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Old February 5, 2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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remington .22 octagon barrel single shot

I just recieved a remnington .22 with and octagon barrel. the only markings are:

Remington Arms Co
Ilion, NY USA

on the stock portion

LR 22
158215

stamped on the barrel

to load a shell you pull the hammer back two clicks and then pull back another lever that exposes the place to load the shell.

The rifle breaks down with a lever on the right side. Any information would be appreciated.

Jeff
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Old February 5, 2005, 01:30 PM   #2
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Sounds like a Remington Rolling Block Rifle. For the .22 lr, there's 24" full octagon barrel for Model No. 2. There's the Rem. No. 11/2 with 26.25" full octagon barrel version too. The half octagon and round 28.5" barrel is the No. 7. First "lever" is the hammer and the second one is pulled back to expose the breach.
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Old February 5, 2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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The barrel is only 22 1/2 inches...possibly modified? Any idea on the approx age?
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Old February 5, 2005, 09:37 PM   #4
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22.5" bbl is probably the Remington New Model 4 Rolling Block Rifle. It was produced from 1890 to 1933 and available in 22 short, long & long rifle as well as .25 Stevens and .32 long & short. It should have a bead front sight and a "V" notch rear sight. All mountings are iron.
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Old February 5, 2005, 09:50 PM   #5
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The RRB was made in at least four different sized receivers plus a handgun. The army had for a while the pistol and the rifle in the days when armies had single shots ,the RRB was the military rifle for 24 countries !! They also made target rifles and they were popular for hunters too.The last made were pistols and production ended around 1906. Reproductions are being made ,the finest perhaps the Lone Star Rifle Co version.
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Old June 30, 2009, 05:35 PM   #6
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help needed on identification

i was wondering if someone could tell what type of rifle i have and the year and if the rifle has any value.

it takes a single rim fire 22 round, it has an octagon barrel,a hammer that must be pulled back, and the only marking i can find are 6 2 51....any help would be great thanks jd

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Old July 1, 2009, 09:31 AM   #7
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It's a Remington No. 4 Rolling Block Sporting Rifle/Boy's Rifle.

They were made, standard, with the 22 1/2" octagon barrel, and both a solid frame and in a take-down model, with open barrel sights, weighing 4 1/2lbs.

Although there were some 356,000 No.4's made from 1890 to 1933, the takedown wasn't introduced until 1902, after serial # 157,xxx - which should put your rifle's manufacture in either late 1902 or early 1903.

According to my 1902 Remington catalog, the 1902 MSRP was $8.00 - $0.50 more than a .32 - with sporting and tang sights available for $0.50 - $2.50 extra.

Remington's Customer Service/Historian will be able to tell you the exact year your rifle was made, if you call them with the serial number.

Depending upon % of remaining original condition, and various local demand, your rifle can be worth anywhere from $100 to $350+.

I sold a .32 No. 4 that had been converted to CF to an FFL dealer, last Summer, in about 80% condition for $400.
That same dealer had a takedown .22 No. 4 tagged at $475 on his rack.

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