, it’s possible they mark tin cans, rocks, or most anything else he hit with the gun.
The only real drawback to putting the gun into shooting condition was that it was chambered in an obsolete .32 rimfire. While .32 rimfire ammunition can occasionally be found, I wanted something that was more readily available and reloadable.
Read more in the June 2016 issue.