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Remington Rolling Block 2 date manufacture
Sep 7th, 2017 at 8:31pm
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Hi, I have just bought a Remington 2 rb in .32/20 and wondering if anyone could give a date of manufacture?
It is marked Remington Arms Co Ilion NY USA; serial no 37xxx (not Remington & son).
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Re: Remington Rolling Block 2 date manufacture
Reply #1 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 9:52am
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You have the final variation of the #2 Rolling Block, which was built 1889-1909. But if it has the steel forearm cap it's likely antique. If the ebony insert in the forearm it's likely post 1898.
  

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Re: Remington Rolling Block 2 date manufacture
Reply #2 - Sep 8th, 2017 at 7:26pm
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Thanks Marlinguy. It has the ebony insert, so that narrows the date down. A bit of history that somehow survived!
  
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Re: Remington Rolling Block 2 date manufacture
Reply #3 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 5:26pm
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Remington Arms Co was started in 1889 after Marcus Hartley purchased E. Remington & Sons from the NY bankruptcy court in 1888.  Remington Arms Co was merged into Remington-Union Metallic Cartridge Company 1910 by Hartley's Heir.
  
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Re: Remington Rolling Block 2 date manufacture
Reply #4 - Sep 11th, 2017 at 7:11pm
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Thanks, I am always glad to pick up a bit of history!
  
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