SOLD FOR: $1826
Model: Custom No.1 Rolling Block with Numrich Barrel
Serial Number: 1643
Year of Manufacture: 1870s-1890s
Caliber: .45-70 Govt.
Action Type: Single Shot Rolling Block Rifle
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “NUMRICH ARMS / .45-70 Buffalo / WEST HURLEY, N.Y.”. The bottom tang is marked with the serial number. The top tang is marked “REMINGTONS, ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” above patent dates, some of the markings are drilled through and gone.
Barrel Length: 28” Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a globe sight with a post insert and is dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a “V notch elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top tang is installed with a fully adjustable flip-up peep sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock set is smooth walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, and smooth metal buttplate. There are some scattered compressions, dings, and a few light scratches. They have discolored with age. The bottom of the forend has a small crack at the frame. The buttstock has a splice repair on the comb and there is a seam line on the top of the wrist that runs from the tang to where the repair starts. There is also another line on the bottom of the stock that runs rearwards from the back of the tang. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has finish loss, some light erosion, and some light scabs. The stocks rate in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: Case Color & Blued
Finish Originality: Original, the barrel is not original to the receiver.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 70% of its met finish. The barrel has some scratches, the most noticeable are on the right side. There are some scattered little nicks and light scuffs on the barrel. Some of the scuffs have lightly thinned the finish. There are a few little spots of oxidation on the barrel. The receiver has finish loss, a few light scabs, patches of discoloration from previous oxidation, and some areas of erosion. The top tang has custom drilled holes and there is a blindly filled hole. The Remington markings are shallow and some have been drilled through, the Numrich markings are clear. The screwheads are tool marked with serviceable slots. The rifle rates in about Very 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 that has been re-barreled with a new Numrich 28″ octagonal barrel chambered for .45-70. It has nice sights and a good bore, it should be a joy at the range. Please see our photos and good luck!