Uberti Rolling Block Rimfire Carbine
ACCOKEEK, MD –-(Ammoland.com)- Uberti has now added chamberings in .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR to its Rolling Block lineup.
The rolling block rifle is a classic Western design originally chambered for the .45-70. Uberti’s 1871 Rolling Block Rimfire is a scaled-down version of the original.
The original rolling block was designed in 1867, and was commonly referred to as the “1871.” The rolling block design was one of the strongest actions ever produced—and still is.
In 1871, Springfield began making them for the US army, and today, well over a million rolling blocks rifles have been produced.
Uberti’s Rolling Block Hunting Carbine brings a brand new twist to an old, but “tried-and-true,” design. Using modern metals and more precise manufacturing methods, Uberti is able to produce a rifle that is one- third of the original gun’s size and weight, yet retains all the strength for use with today’s modern ammunition.
Uberti’s Rolling Block Hunting Carbine with a 22-inch barrel is lightweight, accurate, and strong—an ideal single-shot hunting rifle chambered in .22 LR, .22 Magnum and .17 HMR, making it suitable for all types of small game.
“This the perfect single-shot rifle for plinking fun,” said Stephen McKelvain, Benelli USA VP Marketing & Communications. “It’s also ideal for serious small game hunting when you need an accurate rifle.”
Headquartered in Accokeek, MD, Benelli USA offers the largest selection of semi-automatic shotguns in the world, as well as a variety of fine products from Franchi, Stoeger, A. Uberti, and Stoeger Airguns. The company has built a solid reputation for producing high quality, durable products with their commitment to reliable function, efficient styling and mechanical precision. For more information visit the Benelli USA web site at www.benelliusa.com