What is it?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by TheTroll, Jun 15, 2002.

  1. I found a rockland aresenal rifle at the gun shop today. Someone has put a synthetic stock on it, and a williams sight. I bought it and was wondering when it was made. The first of the serial # is 3744. Any info would be great.
  2. I guessing you mean Rock Island? Is it a five-digit serial number or six-digit? A five-digit would mean a circa-1905 production and would not be considered safe to shoot. A six-digit would probably place the receiver into 1919 and would be.

    Does it have a date on the barrel? If it's there, it should be just to the rear of the front sight.

    Collector interest would be nil since the rifle came with a new rear sight and stock. Still it's sort of interesting to know about the "original" history.

    Feel free to ask more questions or email me.