Remington No. 1 Rolling Block Rifle ~ Model 1879 Argentine,
caliber .43 Spanish, 36" barrel,
walnut, three band, antique,
by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, New York
Part Number: AAT-141
Availability: In Stock
Price: $749.00
Stocked in walnut, this Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle has the famous Number 1 Rolling block action. Remington manufactured 1560 rifles per day, at their Ilion, New York factory. The buttstock on this rifle has been replaced with a straight grain walnut, notice the much lighter tone between the forend and the buttstock. The military buttplate was not used and a formed sheet brass buttplate is fitted to protect the end grain of the stock. The wood along the rear upper edge of the forearm has a missing chip. In good sound shooting condition, this black powder cartridge Remington Rolling Block is a well used old veteran. This rifle qualifies as a antique and does not require FFL paperwork. You may order it directly, for delivery anywhere in the USA, or export to most countries. Trigger reach is 14" to fit today's average size shooter. Weight is 9.6 pounds.

Chambered for the .43 Spanish cartridge. The Argentine rifles are well known for having a long throat chamber, allowing paper patched bullets, extended seating, and increased case capacity, if desired. The barrel has a bright bore and should make a good shooter. We can supply reloading tools, dies, cases, a bullet mold. The 36" tapered round barrel has aged to a speckled gray. The bayonet lug on the right hand side of the muzzle has been removed long ago based on the patina.

The straight grain buttstock has a 3/4" long check developing at the center of the buttstock on the right hand side. The buttplate has been designed to wrap over the toe, and the square toe fades into the lock panels. The rear sling swivel was not reinstalled on the rifle. The forward swivel is mounted to the middle barrel band. The three barrel bands are "pinch bands" retained with a screw. Each band is marked with a "U" mark (i.e. "Uppermost") correctly positioned to read with the muzzle pointed up. The military style cleaning rod is missing from the rifle.

The top view shows the squared comb of the brass buttplate, long tang, hammer and breech block, and the octagon section of the barrel, about 2-1/4" length, a feature that instantly identifies the Argentine Model 1879 Rolling Block Rifle. The tang is marked Remington Arms, Ilion, NY, USA, and has the patent dates. The breech end of the barrel is stamped Modelo Argentino 1879 E.N.. E.N.= Ejercito Nacional, i.e.National Army).

Our view of the Remington Number 1 Rolling Block Action shows the checkered hammer spur and rolling breech block finger lever. Marked MODELO ARGENTINO 1879 E. N. on the top flat of the octagon breech, the barrel is match marked to the action. The trigger release is firm and crisp as expected on a military rifle, suitable for hunting if desired.

Unlike modern replica rolling block rifles, this action opens fully, to completely clear the bore, allowing cleaning from the breech with a standard cleaning rod. The half cock notch is secure, and the full cock notch cannot be inadvertently released if the action is open (out of battery). The block does have a very small amount of movement.

The original walnut stock has been replaced. The polished metal parts are turning gray with a scattered brown speckling. The blued barrel has been scrubbed bright and has started to age to a scattered speckled brown. This is a piece of workmanship from an earlier century, in good sound shooting condition, ready for range use. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.
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