Vintage Saturday: Policeman with a Rifle

Dakota tribal policeman with a Remington-Keene rifle
Dakota tribal policeman with a Remington-Keene rifle (source: Denver Public Library)

The Remington-Keene was one of the many repeating rifles manufactured with hopes of US military contracts, which failed to get any. In total about 5,000 were made and sold commercially. It is a tube-magazine, bolt action rifle in .45-70 caliber. This photo was taken at some point in the 1880s.