I just got an old rifle from my farther-in-law. This may be in wrong section, so if it is I'm sorry. I need help on the idenity and the year, etc. This is the info I have. Remington Rifle. 1. Single shot, rolling block action center fire. 2. Has hex barrel. 3. Has serial # 31957 on the bottom tang or tab that comes off receiver to hold stock on, same # on barrel under fore stock. 4. On the tangs off receiver it has the # 152 only on left side, top and bottom. 5. On the barrel, bottom in front of fore stock it has 32W stamped, I believe a .32 Winchester, or a .32-20 as they call it ? 6. It has several pat. #'s on the left of the receiver, last one being Sept. 9, 1873. 7. The stocks are all in good shape, no cracks or even bad nicks, etc. Just darkened. The fore stock has a bigger end, curve down design? at end toward muzzle with a darker wood insert, looks like it was fancy for its day. 8. Rear stock has a curved metal butt plate that comes up on top of the stock. 9. All the action is tight, barrel good, great rifling, no bad pits, the knurl on the hammer and block is Great. Now the bad thing, someone before he got it many years ago took off ALL the blue, it is just metal. He kept it oiled no rust pits, never shot it etc. Questions, how do I find the year ? Should I have it reblued ? I want to keep it and even shoot it, this I don't worry about I believe it's in shape for that. I need your help on this please, I thank you for all advice.