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M1866/75 Argentine Remington Rolling Block: (Maybe ...)
Mosquetón de Caballería sistema Remington 1866/75
(Cavalry Musket Remington System M1866/75)
GENERALLY: Must read --->Remington Historical information from Argentina!!
PHOTO: The rifle pictured above is (maybe) a M1866/75 "Remington System Cavalry Musket" assembled with a Belgian (Liege) barrel and parts on a Remington manufactured export receiver. See the information at the link above, the photos below and the photos with notations received from Sr. Eduardo Fontenla in the Argentine Remington Rolling Block Photos & Notations page.
DISTINGUISHING CHARECTERISTICS: The top tang is marked with Remington's two line patent information (1866) as distinguished with the more common 3 line information (1874). The lower tang is longer and has an additional screw which screws directly into the wood, the barrel has Liege proof marks and, like other Liege built Remingtons, does not mount a bayonet lug.
FURTHER READINGS: There is very little information (ok, none that I can find) in English on the pre M1879 Patria Argentine Remingtons. The limited information I do have is from Eduardo Fontenla, a knowledgeable correspondent in Argentina interested in these rifles.
Bayonet systems (also note spring retained top barrel band) Above photo, upper rifle: What I believed to be the Mosquetón de Caballería sistema Remington 1866/75 (Cavalry Musket Remington System M1866/75). Above Photo, lower rifle: The "regular" commony seen M1979 Modello Argentino.
Differences in the barrel band retention system: Above photo, upper rifle: What I believed is a Mosquetón de Caballería sistema Remington 1866/75 (Cavalry Musket, Remington System, M1866/75). Above Photo, lower rifle: The "regular" commony seen M1979 Modello Argentino.
Note early screw retained firing pin and screw retained extractor (the upper left screw is not seen on later Rolling Blocks.)
see explainations of these markings at: Argentine Remington Rolling Block Photos & Notations
Bottom of the barrel at the receiver end, clearly showing its Liege heritage.
These are all proof markings of the Liege manufacturing syndicate and proof houses.
Unknown proof mark on the lower edge of the buttstock behind the lower tang.
MUST SEE---> Argentine Remington Rolling Block Photos & Notations
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