Mexican Model 1897 Remington Rolling Block Rifle..
Mexican Rolling Blocks


M1871 Spanish manufactured (Fabrica de Armas de Oviedo)
Remington Rolling block rifle chambered in .43 Spanish Remington caliber.


 
GENERALLY: This should be the original 43 Spanish Remington rifle(11.15 x 58) purchased by Mexico. Walter reports that 10,000 were purchased in the early 1870s and that an additional 3,000 were purchased in 1877. This rifle, and its Spanish counterpart, are easily the most commonly encountered Remington rolling block rifles (although it is difficult to find a Mexican marked Remington, most of them having seen very heavy use.

DISTINGUISHING CHARECTERISTICS: Mexican rifles are marked R. DE MEXICO or simply RM. As far as I can tell, dimentions, furniture and charecteristics are virtually identical to the M1871 Spanish Remington.
It is possible that some of these rifles may display the "Liberty Cap On Sunburst" design, sometimes called the "Phrygian cap insignia" but as I have not seen a Mexican marked Remington Rolling Block I cannot say definitively. For an example of what it might look like, please see the M1872 Mexican Whitney-Laidley (also Laidley-Emery) Military rifle.





 
 
 



MODEL 1897 REMINGTON ROLLING BLOCK

Caliber:
7x57 mm
System of operation:
Rolling-Block Action 
Length overall:
45.5 inches
Barrel length: 
30 inches
Feed device:
Single-shot
Sight:Front:
Blade type 
Sight:Rear:
Ramp-Leaf sight
Weight: 
8.5 lb
Muzzel Velocity
2100 f.p.s.


Mexican Model 1897 Remington Rolling Block Rifle..


Action of the Rolling block in the open position.


Top view Action of the Rolling block action.


Left side of the Action of the Rolling block in the open position.


Action of the Rolling block in the open position.


Close-up of the buttstock.

Close-up of the markings.


Close-up of the rearsight.


Closeup of middle band.


Close-up of the nosecap.