authentic Rolling Block Remington Springfield iron mountings 50-70 caliber finished bright

1871 ROLLING BLOCK U.S. ARMY RIFLE

1871 Remington Rolling Block – U.S. Military Rifle

Maker: Springfield Armory, Springfield, Mass.

Manufacture Date: 1871 – 1872

SKU: SS343 Category:

Description

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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