Manufactured form 1868 to 1888. This is an excellent example of a very desirable Remington Rolling Block No. 1 Sporting Rifle with a half octagon barrel that is numbered to the gun (serial number marked on the bottom flat under the forearm). The top barrel flat is marked "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y." ahead of the rear sight. The rifle is equipped with a German silver blade front sight and a folding adjustable rear peep sight. The underside of the barrel has the caliber marking of "40 70." (for 40-70 Sharps caliber) The receiver has the octagon top and is marked with the six-line patent information on the left side. The forend tip, buttplate, receiver and trigger guard are casehardened and the remaining metal surfaces are blue. Mounted with a nicely figured smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The forend has a Remington iron tip. Remington's production of the rolling block firearm in one form or another lasted from 1867 to 1934. The No. 1 action was the largest of the rolling blocks, chambered for the smallest to the largest calibers of the period. Comes with an original box of UMC 40-70 ammunition (20/20).
Exceptionally fine. The rifle retains 95% plus original blue finish showing some loss at the muzzle and some thinning to a blended patina. 80%-85% of the original case colors remain. The wood is also excellent with some very scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The period ammo box is nice with minor edge separation and much of the printing remains.
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