Remington Arms Model 1902 Rolling Block 7x57mm Mauser Single Shot Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $744

WOA#: WY240115DM002

Make: Remington Arms Co.

Model: Model 1902 Rolling Block

Serial Number: NSNV

Year of Manufacture: 1902-1912

Caliber: 7x57mm (7mm Mauser)

Action Type: Single shot rolling block with extractor

Markings: The top of the receiver tang is marked “Remington Arms Co. Ilion, N.Y. U.S.A. Patented Octr. 22nd 1901”. The barrel bands are marked with a “U”. The top-rear of the barrel is marked “Cal. 7 M.M.”

Barrel Length: 30”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade post dovetailed into a base. The rear sight is a u-notch blade on a slide attached to a ladder. When flipped up, the slide has another u-notch for use with the ladder.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The three piece wood stock has a straight grip, nose-cap with bayonet lug and a slot for the included cleaning rod, barrel band, barrel band with a sling loop, underside sling loop, and a metal buttplate. The buttplate has areas of pitting and a patina throughout. There are compression marks, scuffs, and scratches throughout the wood. The upper handguard is not flush with the forend. THer is slight overhang of the buttplate at the toe of the buttstock. The LOP measures 13.25”  from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue and case colored

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is sharp. There is light erosion in the bore.

In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 7.5 out of 10.

Many military and C&R eligible weapons have bores that will show erosion. This is not only due to age but to the fact that corrosive primers were commonly used in ammunition worldwide. For example, the U.S. used corrosive ammunition throughout WWII. The U.S. military did not begin to phase out corrosive-primed ammunition until the 1950s.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 40% of its metal finish. There are scuffs and scratches throughout the metal surfaces. There are minor areas of pitting on the receiver. There is thinning to the finish and large drag marks on the barrel bands. There are small spots of surface rust on the barrel, mainly near the muzzle. The screw heads show light use. The markings are blurry around the edges and there are characters in the tang marking that are difficult to read. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with a leather sling.

Our Assessment: Remington’s Rolling Block rifles saw service from 1867 all the way into the First World War. The robust single-shot rifles are known for their accuracy, strength of action, and ease of use. They turned out to be one of Remington’s most successful designs seeing use in numerous militaries all over the world. It was so popular that production continued even when more modern options were available. It was chambered for numerous calibers and went through many design changes over the course of production. This is an example of a  Model 1902, sometimes referred to as a 1901, from before the merger with Union Metallic Cartridge Co. in 1912. It is chambered in 7mm Mauser, which was one of the more common variants. The stock is in good shape, with some areas of heavier compression marks on the buttstock. The metal retains some of its finish and there are minor areas of pitting and oxidation. There is also some light verdigris at the rear of the chamber. The bore is in good shape and has minimal erosion, which should make for a nice shooter at the range. This would fit into any Remington or Rolling Block collection. Please see our photos.


Remington Arms Model 1902 Rolling Block 7x57mm Mauser Single Shot Rifle C&R
Remington Arms Model 1902 Rolling Block 7x57mm Mauser Single Shot Rifle C&R