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    Egyptian Rolling Block

    Finally got around to taking some pictures of the old girl......

    Typical Egyptian M1868 No 1 Remington Rolling Block, chambered in .43 Egyptian aka 11.43x50R. Finished in the white (This is correct some where left in the white and some were blued) well worn from years of service, marked several times in Arabic. My reading has shown that only numbers not words were marked on these rifles by the Egyptians. Well the one marking is a word, the meaning of the word eludes me right now. I've reached out to a couple Arab speaking friends for help on it.

    Last patent date listed on the tang is March 18th 1874, so from what I can tell it was made between 1874 and 1876, as the last delivery was supposedly in 1876.

    Need to order a few parts and hunt some down.

    1) Extractor, found it.
    2) Extractor retaining pin, found it.
    3) Firing pin, found it.
    4) Firing pin retaining pin, found it.
    5) Rear barrel band with screw, found it (Original barrel band screw is MIA and the hole for it is buggered up)
    6) Replacement sling swivel for middle barrel band, found it (Old swivel is about worn through).
    7) Firing pin retractor......Still looking for that one.
    8) Bayonet, I'll look around and see if I can find one at a decent price.
    9) Sling, still trying to figure out what the proper sling for these are.

    So found 6 of the 7 main parts needed right off the bat, not too bad of a start, then the two accessories to round it out.

    Markings on the rifle.

    ١٣٩٣ Translates as 1393
    ٢٨٤٧ج Translates as C 2847
    ١٩١ Translate as 191
    غ Translates as G
    ح Translates as H
    خءذب or خءزب Translates as ?

    Plus the EP half moon (Date is worn off), supposedly the EP stands for Egyptian Protectorate or Egyptian Police.

    Trigger assembly tang SN G 7895
    Receiver assembly tang SN 40308 (Official serial number for records purposes)

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    Last edited by ffuries; Nov 21, 2020 at 03:13 PM.
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    Looks like a very sturdy weapon. You can even get cartridges
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyDigger View Post
    Looks like a very sturdy weapon. You can even get cartridges
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    Got two that the rounds are ridiculously high, this one and a 1879 Swiss Vetterli M69/71. Then there is my 1863 P1853 Snider-Enfield, which can be made for cheap with 24 Gauge plastic shotgun hulls or brass shot shells.
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