Belgian-made "parlor rifle." If there is a crown over the oval ELG, it was made in or after 1893. Although a modern .22 short may fit in the chamber, it was probably designed for a "BB Cap", which was loaded with only a primer and no powder. There does not seem to be much collector interest in these, so even in top condition, they will probably sell for less than $200 and if in lower condition probably around $100.
I've heard collectors say that more guns have been ruined by cleaning than by neglect. What they mean is aggressive cleaning. If you attack with steel wool and rust remover, you'll destroy the finish. Treat the wood like fine furniture using something like Murphy's Wood Soap if it is really dirty. Then give it a good coat of boiled linseed oil. If there is active rust on the metal, use gun oil and brass wool to remove it gently. Oil the action and wipe all the metal parts with an oiled rag. Keep the gun oil off of the wood. You should avoid refinishing any collectable gun since serious collectors will prefer a piece with only 50% of the original finish over one that has been reblued and varnished.
If you are looking for information that will help identify the make or model of the rolling block rifle you have, see www.rollingblockparts.com or books such as Single Shot Rifles and Actions by Frank de Haas or Remington Rolling Block Firearms by Konrad Schreier.
Is the model # marked? is it an auto, pump, rolling block, ???
More information needed.
In the year 1890,as a model No.4 rolling block rifle.
Gun show or on line auction or old gun catalogs
Features and markings.
Have you tried the Remington Arms web-site? From the information that I have the Number 4 rolling block rifle was made in the following variations: No. 4 Rolling Block Rifle, manufactured from 1890 to 1933 in .22 S-L-LR, .25 Stevens (barrel may be marked "25-10"), or .32 short or long rimfire calibers. Cadet Model (pre-dates the Boy Scout Model) only manufactured from 1911 to 1912..........very rare No. 4-S "Boy Scout Model" caliber .22 S-L-LR No. 4-S Rolling Block Rifle Military (commonly marked "MILITARY MODEL") or "AMERICAN BOY SCOUT" which is also very rare. These were thought to have been used by military academies for training cadets.
22 long is a type of 22 rimfire. Others are CB, short, long rifle and a few others .
The original was in caiber .44 Henry rimfire. Currently in caliber .22 rimfire. Which one?
Because there is no replaceable primer in rimfire ammunition it cannot be reloaded.
Will have to be made.
I can say that the No 4 rolling block 22 was made from 1890-1933.If you have a 2,3 letter marking on the barrel,we can date the exact year from 1924 to 1933.
The Big Valley - 1965 Rimfire 3-22 was released on: USA: 16 February 1968
WMR stands for Winchester Magnum Rimfire- and is the proper name for the 22 Magnum. They are the same cartridge. The 22 WRF is the Winchester rimfire, and is a shorter, less powerful version of the 22 magnum.
Marketed to hardware/catalog stores prior to 1930. firstname.lastname@example.org
would be rimfire such as .17hm2, .17hmr, .22 short, .22 lr .22 mag, .22wa and 5 mm Remington Rimfire Magnum
No, it's a rimfire round.
Requires hand on inspection.
A 22 Magnum (or Winchester 22-WMR) is rimfire cartridge, same with 17HMR and the 22-WRF. <><><> The .22 Jet, which is a centerfire, was also known as the .22 Magnum Centerfire- but they are rather rare. Most .22 magnums will be, as he said right up there- rimfire. <><><> I forgot about the 22 Remington Jet. (also known as .22 Center Fire Magnum, or .22 CFM) Nice update, thanks.
There is a .22 WRF, and a .22 WMR. WRF is Winchester Rimfire. Bigger than a ,22 Long Rifle, but shorter than a .22 WMR- Winchester Magnum Rimfire. If someone is using the term .22 MRF, it is an inaccurate term.
I have a nitro hunter rolling block .22 cal, that my grandfather gave to me, it still works, and i have a lot of fun with it, he said he got it in 1909, in Salem Indiana for 17.00 dollars i cant find any information on the gun, but i am still looking
Depends greatly on which rolling block, there's to many to specify them all serial/date.