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stanforth
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Re: rear sight

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oldremguy wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:51 pm
stanforth wrote: Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:48 am I have a NYS Rolling block in very good condition and nothing special apart from a presentation plate fixed to the butt stock with the words 'Presented by W.E ROLFE' in an oval silver plate.

Does this mean anything to anyone?
Have not been able to find anything on W. E. Rolfe, does it say who it was presented to ?

Thanks,
Matt
No.. Just 'PRESENTED BY W.E.ROLFE'. The plaque is 1.4 X .77 inch.
marlinman93
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Re: rear sight

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I wonder if W E Rolfe was a company sponsoring a match, or donating the rifle to a match winner? It wouldn't be unusual to not have the winner's name on the plaque since they wouldn't know who would win the rifle?
Might check for companies that existed in the area back then, and see if the name pops up?
stanforth
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Re: rear sight

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I have done just that but can find nothing on-line and don't have facilities to check with trade directories etc. of the period.
Never mind it doesn't detract from a fine rifle.
marlinman93
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Re: rear sight

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I have a friend who has an account with I believe Ancestry.com, and does checks through that account. He tells me that it often brings up info that we can't find in a Google search.
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