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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: 549

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.
by paul harm
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Michigan resources for Model 1882 SXS high grade 12 GA
Replies: 5
Views: 549

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

I weekly shoot nitro loads in my 1873, 1882, 1889, and 1894s. Not each one, but one or two of them go to the club where I shoot three times a week. I reload, so it's not difficult to get low pressure loads. Mine are under 8000psi, but there are many loads out there for the handloader from 5000psi an...
by paul harm
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Date my Remington Whitmore

From years of shooting a MLing rifle I've grown accustomed to a tight fit to seal gas. For that reason when I use to shoot the brass Magtechs I used a 10ga over powder card, 11ga cushion wad, and a 10ga over shot card that's glued in. I would do it on a Mec Jr so there was some advantage using the h...
by paul harm
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 6
Views: 848

Re: Date my Remington Whitmore

I have a 73, 82, and 89, all Damascus barrel guns. I reload, so I'm able to shoot loads with pressures that are about the same as BP. For that reason I shoot nitro powders. As long as there isn't deep pitting I wouldn't be afraid to shoot it. Good luck. Paul
by paul harm
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: FE Trap restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: FE Trap restoration

In the past I've used Brownells acra-glass with their black die coloring [ that's included with the acra-glass] to create the spur. Just a idea.
by paul harm
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 1939

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

I shoot about 8 different Remingtons with Damascus barrels dated from 1873 to 1894 with my own reloads kept under 8000psi. I'd have to think sometime in their life regular modern shells have been used in them at higher pressures with no ill effect. If I were importing shotgun barrels just don't list...
by paul harm
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1873 Lifter Grade
Replies: 2
Views: 697

Re: 1873 Lifter Grade

My 73 hammerlifter has engraving and pattern Damascus barrels. I believe it was built in 74. I put mine as a grade 3 as the grade 4 has more engraving from looking at the pictures in Semmers book. If you're going to be at all interested in Remington doubles get his book. Any Remington SxS with engra...
by paul harm
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: The Grand
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: The Grand

So how does one go about contacting the proper person to rectify not allowing more different guns in that shoot ?
by paul harm
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: The Grand
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

The Grand

This year Remington sponsored a " Nostalgia" event at the Grand and apparently the man from Remington who set it up doesn't know a whole lot about early shotguns that were used for trap shooting. This year, Remington allowed the M10, M11, M29, M11-48 and M32. Also included were the Winchester M21 an...
by paul harm
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: FE Trap restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: FE Trap restoration

Boy, is that ever a beautiful looking gun. It's just too bad Remington didn't promote their high grade guns more. They don't hold a 2nd candle to anyone.
by paul harm
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1885 BARREL REMOVAL
Replies: 2
Views: 667

Re: 1885 BARREL REMOVAL

When removing Remington barrels on some of my guns I have to push the top lever hard to the right and sometimes you have to move the barrels back and forth when it's part way open after it's been all the way open, or down. . What I'm trying to say is, when the forearm is off, the top lever all the w...
by paul harm
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1889 choke determination
Replies: 2
Views: 922

Re: Model 1889 choke determination

Modern shotgun chokes use to change every .005 of the muzzle being smaller than the bore. .005=skeet .010=IC .015= L. Mod [ or years ago skeet out ] .020=mod .025=imp. mod. .030=full Now a days there is also lite full, extra full, turkey - some call .030 lite full and .035 full, .040 extra full Ther...
by paul harm
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: "Silent Billy" Herr and his Remington double
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: "Silent Billy" Herr and his Remington double

Great stories. I wonder how many C grade 10's were made. Can't be very many. I prize my C grade 12. Maybe the wife will bury me with it. Naw, she'll just want to sell it.
by paul harm
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1899 Sportsmen's Show
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: 1899 Sportsmen's Show

Thank you for all these post. Just great. You can keep them coming.
by paul harm
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington wins 1900 (First) GAH at Targets
Replies: 2
Views: 825

Re: Remington wins 1900 (First) GAH at Targets

Drew, in the first paragraph it's talked about different trap machines and lay out. Do you have any more info on the lay out ? Guess I'm a little thick headed and don't understand everything about the lay out and how the program was shot. Thanks for any help.