Remington Argentine M1879 Rolling Block .43 Spanish

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36" round, octagon at breech - patina turned smooth patina; light pitting on barrel & receiver; light traces case color on receiver; - Stocks: dark walnut throughout, normal handling marks; overall good condition - Sights: Front blocked blade sight; This rear flip up leaf sight, ordered from Remington, is a duplicate of the Austrian Werndl sight and excellent in every respect - Markings: faint but partially legible upper tang 3 line "REMINGTON & SONS ILION NY U.S.A. / MAY 3D 1864 MAY 7TH JUNE 11THNOV 12TH DEC 24TH 1872 / DEC 31ST 1872 SEPT 9TH 1873 JAN 12TH MARCH 16TH ????" on top of breech "MODELO ARGENTINO. 1879 E.N." (E.N. = Ejercito National = National Army, To distinguish from National Police)and under forearm stock on bbl on left side by receiver is the Remington "B" proof mark - This is most likely an early model that has seen some action, as most M1879s found appear to be in excellent condition. Remington had a significant overrun of the rifles, as Argentina conducted extensive trials for a replacement in the 1880's and adopted the Mauser in 1891. Remington assembled and sold the overrun directly to the US civilian market. Equipped with ram rod & sling swivels. If this gun could talk... - - NRA: Very Good - SN: NSN - Est: 300 - 750 - Antq - INV 8033

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This item is part of Winter 2016 Collectors Gun Auction
 Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 | 7:00 PM  Central
 
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Remington Argentine M1879 Rolling Block .43 Spanish
Remington Argentine M1879 Rolling Block .43 Spanish
Lot number: 18
Seller: Kull Auction & Real Estate Co / Kull's Old Town Station
Event: Winter 2016 Collectors Gun Auction
Ends: Tuesday, January 12 | 7:03 PM  Central

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