Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Irrational Want # 45,521...

Curse you, Stretch...

Stretch saw this and immediately thought of me:

(picture from here)

Made for Taylor's & Co. by Uberti, the Baby Rolling Block is in .357 Magnum. It has a case hardened receiver and brass accents to go with the 22" barrel. Put one of the 4X brass primitive scopes on it and have a 100 yard deer gun like no other. Or just hit a steel plate with boring regularity all day long using a pistol caliber that's eminently reloadable.

It has absolutely no practical applications whatsoever - so why do I want one so bad it hurts?

That is all.


Bob said...

I'd like to have a Rolling Block, myself. Always liked them more than I do the Sharps.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Of course, in certain Volksrepubliks, that may be the only Firearm one is "Allowed" to own. So there is a Practical purpose for it.

Michael W. said...

Old school is the way to go, jaybro!!!!!!

FrankC said...

Why do want one? Because you haven't got one.

Yankeefried said...

My latest rational want: Winchester 1885 High Wall Trapper in 45-70 with a 16" barrel.

Like this:


Points very well, light, etc.

Stretch said...

With Buffalo Bore's .357 loads you could stretch (see what I did there?) that to 125 yards.


Jim said...

I've got a Pedersoli Sharps, in .45-70, 28" round bbl., that I intend to put towards trade to a Lyman Ideal, in .38-55.

The Ideal is about a 3/4 size-scale to the regular Sharps. Only 6-1/2 lbs., and beeeaaauutttiiifffull !!!!! (<- multiple exclamation points for added authenticity)

I intend for it to be my primary deer rifle, with a scoped boltie stashed in the truck for backup.

But, hell yes, be it Rolling Block, Ruger #1, Sharps or High Wall, the classic singles are indeed, all, Rifleman's Rifles.

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX