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Old 08-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #1
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My grandfather had a large (50+) firearm collection. He passed away about 25 years ago and the relatives sold off most of it at that time. I just recently found out there were a few left and have been able to acquire them. I had no idea what was there but found some surprises when I got them.

The one relevant to this forum is a Remington breach loading rifle. It is labeled as a .45-70 on a hand written tag affixed to it and in a bit of research this seems to be correct.

It looks to be in decent condition, not great but not bad either. I did not see any rust on it. On the bottom is imprinted "REMINGTONS ILION N.Y. U.S.A. MAY 30 NOV. 15th 1854 APRIL 17th 1866" (or maybe 1886).


Any idea what something like this might be worth?

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Old 08-25-2011, 05:23 PM   #2
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not enough info and pictures are required. Big difference if it is a rolling block or a Hepburn. And if original or if it has been messed with. On some older guns the sights can be worth as much as the guns themselves. PICTURES.

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I have some I took yesterday but most of my close ups are blurry. I'll get better ones when I get home tonight.

Here's one to get started with.

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Remington Mod. 1870 Rolling Block Rifle 45-70 Rare : Antiques / pre-1899 at GunBroker.com
heres a link to a similar one that is for sale now. The prices on these vary wildly. Maybe $1000 to $2000.
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OK, I got some substantially better pics now.

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Remington Mod. 1870 Rolling Block Rifle 45-70 Rare : Antiques / pre-1899 at GunBroker.com
heres a link to a similar one that is for sale now. The prices on these vary wildly. Maybe $1000 to $2000.
I'd have to guess the lower end. It doesn't have the rear sight, nor does it have the rod under the barrel. It looks to be in comparable to maybe slightly better condition than the one above. But with the missing parts I believe that will hurt it some.

The one interesting thing is the stamp on the bottom. On the one for sale above it says "Remington Sons Ilion...." on this one it says "Remingtons Ilion..."

I wonder if this is some type of mis-print or other abnormality that might make affect it one way or the other.
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