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by oldremguy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: no. 5 7mm roller carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: no. 5 7mm roller carbine

Here are some photos of my rolling block carbine that I had saved on my computer. This carbine is a cross between the Model 1897 and the Model 1902. I will try to dig my Model 1902, 7mm carbine out of the back of the gun safe this weekend and take some photos of it. P1010862 - Copy.jpg P1010861 (3)....
by oldremguy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Tell Me What I've Got
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Tell Me What I've Got

Hello Webb,

Here is one more photo showing the distance from front barrel band to end of barrel is 7-1/8"
From the end of the nose cap to the end of the barrel is 3-7/8"
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Have a Good Day,
Matt
by oldremguy
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Tell Me What I've Got
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Tell Me What I've Got

Hi There, Mine doesn't have any cutouts under the butt plate. How deep do yours go? I would like to ask a favor if I might. Would you take some measurements for me please? I would like to know the following three dimensions: Distance from the end of the forend to the muzzle, Distance from front of ...
by oldremguy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Carbine ID
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Remington Carbine ID

From the photos that you posted it looks like the Argentine rolling block carbine. They were chambered in .43 Spanish, which was a bottleneck case. A lot of of the Argentine rifles and carbines were re-blued when they were shipped back into this country.

Have a Good Day,
Matt
by oldremguy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Tell Me What I've Got
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Tell Me What I've Got

Hi Matt, Thanks for responding! Your Civil Guard model is very nice! Does it have a "tinned" finish? It sort of looks like it does. There are no assembly numbers per se, except for the left-side upper and lower tangs have 356. Your receiver is a "type 2" with slide bar extractor (as you mentioned a...
by oldremguy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Springfield/Remington 1870 Rolling Block Carbine
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Springfield/Remington 1870 Rolling Block Carbine

Thank you, very interesting, when was this done? My first topic just got cleared so here are more photos but I think you have nailed it! I believe the conversion was done in the 1880's. The Whitney Arms company went out of business in 1888. In the book "Arming The West" there was a shipment of guns...
by oldremguy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Tell Me What I've Got
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Tell Me What I've Got

Here are some photos of the barrel bands.
The number 22 which I believe to be assembly numbers is stamped on the barrel, frame and forearm.


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Have a Good Day,
Matt
by oldremguy
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Tell Me What I've Got
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Tell Me What I've Got

Hello Webb,

Here are some photos of my guard rifle.
The barrel length is also 30-5/8 inches.
The thickness of my receiver is 1.315 inches.
My rifle has the slide extractor on it.

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Have a Good Day,
Matt
by oldremguy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Tell Me What I've Got
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Tell Me What I've Got

Hello Blue Chips, Is this the one that was on gunbroker for a long time? I looked at it a number of times thinking that it may of been chambered in 50-70. The rear sight on the guard rifle is the same type that is found on the New York State rolling block rifles. Also I think the frame and breech bl...
by oldremguy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Springfield/Remington 1870 Rolling Block Carbine
Replies: 6
Views: 705

Re: Springfield/Remington 1870 Rolling Block Carbine

Your carbine looks like one of the 1870 Springfield Navy rifles that were converted to carbines when the rifles were sold on the surplus market. The conversion was done by Whitney Arms Company. Here are some photos of my converted 1870 Navy Rifle. Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, they were ...
by oldremguy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question

This gun has one of the early receivers before Remington started to stamp them with the 1871 patent dates. All of the New York State rolling block rifles were made with 36" barrels and they had 3 barrel bands on the forearm. Your rifle barrel and forearm have been cut down sometime after they were s...
by oldremguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question

Here is a photo of the 1871 Patent date stamped on the lower tang of my rifle. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo it was taken about 15 years ago. I will try to take a better photo in the up coming days. It reads
PATD AUG 27th 1867
NOV 7th 1871
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Have a Good Day,
Matt
by oldremguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question

Most were made in 50-70, some of the later ones that may of been purchased by individual National Guard members were chambered in 45-70. Page_10.jpg The very first New York State model rolling block rifles were made with the last patent dated ending in 1866 on the upper tang. The safety feature that...
by oldremguy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question
Replies: 18
Views: 1399

Re: New Guy and SURPRISE! I have a "ID my RB" question

It's a New York State Model rolling block rifle.
Here is a photo of some of them that I had on display at a gun show.
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Have a Good Day,
Matt
by oldremguy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block Rifle - Unable to Identify
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Rolling Block Rifle - Unable to Identify

They made some of the cadet rifles with rear sights and some with out rear sight. Here is a photo of my cadet rifle with the rear sight that I had on display at a gun show in 2012.
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Have a good day,
Matt