SOLD FOR: $1035
Model: No.1 1/2 Rolling Block
Serial Number: 9974
Year of Manufacture: 1870s-1890s
Caliber: .32 Rimfire, Originally .22 Cal.
Action Type: Single Shot Rolling Block Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION, N.Y.”. The bottom of the barrel is marked with the serial number under the forend and “22” in front of the forend. The bottom tang is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 26” Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a “V notch sight dovetailed into the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock set is smooth walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, and smooth metal buttplate. There are some scuffs, compressions, and a few dings. There are some areas of discoloration. The wrist is shy to the tangs. There are a couple of cracks on the top of the wrist at the rear of the tang. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has a thick patina, scabs, and a few nicks. The stocks rate in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Patina
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark and there is no visible rifling. There is pitting and erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 50% of its metal finish which has turned to a thick patina. The metal has scattered erosion, mottled thinning, and oxidation. There are some dents on the right side of the barrel. There are some scrapes and scratches into the metal on the right side of the barrel. There is thinning on the edges. The markings are shallow. The screwheads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The rifle rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Remington’s Rolling Block large frame military arms were in service from 1867 to 1918, spanning the American Civil War and World War One. The robust single-shot rifles are known for inherent accuracy and strength beyond the call of duty. The rifles were so successful that smaller framed variants were produced for sporting purposes. This is a No. 1 1/2 that was originally chambered for .22 caliber but has been opened up to .32 caliber rimfire. This will make a nice addition to a Remington collection or restoration project. Please see our photos and good luck!