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by marlinman93
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:46 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: RB #1 Sporter ....No Tang Markings? Please Advise
Replies: 22
Views: 5013

Re: RB #1 Sporter ....No Tang Markings? Please Advise

From what I've been able to gather over the last 4 years since I found my #1 Sporter, the Sporting rifles in either #1, 1 1/2, etc. are not marked on the top tang like the military Rolling Blocks were. They usually had holes for tang sights, and I assume this is the reason for no markings, as the st...
by marlinman93
Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Roy Marcot?
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

Thank you! I have some Rem. single shots that I think may be helpful in his research.
by marlinman93
Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Roy Marcot?
Replies: 4
Views: 3157

Roy Marcot?

I understand that Roy Marcot is gathering data for Remington Rolling Blocks? Does anyone know how to contact Mr. Marcot?
Thanks!
by marlinman93
Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: #2 -Rolling Block -Unknown Caliber
Replies: 1
Views: 1400

Only one sure way to determine the caliber, and that is to do a chamber cast with Cerrosafe. There are so many different cartridges in the .38 range that it could be anything from a .38 rimfire, .38 Colt, .38-40, etc..... The most likely candidate would be the .38 rinfire or .38 Long Colt, but there...
by marlinman93
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: No1 roller value
Replies: 3
Views: 1838

I bought an all original #1 Sporting rifle, in .44S, with single set trigger for $1200 at a local gun shop. Very good bore, no case colors, but smooth clean metal, @60% bluing on barrel.
I'd say the $1400 price is high without the original buttstock.
by marlinman93
Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: #1 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

Thanks Jay! I'll drop Roy a line.
by marlinman93
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help With Rolling Block Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

The #1 1/2 was made from 1888 to about 1897. I would guess that the difference in the number of screws might be the difference in early versus late production. I'm not totally familiar with the 1 1/2, but the #1 had a bar extractor on early models, and it was retained by a screw in the left side of ...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: i own a no. 7
Replies: 4
Views: 2300

Hi Rafter7, Most of the Rem #7's were in .22 rimfire, or .25 Stevens. The old catalogs I have say that other calibers were available on special order. As to numbers made in .22, I don't know, but I'd guess it was the most common caliber. How many exist today is impossible to guess. As you mentioned,...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: #1 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

#1 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle

I recently picked up this #1 Sporter. The caliber is .44S (.44-77 Sharps) and it has the extra heavy full octagon 32" barrel, and single set trigger. Serial number is 74xx. I have three questions: The top tang is unmarked, and no tang sight holes. Were early rollers mostly unmarked? This all looks u...
by marlinman93
Sat Jan 22, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help With Rolling Block Identification
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

#2 Remingtons are easy to spot. The back edge of the receiver, where it meets the stock, are scalloped in a rounded edge, instead of straight vertical, like most Remingtons. The #2 was adapted from Remington pistol receiver, so it has that same design. If your gun is straight on the back edge, it's ...