Original Argentine Remington Rolling Block Model 1879 E.N. in .43 Spanish Caliber
Original Item. Only One Available. In really great condition, this Contract Remington Rolling Block Rifle was made for the South American State of ARGENTINA of 1879. This is quite a scarce rifle to find in today's market. The Remington name and address on the tang of the receiver has become faint but is discernible. The model and date information is listed on the barrel knoxform, and is clear:
( R A )
MODELO ARGENTINO. 1879 E.N.
The RA in circle proof is for República Argentina, the official name of Argentina in Spanish. The E.N. abbreviation is for the Ejercito Nacional, or National Army in Argentina. Around the late 1800s Argentina was a developing world power, and had one of the largest economies in the world. Like any growing power, it needed arms, and as there were not yet local producers up to the task, they contracted out for their weaponry. They would later replace the rolling blocks with the more modern Argentine Contract Mauser rifles towards the end of the 1800s.
The rifle is complete with its ramrod and ladder back sight, and really is in great collectible condition. The action works beautifully and the bore has clear lands and grooves, with some darkening throughout. Metal Fittings have a great patina of age, and match the receiver nicely.
Fully cleaned and ready to display.
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