Help Identifying old rifle

Discussion in 'Black Powder Shooting / Muzzleloaders / Handguns' started by s.a.p.717, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. s.a.p.717

    s.a.p.717 New Member

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    Hey folks, I am new here! I found a very old rifle in my grandma's basement that I was hoping to identify. She does not know much about it as a family friend gave it to her. It has some worn engravings on the metal behind the hammer, I can only really make out that it was made in 1873. It has a ramrod, so I think I am at least posting in the right subforum! [​IMG]
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    Any help identifying this rifle is greatly appreciated, Thanks!

    Edit: Upon a closer look it appears there are multiple dates listed, I can see many month names....weird
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  2. sart1961

    sart1961 New Member

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    It resembles the Remington type rolling block rifle.
  3. s.a.p.717

    s.a.p.717 New Member

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    Looks like you're right, thanks!
  4. s.a.p.717

    s.a.p.717 New Member

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    What's a safe way to clean up an old gun like this? Would modern gun cleaning sprays be harmful to the metal? Would it be foolish ( I bet the answer is yes) to take some very fine steel wool and clean the metal? Thank you.
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