The original rolling block, designed in 1867 by Remington, is a strong, simple action not prone to jamming by dirt or rough usage. Using modern metals and more precise manufacturing methods, Uberti is able to produce a rifle that's one-third of the original gun's size and weight, yet retains all the strength for use with today's modern ammo. The 1871's 22" round barrel is blued and its receiver is blued with a brass trigger guard. The A-grade walnut stock has a rubber butt pad. This rifle features a blade front sight and an elevation-adjustable rear sight and comes with the original factory box. Its wood, metal, and bore are all in very good condition.