Antique REMINGTON Military Contract .43 Mauser Caliber ROLLING BLOCK Rifle
19th Century Foreign Order
Here we present an antique Remington Military Pattern Rolling Block Rifle, made circa the early 1870s in Ilion, New York. The Remington Rolling Block rifle is a breech-loading rifle that was produced from the mid-1860s into the early 20th century by E. Remington and Sons (later Remington Arms Company). The action was extremely strong, and could easily withstand the increased pressure of the new smokeless powders coming into use by the late 1880s.
The Remington Rolling Block had a sturdy, simple action that was relatively inexpensive, just what many governments wanted in the latter half of the 19th Century. They were popular with civilians as well. Along with the Sharps rifle it was one of two rifles probably used more than any other by the buffalo hunters who hunted the American bison herds in the 1870s and 1880s. Civilian Remington rolling block rifles, and later surplus military rifles, became very popular among hunters in Scandinavia, particularly for moose hunting, with ammunition for the rifles being commonly available on the civilian market into the 1920s-1930s.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. Semi-bright bore and sharply rifled. Solid stock with expected wear. The bayonet and scabbard are in good shape (ill fitting).
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Barrel is 35 inches.
Caliber: .43 Mauser (11x60mmR)
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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