.500 NE Rising block double

Posted by: Bailey Bradshaw

.500 NE Rising block double - 09/26/19 08:56 PM

This has been an extremely rewarding build. It's one that evokes a strange feeling now that it is complete. Satisfaction yes, but also a feeling of loss in a weird way. Probably the closest feeling is when you finally pull the trigger to end a magical hunt. The goal is achieved, but your saddened that it's over.

At any rate, I hope you all enjoy the picstures















Posted by: Stan

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/26/19 09:15 PM

Bailey, that rifle is so over the top, I can't find adequate words to describe it. A one of a kind piece ............ action and wood. The wood reminds me of what we call "heat lightning", on a hot summer night, when cloud to cloud lightning permeates the sky. Thank you much for posting those pics, and your feelings about it.

SRH
Posted by: keith

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/27/19 12:03 AM

Really beautiful guns Bailey, and what a novel and interesting action. I'd love to hear more about the function and design of them. What does the small toplever do? Do they have extractors or ejectors? What caliber is the one that is still in the white? Thanks for sharing them with us.
Posted by: Bailey Bradshaw

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/27/19 10:08 AM

Thanks Keith.

The little lever is the safety.

This design uses extractors, but they will almost eject the cases with a brisk opening of the action

The rifle in the white is a .450 3 1/4.
Posted by: pod

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/27/19 10:25 AM

Magnificent.
Posted by: LeFusil

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/28/19 07:28 AM

Pretty amazing. Unique barely describes this “outside of the box” action. Beautifully made rifles, Bailey.
Posted by: Hal

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/28/19 08:32 PM

Nice to know such craftsmanship still exists in this country.
Posted by: ed good

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/28/19 08:41 PM

wonderful...

how about a smaller lighter copy, in say .223?
Posted by: Bailey Bradshaw

Re: .500 NE Rising block double - 09/29/19 01:59 PM

Originally Posted By: ed good
wonderful...

how about a smaller lighter copy, in say .223?



That would be a fun rifle Ed.