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Original Argentine Remington Rolling Block Model 1879 E.N. in .43 Spanish Caliber - Excellent Condition

Item Description

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 receiver tang is marked E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y., U.S.A, along with the patent information. The model and date information is listed on the barrel knoxform, and is clear:


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 (very similar to a Werndl back sight), and really is in truly excellent, "Near Mint" condition. The metalwork has a nice dark blued finish, and does not show much wear, if any at all. The action works great, and still has original arsenal grease. The bore is excellent, with a bright finish and clear lands and grooves. The stock is very good, with very little wear at all. Only a replaced piece of wood near the upper barrel band keeps it from being mint.

A truly excellent example of the Argentine Model 1879 Rolling Block Rifle.


Year of Manufacture: c.1879
Caliber: .43 Spanish
Cartridge Type: Centerfire Cartridge.
Barrel Length: 35.5 Inches

Overall Length: 52 Inches
Action type: Rolling Breechblock External Hammer
Feed System: Single Shot

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