SOLD FOR: $1825
Make: Uberti, Navy Arms
Model: Replica Remington Rolling Block Pistol
Year of Manufacture: 1975, Italian date code “AA”
Caliber: .22 Hornet
Action Type: Single-Shot Rolling-Block style Pistol with Extractor
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “NAVY ARMS CO. RIDGEFIELD N.J. MADE IN ITALY” and there are Italian proof marks at the chamber including the date code “AA”. The left side of the frame has Italian proof marks. The top of the barrel is marked “A. UBERTI & C. GARDONE V.T. ITALY”. The right side of the chamber is marked “CAL. 22 HORNET”. The right side of the frame is marked “04919”.
Barrel Length: 9.5”, Half-Round, Half-Octagonal
Sights/ Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to the muzzle end of the barrel. The rear sight is a square-notch leaf and elevator dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition/ Grip: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood featuring a forend and pistol grip. The stocks have some light compressions, nicks and handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the stocks are in Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, Case Color and Brass
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling. There is some pitting towards the muzzle end of the bore.
Overall Condition: The pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There are some light nicks, scuffs and handling marks on the pistols metal surfaces. Notably, there are some minor spots of tarnish on the trigger guard and some handling wear at the muzzle. The markings remain clear. The screwheads have strong slots and remain serviceable. Overall, the pistol is in Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box Paperwork and Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This Uberti replica of the Remington Rolling Block pistol is a single-shot pistol chambered for more modern .22 Hornet rounds. The original rolling-block pistol was based on the split-breech carbine invented by Joseph Geiger. Joseph Rider, Remington’s Chief Designer, modified Geiger’s design into a pistol in 1866. There were ultimately 5 variations of the Remington Rolling Block pistol culminating with the Model 1871. The design was sold to the US Government, but it was never adopted for use by the military despite being a mechanically sound firearm. This replica is chambered for a modern cartridge, making for an interesting pistol suitable for target shooting and varmint hunting. The gun is beautifully finished and it remains mechanically sound. It will make a nice addition to any collection, especially as a companion gun to a rifle chambered for the same cartridge. Good luck on your bid!