Swedish Rolling Block
I ran across this rifle when an acquaintance showed me his
new to him rifle. It is a 6.5 X
something which is the same as a 25-35.
It uses a little 85 grain 257 bullet in a bottleneck case. The black powder load will be figured out
when it warms up.
The rifle is a # 1 military action which dates it to before
1875. I don’t know how to tell if the
extractor is rotary to linear but it might be either. The #1 military has either. The frame was 1 ¼ inches wide. The action and the barrel have the same
serial number but the block is different.
The military stock has been cut down to a half stock from
the military full stock. The Swedish
armory brass disk is missing and the wood has been filled with another type or
color of wood.