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Old 03-04-2010, 06:34 PM
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I new to this forum so please allow for a few errors. I will try to learn from you all and keep this an enjoyable please to learn, talk and ask questions. I recently purchased what I believe is an 1866/67 Remington 32cal Rolling Block Rifle. It is a single shot breech loading. There is a thumb-activated lever, approximately one inch long on the right side. It sets about ˝ way between the trigger and the breech lever. It is toward the wooden forearm. I am not familiar with this. It doesn’t appear to serve any purpose or do anything. Whenever I move it nothing changes. Does anyone out there know what this lever is for, what purpose it serves and how it works? Thank you all in advance for your assistance with my question.
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Old 03-04-2010, 10:32 PM
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Hi, Tim!

Welcome aboard!

I don't know the answer to your question, but I have an inquiry in the works for you in another forum.

Should have an answer shortly.

I'm assuming the lever you refer to is as in this photo.

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Old 03-05-2010, 05:28 AM
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What you have is the "New Model No. 4 Rolling Block Rifle made between 1890-1933 Quantity made about 50,000. The 32. cal rim fire barrel should be 24" long if it is a round barel and 22 1/2" long if octagonal. The lever forward of the trigger is the take down lever which allows the barrrel and forend to be removed from the breech. This feature was added after the turn of the century and can bring a slight premium in value in the finer grades of condition. This model was Remingtons lightest and smallest rolling block. It 's value ranges from $200 in "Very Good condition to $500 for Excellent condition.
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:56 AM
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The 1866/67 that you refer to is the patent dates and not the date of manufacture. The patents cover the rolling block action design which dates back to that period.
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Old 03-06-2010, 07:58 AM
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Hello Sir,
Thank you so much for the quick response. The picture is exactly like the weapon I have. The description and additional information is fantastic. I have attempted to remove the barrel as you suggested but so far I have not had any luck. Once again thank you sir for everything. I only hope that someday I will be able to return the favor or at the very least help someone else.
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Thank you Sir ! The connection here makes these boards out standing
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