No Doughnuts, just Danish

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Zone' started by Dohrmc, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. Dohrmc

    Dohrmc IIWFWTIWRTW Member

    Here is my 11.7x51, (or 11.7x57, not sure), Danish Rolling Block rifle, complete with bayonet. I was allowed to carry the gun to the car as a small boy, after my Dad bought it. I have no idea why he bought it. Wish he had gotten a case of ammo. I still remember struggling with it.

    The action, bore etc is perfect. I need to find some BP ammo for this beast. I have read it is accurate.

    The bayonet is a real pig sticker. Whoever sharpened it so long ago knew what he was doing. It is razor sharp.
     

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  2. Dohrmc

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    Another photo
     

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  3. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Nice!..........
     
  4. histed

    histed Supporting Member

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    You might try contacting Old West Scrounger http://www.ows-ammo.com/store/.
    I don't see that listed, but they may be able to either give you the American equilivent or tell you how to "roll yer own" from existing brass
     
  5. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    I thought this would be a Donut thread teasing m00nzie :D
     
  6. OldOutlaw

    OldOutlaw Supporting Member

    In 1867 the Danes adopted the Remington Rolling blocks. Sweden also bought a bunch. I suspect yours is a Remington made one. These come up often on the Scandinavian Section over at Gun Boards. I think the guys load their own ammo.
     
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    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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  9. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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    That's what the link says, 11.7 x 51R Danish
     
  10. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    That is a beautiful gun.

    Being BP, it should be easy to roll your own once you get some brass. Might have to cast bullets yourself, though. Light loads and the brass should last a good long time.
     
  11. Dohrmc

    Dohrmc IIWFWTIWRTW Member

    Mine is stamped Copenhagen Arsenal, (in Danish), so I am pretty sure it was made in Denmark.
    Guess I will have to learn to do a chamber casting. Can't be that difficult!

    If I get it shooting, I will only load BP rounds.
     
  12. Dohrmc

    Dohrmc IIWFWTIWRTW Member

    Working at making some ammo, BP only. Stay tuned.
     
  13. OldOutlaw

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    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

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