While window-shopping at the antique stores here I was incredibly surprised to find a vintage Remington Rolling-block barrel and lock. No wooden parts at all (no stock or anything) and it looks like it's carbine sized (the barrel's about 3 foot long). Still... it's a Remington. Would it be worth it to get this and maybe have the barrel replaced/lengthened and a wooden stock made? The piece as it is costs $350 I think (It was marked $450 but that price seemed to be rubbed out and replaced with 350). I'm going to need a Remington for my Guardia Civil/Philippine Revolutionary Army impression and if it's a good idea to save up for this one... what do you think guys?
Post by dimasalang on Aug 23, 2011 16:03:23 GMT -5
Not a good buy. You can get a complete rifle for that much. One of the most important parts on a certified "antique" rifle such as a Remington Rolling Block is the wooden stock. There are so many variants to the Rolling Block, it would be extremely difficult to find another stock that fit.
I'd recommend searching on gunbroker.com for a rolling block. I've seen Spanish models there sell for as low as $400...and these are complete working and firing rifles. All of them should be listed as Antique; which the ATF lists as being 100 years old and no FFL to bother with. Being an antique, the rifle can be legally shipped directly to your home address.