Antique 45-70 Rolling Block Saddle Rifle

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by CMott27, May 25, 2012.

  1. CMott27

    CMott27 New Member

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  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    make life easier i'll stick this here for a sec..

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    but your other link dont work .. sorry
     
  3. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    to me that small bar below the saddle ring marks it as a remington
     
  4. CMott27

    CMott27 New Member

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    May 25, 2012
    Thanks I couldn't figure out how to post images
     
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  5. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    here'as one to compare

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    see the bar with the rounded ends?

    the trigger guard profile matches and the rear sling placement make this a early cavalry carbine in my mind

    YO! Early rem Experts , need your view ( i'm fairly knew to the remingtons )
     
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  6. CMott27

    CMott27 New Member

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  7. CMott27

    CMott27 New Member

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    May 25, 2012
    The only marks we can find on it are FB on the upper top portion of the barrel and not showed in the images is a small B on the side of the barrel. There also seems to be a number stamped into the butt stock but won't show up in images.
     
  8. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    i have no idea on the marks but its a remington rolling block in a honest condition ,
     
  9. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
    when you want to post a link to a pic, see the little picture icon on the reply toolbar ? hit that and paste your link in there , it'll turn it into a image ..
     
  10. CMott27

    CMott27 New Member

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    May 25, 2012
    Thanks on the help with the pics. So what could the age and value of this rifle be. It's in perfect working condition. The action is amazingly smooth and has great patina. Hard to find ammo though to see if it still shoots.
     
  11. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    Australia
  12. hrf

    hrf Well-Known Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    Have you confirmed that it's 45-70? These were made and copied for and by many countries, and could be .43 Spanish, etc., etc.
     
  13. CMott27

    CMott27 New Member

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    May 25, 2012
    Yes it's confirmed as being 45-70 by several gun experts.
     
  14. BillM

    BillM Active Member

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    Jan 16, 2010
    Amity Orygun
    No offense, but did these experts actually do a chamber cast and slug the bore? There are a pile of chamberings for rolling blocks that are REALLY
    close to 45-70 dimensions. Darned near every country in the world used
    the rolling block, and each one had their own caliber.

    That's just for the Remington produced guns. I'm not all that sure that
    yours is a Remington. There are gazillions of the darned things out there
    that are authorized (licensed) and un-authorized copies. The near total
    lack of markings on yours is interesting----No manufacturer name, no
    serial number, no country crest, no proof marks?
     
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