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Re: Pedersoli Prices
Posted by Larry Gibson on Saturday, 15 October 2016, at 5:15 p.m., in response to Re: Pedersoli Prices, posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 14 October 2016, at 6:59 p.m.
I've replaced 5 H&R breach blocks with original breach blockss. It does require some filing or the end and bottom of the breach block and lapping in of the hinge. The ejector slot in the breach block may or may not have to be slightly elongated also. The cam latch is then fitted after the breach block is fitted. It is not hard to do.
I have posted a couple times in the past the directions for breach block replacement here and can do so again. However, if anyone is interested I can email the directions along with a couple photo's?
I've not heard of any of the Pedersoli's popping open as did some of the H&Rs. I have a LBH carbine which I've taken the tang site off of and put a M1879 rear sight on. I also put the cast metal repro of the grip adaptor on my H&R Officer's Model. The Officer's model has also had a M1879 rear sight put on along with a Beech front sight. Thus it is now very closely configured to what many of the original OMs were. I've not had a single problem with either since replacing the BBs and both are excellent shooters. The joy of the H&Rs is you can use all of the readily available 45-70 cast and jacketed bullets. Also you can shoot any commercial jacketed 45-70 loads (TD level of course) as the barrels are of modern steel and mine both groove out at .458. Cast bullets, PB and GC'd over both smokeless or BP loads shoot quite well.
It's very nice to be able to take my Officer's Model out for a walk about and shoot a hundred or so rounds in an outing. Who does that with an original Officer's Model?
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