Help dating Remington RB

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LogosArms
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Help dating Remington RB

Post by LogosArms » Tue May 12, 2020 5:47 pm

Hi, I just picked up this Remington Rolling Block today. Got it on a trade plus $60 for a Bersa Firestorm. :lol:

I'm wondering what the model / date is? If anyone can help I'd appreciate it. Seems to be in really solid condition. It appears to be 45-70.
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oldremguy
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Re: Help dating Remington RB

Post by oldremguy » Wed May 13, 2020 9:04 am

It is a New York State rolling block rifle, used by the New York National guard from approximately 1872 to 1897. Approximately 15,000 were ordered in 50-70, very, very few were made in 45-70. You will need to do a chamber cast to determine which one it is.

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Re: Help dating Remington RB

Post by wlw-19958 » Wed May 13, 2020 11:07 am

Hi There,

You might remove the steel butt plate and see if
anything is stamped in the wood. Buffalo ordered
rifles of the same pattern used by N.Y. state but
in 45-70. These were stamped with "BCG" for
Buffalo City Guard.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb

LogosArms
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Re: Help dating Remington RB

Post by LogosArms » Thu May 14, 2020 12:03 am

Thanks so much. Here's the images of the bands and butt plate. I'll have to remove the butt plate to see underneath.

The bore is near mirror finish with some left-over residue.
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LogosArms
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Re: Help dating Remington RB

Post by LogosArms » Thu May 14, 2020 12:05 am

Here's one more of the left side stamp, though it's not legible.
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Re: Help dating Remington RB

Post by wlw-19958 » Thu May 14, 2020 9:22 am

Hi There,

Your last pic shows the typical New York State cartouche
showing this was one of the New York State Militia rifles.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb

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