118. Prototype Remington Rolling Block New York State National Guard Rifle

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50-70, 36'' barrel with an excellent bore. This rifle is a very early example of the type used by the New York National Guard and the metal is in-the-white. The metal surfaces remain partially bright with a few scattered spots of oxidation staining. The walnut stock rates very good with an older added varnish, a few dings and scattered handling marks. This rifle has a number ''2'' on the left side of the barrel, left side of forend and left side of the butt. The underside of the butt has a brass Remington museum tag with the number ''78'' indicating that this rifle was retained by Remington in their museum collection. This rifle is also pictured in Howard Madaus' book The Guns of Remington on page 129 where he calls it ''One of the earliest of the New York State Remington Contract rifles''. This early rifle lacks the safety locking action of later models and the last patent date on the upper tang is April 17th, 1866. An interesting Rolling Block Rifle that will make a welcome addition to any antique arms collection. (209009-33) {ANTIQUE} (2000/3000) Sold For 2070.00

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