Remington Rolling Block 1866
A friend brought me this gun to see what I could find out about it. I was able to find some info. The tang reads: F. Remington & Sons Ilion New York, USA May 3rd, Nov 15th 1864 April 17th 1866. On the left side of the reciever and the right side of the stock is a stamped "EP" over a cresent moon with numbers below that. Looks like 1911. The stock is cracked but not loose. Also on the barrel and reciever is some Arabic writing. What I found last night pointed to Egyptian. It's a three ring rifle with a bayonet rail and the cleaning rod under the barrel. The rifling looks good for it's age and the bore measures close to .43 (I don't have my micrometers handy) It shows lots of carry wear. The post front sight is very rounded. No bluing left, fairly even brown overall. Some very light rust but nothing that can't be easily stopped.