An original, model 1871, Rolling Block U.S. military rifle. It was made by the Springfield Armory under a royalty agreement with the Remington Arms Company. They were produced from 1871 to 1872, with a total of 10,001 made. The frame and trigger guard were case hardened with all other iron parts finished bright. It has a two piece walnut stock and forearm that are oil finished. On the left wrist is stamped the cartouche “ESA” for Erskine S. Allin, a U.S. Government arms inspector. The stock is also stamped with two other, unidentified, cartouches; one on the right wrist and one just behind the lower tang. This martial arm still retains its original iron ramrod.
Caliber: .50-70 Government cartridge
Overall Length: 51.80″
Barrel Length: 35.80″
Condition: Frame and triggerguard retain a dark mottled case hardened finish – All other iron parts appear to have been lightly cleaned, and are now bright – Wood has several bumps and dings, but has not been sanded or refinished, retaining much of its original open grain – Action is crisp and tight – Bore is bright
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