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by ehull
Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:36 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 50/70 Saddle Ring Carbine
Replies: 1
Views: 1430

50-70 carbine

Your carbine seems to have a parts from another model, so it is hard to tell what is original. The "FCW" cartouche on the forestock indicates a Navy M1867 part. The "FB" on the top of the barel has been noted on other carbines, but .43 Spanish caliber, and we don't know the meaning yet. If the last ...
by ehull
Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: #1 Rolling Block in 43 spanish
Replies: 1
Views: 1822

.43 caliber carbine

It sounds as if you have a standard Remington "rolling block" carbine in .43 Spanish caliber. Thousands were exported between 1869 and 1900, to a long list of Carribean, and Central and South American countries. If the barrel is part octagonal near the frame, it is the Argentine Modelo 1879. If the ...
by ehull
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rem. Rolling Block Carbine Sling Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Try Dixie Gun Works

Check a current Dixie gun parts catalog. They have in past years advertised complete carbine barrel band with swivel for only $12.00.
by ehull
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: NYS Rolling Block Rifle
Replies: 7
Views: 5573

NYS possibilities

In reply, it's possible that, (1) the buttstock is a replacement for a broken one on an issue rifle, or (2) the company purchased a replacement or a "competition grade" rifle. If it is .45-70 then it's the latter.
by ehull
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington-Keene - more info on BPC Forum
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Identifying models

The Army & Navy models have full forestocks and 2 barrel bands of "military" style, and both are in .45-70. The Army has a 32-1/2 in barrel, the Navy is 29-1/4 in. Anything else is commercial, in .45-70. .433 and .40 caliber.