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by Tom H
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Grade of a 1976 Woodsmaster in .243
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Grade of a 1976 Woodsmaster in .243

You have a 742 BDL, with "skipline checkering" a pattern started in 1973. In the 20 years that 742s were made, a total of 1,497,169 were made. 6% of those, or 81,786, were .243 caliber.
by Tom H
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 25 .25-20
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Remington Model 25 .25-20

10302 was made in March, 1924. Around 32000 Model 25s were made from 12/22 thru 1937 with around 56 made that last year. With the condition you describe and the Lyman tang sight, I would put the value on the plus side of $700. Keep in mind that it is very hard to price something not actually seen. ....
by Tom H
Thu May 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Re: Model 25 pump action take-down rifle, 25-20- HELP!. cal
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Model 25 pump action take-down rifle, 25-20- HELP!. cal

I see some issues with this particular rifle. The receiver is not marked "AA" above the serial number. Receivers into the 14,000 range were marked this way. Early barrels were marked "Model 25" on the barrel, between "Remington trade mark" and "25-20". This barrel does not have the "Model 25" markin...
by Tom H
Thu May 03, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 25 pump action take-down rifle, 25-20 cal
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Model 25 pump action take-down rifle, 25-20 cal

DU2 indicates a "part order barrel" that was sold in September, 1927. So that means that the rifle has been rebarreled outside the factory. If you give me the serial, I could probably come close to when the rifle itself was built as I maintain a database on model 25s. Production of model 25s began i...
by Tom H
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 81 barrel markings
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Remington Model 81 barrel markings

First of all, let me apologize. Having not read carefully, I assumed you had a model 8 and not an 81. DE means the rifle was made in September, 1936 and it was back for repair in May, 1952. There is no way to tell what the repair was. As to the finger grooves, I really have no idea......tom
by Tom H
Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 81 barrel markings
Replies: 4
Views: 441

Re: Remington Model 81 barrel markings

KYY3 means returned to factory for repair in May, 1952. I assume the DE, which could be September of 1936 or 1958, was also a repair date and they did not strike a 3. I have seen other guns with a repair date and no 3 occasionally over the years........tom
by Tom H
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Rem model 14
Replies: 1
Views: 1687

Re: Rem model 14

Since this is an old post, you have probably found one by now. If not, Ken had a few more printed up last fall so you might contact him if you still want one......tom
by Tom H
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 12c tang sight screw size
Replies: 1
Views: 330

Re: Remington Model 12c tang sight screw size

From old Marbles literature I have they are .140-44s. Aperturesnmore.com sells 6x48s and I'm told that those will work..................tom
by Tom H
Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Another Model 12 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Another Model 12 Question

My knowledge comes from Gyde & Marcot's excellent book, Remington 22 Rimfire Rifles. They were at 55104 in 1910 and reached 104041 at the end of 1911. Remington says 831753 was the last number produced but higher numbers above 832000 have been observed. The book tells you everything you ever wanted ...
by Tom H
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Another Model 12 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: Another Model 12 Question

1911. Most target models came with a semi pistol grip stock but about 10% had straight stocks. By 1918 the price was $20.25.
by Tom H
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 14 barrel address/barrel code
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Model 14 barrel address/barrel code

The two line "type 6" barrel code using serial numbers instead of patent dates, was used from 1928 until the end of production in 1935 so your LY=2/30 gun fits in there. Receivers that were made in 1932 include from 126762 to 127267 so your gun would have to have a serial in that area. So what is th...
by Tom H
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Modle 14, 32. cal rem with thumb saftey
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Re: Modle 14, 32. cal rem with thumb saftey

I would take the gun shop up on the offer for $500 in trade. It seems fair to me. The safety on your rifle makes it's production from late 1919-1921. Since ammo is no longer made for the gun, you could make your wife very happy with a left hand rifle in a caliber that would have ammo available over ...
by Tom H
Tue May 09, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Information on Model 12C Rifle
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: Information on Model 12C Rifle

Based on my observation of the model 14s, they had buttplates stamped with a serial on the buttplate that matched a number stamped on the stock. On earlier ones, the stock and buttplate number match each other but not the serial number of the gun. Later guns, like early twenties on generally but not...
by Tom H
Tue May 09, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: help - 22 pump , my dads first
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: help - 22 pump , my dads first

745967 was made in 1928. A "C" grade, with the octagon barrel, was called a "target" grade. 31697 guns were made in 1928. This information I am giving all comes from the book on Remington rimfires by Gyde & Marcot. Tom
by Tom H
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 12A
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: Model 12A

According to the excellent book by Gyde and Marcot, Remington Rimfire Rifles, your rifle was made in 1913. Serials that year started around 166538 and ended at 238343 for a total production that year of 71805..........tom