I have owned the above mentioned gun for 60 or more years. I would like to know it's collectability, and it's approximate value. I don't think the butt stock is original, although it is a Remington stock, as it has the original buttplate. The reason I know this is because all parts of the gun, including buttplate, are marked serial #43. I know this is an unusually low number, but all parts have it. It is a 32 rimfire caliber. All parts of the gun are in nice shape, except, you can see where someone has tightened it down in a vice; imprints on side of barrell above forearm. Any information you can give me will be greatly appreciated.
My listings have;
* Model 2 as a Sporting Rifle with a .32 caliber listed.
* Model 4 as a Rolling Block Rifle with a .32 caliber listed.
Which one is it?
It is a rolling block. The reason I called it a sporting model is because it isn't military. Sorry for the confusion on my part. Hopefully this will give you enough info for some input back to me. Thanks, Larry
Number 2 or Model 2?
I don't know which one it is, but it has the pointed metal nosecap. Thanks
I really need to know about this rifle. It's starting to drive me nuts! It has the original forearm on it and it is 10 1/8" long. This includes the metal nosecap that is curved down in front and it measures 1 1/2" long and is 9/16" past the longest wood. It is a full octagon barrel. I don't know if the butt stock is original for this model, but it is a Rem. stock, as the original curved buttplate fits it great. The buttplate, steel in forearm, barrel, and receiver are all stamped serial #43. On top of the barrel is (E.Remington&Sons.Ilion.N.Y.), and the 32 for the caliber is on the bottom of the barrel. There is no other printing on the rifle. This is a much heavier built rifle that the #2, 4, or 6. I wish I knew how to send you a photo, but I don't. I am 72 yrs. old and my computer skills are limited. LarryR.Nesler 8773 W. 500 N. Richland, Indiana 47634 email is ( <email> )Thanks so very much for any help you can give me.
There's a heavy barreled #1 that's more in the 12-14 Lbs range or the Sporter which is in the 9-10 lbs range the #2 is only 5-6 depending on the barrel lengths.
If the back of the receiver is flat and not an angle it's a #1 then #2 is on a angle with a curve.
Since your not asking value you probably can get a better answer for exact details/model/info on the Remington Society of America forums. They WON'T give you a value there.
From your information, I think it is a #2. It weighs 5 lbs. 14 oz.The sides of the receiver are flat and rounded int the tang on top. If you can add anything else,m please do. I am going to my daughters this weekend and taking the
She will take some pictyures and send them to you. Thanks fo much for the information.
Ok I'll pull Roy Marcot's book and see what I can add, I'm not a rolling block expert by any means. Hell of a book and worth every dime but not cheap, helps if you know the author and he sends you one.
I'm currently in Vegas at the Antique Arms Show so you probably won't hear back from me to early next week.
Got to go look at all the stuff I can no longer afford
Thanks for keeping me posted. I feel like you're trying in a big way to help me. I really appreciate it. Larry
I now have good pictures of my Rem. rifle, and when I got home with them yesterday I tried to email them to you but I was told the email address ( <email> ) was not a recognizable email address. I don't know how to get the pictures over to this site, but I can email them if you will give me an address. Thanks, Larry
I'm back from Vegas
Go to the Remington Society of America and click the service help dog that email will come to me.
I just now figured out how to do this, so the photos along with more specifics have been sent to you. Am looking forward to your reply. Thanks, Larry Nesler