REMINGTON ARMS Rolling Block .45-70 GOVT Sportsman’s Style Rifle C&R NICE
Early 20th Century Rifle in Popular Caliber
Here we present a C&R Remington Rolling Block Rifle, made circa the turn of the century in Ilion, New York. 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. Rolling block rifles were produced in various action sizes for calibers from .50 centerfire all the way down to .22 rimfire and survived well into the 20th Century. Compared to more sophisticated single shot actions like the Browning/Winchester Model 1885, the Remington Rolling Block was relatively economical to produce, and this contributed to its longevity.
Remington rolling block rifles were produced as military muskets and carbines as well as for civilian use and were adopted by many countries. These included the U.S. (first by the Navy in 1867 and later in limited numbers in .45-70 by the Army), Argentina, Denmark, Guatemala, Holland, Puerto Rico (Voluntarios), Spain, Sweden/Norway, Uruguay, and others. They were also purchased by state militias, most notably the New York Militia. Remington rolling block rifles were produced under license in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Spain, and perhaps other places. Ultimately, over 1.5 million rolling block military rifles were produced.
All Remington rolling block rifles use the same basic principle of design, which is an “L” shaped pivoting or hinged breech block pinned to the receiver in front of and below the axis of the barrel and a traditional exposed hammer placed behind the breechblock that must be manually cocked for every shot. This action is very strong but not particularly fast to operate. It is, however, smooth and reliable. And Remington rolling block rifles in all action sizes have always had a good reputation for accuracy.
The overall condition is good. Excellent action. The bore is bright and sharply rifled. Thin cracks are present on the right wrist and there is a slight wiggle where the buttstock meets the frame. Refinished example. Markings are legible. Sharp markings.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 21 inches.
Caliber: .45-70 GOVT
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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