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by paul harm
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Choke Measurement in 1889
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Choke Measurement in 1889

The shot count is just what it says, nothing more. I have a couple of guns, one a 1894 F grade, with a jug choked barrel. When I bought it the right barrel was a skeet choke so I jug choked it back to Mod. I can't read the count on the lugs because I keep it over at the club. Someone could have open...
by paul harm
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1887 Hammer replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: 1887 Hammer replacement

Garland Jackson, a member here, or Brad Bachelder, a gunsmith in Grand Rapids, Mi. Brad is gone now, but his family still carries on with the business.
by paul harm
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1887 Hammer replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 438

Re: 1887 Hammer replacement

delete, or at least I tried - there is no simple delete - why ?
by paul harm
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

My mistake - serial # is 702, not 72. Still a early gun . :D
by paul harm
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 BE Restoration
Replies: 17
Views: 1442

Re: 1894 BE Restoration

Nice job. I had thought of doing the same thing a number of times but never did it. I don't know what you find crude or wrong with the engraving on the trigger guard. Everything looks great to me -
by paul harm
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

About the same gun as mine, but I have one with the straight grip. I'm surprised you made it with a pistol grip. Did the original one come with the PG stock ? Mine needs a refinishing, but at 73 years old I just feel like shooting it and not tying it up for a couple of years. Mine has the pattern Da...
by paul harm
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: BP or nitro
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: BP or nitro

Drew, thank you. I knew either one of you guys would come through. I just enjoy reading about early trap or live pigeon shooting. Thanks again. Paul
by paul harm
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: BP or nitro
Replies: 2
Views: 440

BP or nitro

Maybe Drew or Reseacher can answer when most shooters went from BP to nitro. When I say most shooters I mean shooters in competition like pigeon or clay birds. I've shot BP in SxS events where we do 50 SCs and 25 5-stand plus 25 skeet or trap. A fast round of 5-stand or trap makes the barrels get so...
by paul harm
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Trap shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: Trap shooting

Drew, thanks for putting all those one after the other. I've copied some of your previous post but they're on about 4 or 5 different pages. Soon as I can get out again to Office Depot I'll buy another printer and copy this post of yours. I like showing them over at the club to let guys know that SxS...
by paul harm
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Trap shooting
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Trap shooting

Back in the 70s I use to shoot a lot of trap, and once I learned it, it seemed easy to shoot a 23, 24, or 25. I quit till just this year and man why it's so hard seems a mystery. Lately I've improved quite a bit, back in the 20s. The reason I started again was because I bought a Parker SBT. Now I tr...
by paul harm
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1889 SxS (1893 prod.) Restoration.
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Remington 1889 SxS (1893 prod.) Restoration.

Sounds like twoshooter will take care of you. I have a 73, 82, 89, and six 94s. Remington barrels, Damascus and steel, were all good barrels. Some Damascus like on my C grade 94 were just fancier, not any stronger. Remington proofed all their barrels for nitro loads. Maybe the wood dried out a lot a...
by paul harm
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1889 SxS (1893 prod.) Restoration.
Replies: 4
Views: 783

Re: Remington 1889 SxS (1893 prod.) Restoration.

There is a screw going from one lock to the other. How did the locks fall out from a crack ?
by paul harm
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 ejector takedown?
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: 1894 ejector takedown?

As a follow up - what I said was to remove the action that keeps the forearm attached to the barrels. Then you can get to the ejectors. I don't ever remembering removing the ejectors, or messing with them. I have a C and three F grade guns with them, and all have always worked.
by paul harm
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 ejector takedown?
Replies: 10
Views: 1154

Re: 1894 ejector takedown?

As you look at the underside of the forearm you'll notice two small flat head machine screws, at the top of the action, going through a small rectangular plate. One holds the plunger in place, the other goes into the action. Take notice of the position of the bevel on the plunger - the part that you...
by paul harm
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Michigan resources for Model 1882 SXS high grade 12 GA
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Michigan resources for Model 1882 SXS high grade 12 GA

Marty, why do you think it's a grade 5 gun ? Those are quite rare. I noticed the screw in the top tang wasn't engraved and the wood looked quite plain for a grade 5. Show us a picture or the type of Damascus the barrels have and a good view of the locks. Maybe I'm wrong with my assessment.