1871 new york militia rolling block????

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savagebrother
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Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Post by savagebrother » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:47 pm

guys just look at the blocks back side and you will see where the hammer rides the block, this occurs when the block is full opened, click, then when you close it it slips off the block and into the half cock.
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savagebrother
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Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Post by savagebrother » Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:41 pm

so..........whats the consensus of what my gun is???? what ever it is itsw in great shape and im looking forward to shooting it
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Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Post by savagebrother » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:50 pm

update: well got the barrel cleaned out real good and so i have been measuring the barrels bore.
the bore is very tight for a military rifle. i still have some loads from my shiloh sharps days with the bullets sized to .459" the nose section of a 457125 will not go into the bore.
the bore has 5 lands and it measures best i can measure it is .445" and the groove is .449"
i have some .451" bullets for my white muzzleloader and it was pretty tight getting it thru the bore.
it scrubbed the outer surface of the driving bands and left very sharp land grooves in it.
so what does this tell me about this rifle??? any info would be appriciated.
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Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Post by wlw-19958 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 pm

Hi There,

I read that the city of Buffalo bought some rolling blocks
that were of the same pattern as the New York State Militia
except for being in 45/70. I believe they were stamped on
the stock under the butt plate with initials (something like
"B.C.G." for Buffalo City Guard). The tang markings were
same as the New York models of the second contract (ending
with "MARCH 18th 1874").

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
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savagebrother
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Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Post by savagebrother » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:46 am

ok ill check under there and see if its marked
thanks
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Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Post by 171evergreenfkl » Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:18 pm

The rolling block rifle you have pictured is indeed one of 50 ordered by CoD Buffalo City Guard in 1883. At present, I am the guardian of the rifle which was the genesis of this order. On April 30th 1883 a Remington rolling block rifle was presented to first sgt. Daniel N Milley by Gen. Adrian R.Root commmanding CoD Buffalo City Guards as acknowledgment of faithful service. It was of the NYNG pattern chambered for the .45-70 cartridge, nickel plated and bearing engraved silver plates on the obverse and reverse of the butt stock. It was so will liked by the members of the Co. that they authorized the purchase of fifty similar rifle. (see attached)
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