115. Interesting Remington Rolling Block Carbine

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56-50, 20'' barrel with a very good bore that shows some oxidation toward the muzzle. The barrel retains 75% original dark blue with a couple small spots of light pitting at rear and a few patches of oxidation staining. The action is beginning to turn to gray with generous traces of the original case colors and some oxidation staining. The walnut stock rates near excellent with a strong ''ESA'' cartouche on the left side and the expected handling marks from the years. This carbine appears to have been on a ''Type 2'' action, the last patent date on the upper tang is April 17th, 1866 and interestingly there is a ''U.S.'' marking on the heel of the buttplate. This carbine has a saddle bar and ring and a 300-500 yard folding rear sight. It is probable that this was some sort of trials arm for the U.S. military. An interesting arm that may benefit from further research. (209009-22) {ANTIQUE} (2000/3000) Sold For 1840.00

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