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Old 09-06-2016, 08:52 AM   #1
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Remington m1871 Oviedo Rolling Block Rifle

I am looking for the traverse bolt or cross bolt for this rifle. This as far as I know only on the Spanish version of this rifle. Any ideas out there? Mine is frozen by rust bad. Breaking screwdriver tips.
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tried penetrating oil and let it sit?- breaking screwdriver tips is a sign of WRONG SCREWDRIVER
- areu using hollow ground smiths screwdrivers?
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tried penetrating oil and let it sit?- breaking screwdriver tips is a sign of WRONG SCREWDRIVER
- areu using hollow ground smiths screwdrivers?
IIRC the Rolling Blocks had tapered screw heads. Many of the guns of that era did. So a tapered screwdriver may be the correct tool, but it needs to be one that fits properly.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:07 PM   #4
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idpffier,

Tried HEAT?? - That often breaks that rust bond free. - Then a proper driver.

I'm a RB "nut" too.

BEST OF LUCK.

Do you need a spare Spanish butt-stock??

yours, sw

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Well I talked with Ken Womack. Sort of the guru on these things and he had a usable cross bolt. The wood was showing signs of someone else before me trying to get this out so he said just drill it out and he would sell me the used one. Good thing I did because no amount of heat, pressure, penetrating oil was going to unfreeze what moister and time did. It was completely rusted together and nothing was going to get it apart. Not sure I can post a picture but its worthy......
Thanks for all the replies, Lyle
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