REMINGTON Model 1871 .22 SHORT Rimfire ROLLING BLOCK Pistol RF Army Antique
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Here we present an antique Remington Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistol in .22 Short, manufactured circa 1872-1888 in Ilion, New York. The rolling block design was an evolution of the split breech carbine design of Leonard Geiger. Geiger’s intent was to design an arm using a metallic cartridge that could be cheaply and easily manufactured for use during the American Civil War. Remington manufactured about 20,000 split breech carbines in three different rimfire calibers, but most were delivered too late to be used in the war. These pistols were a strange selection for a martial pistol given the prevalence of revolvers by this time and the obvious drawbacks of single shot weapons. Nonetheless, they were capable of handling powerful cartridges for the time and were reliable, just like the Remington rolling block rifles.
The overall condition is good. Some original blue finish and case colors remain. The action is excellent. The bore is mostly bright with a short area of light pitting in the middle of the barrel; good rifling. The stock is solid.
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Barrel is 8-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .22 Rimfire SHORT
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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