Remington Rolling Block in .45-70 Government 26 ¼” Hex Barrel C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,927

WOA#: WY240214BT012

Make: Remington

Model: Rolling Block

Serial Number: None

Year of Manufacture: 1930-50s (Dated off of the patent number on the rear sight.)

Caliber: .45-70 Govt

Action Type: Single Shot, Rolling Block

Markings: This rifle has “U.S. PATENT 2014375” On the rear sight.

\Barrel Length: 26 ¼”

Sights / Optics: This rifle has a dovetail front blade sight with an inset brass bead. The rear sight is a 1935. F. L. HUMESTON SIGHT

Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle has a 2 piece checkered wood stock with a straight grip and rounded comb. This rifle has a crescent steel buttplate. The stock has light scratches and pressure dents. The checkering is sharp. There are no cracks or chips. The LOP is 13”.  Overall the stock is in Very Good condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: This is a single shot rolling block.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: The rifle retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are minor scratches and wear on the leading edges. A small portion of the case hardening is worn on the left side. Overall this rifle is in Excellent 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: None

Our Assessment: The Remington Rolling Block rifle, introduced in the mid-19th century, stands as a testament to classic firearms design and reliability. Its defining feature, the rolling block breech mechanism, offered shooters a robust and secure lockup, ensuring safe and dependable operation. This simple yet effective design made the Rolling Block rifle a favorite among military forces, hunters, and target shooters alike.

The Rolling Block rifle saw extensive service in military conflicts worldwide, from the American Civil War to colonial conflicts and the early stages of World War I. Its rugged construction and reliability made it a trusted companion for soldiers and frontiersmen alike. Despite being largely replaced by more modern firearms designs, the Rolling Block rifle remains a beloved classic among collectors and enthusiasts. Its timeless design, historical significance, and reputation for reliability continue to captivate those with a passion for classic firearms and military history. -R.E.

Remington Rolling Block in .45-70 Government 26 ¼” Hex Barrel C&R
Remington Rolling Block in .45-70 Government 26 ¼” Hex Barrel C&R