IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

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Jensman217
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IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by Jensman217 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:54 am

Hello everybody!

i am new here i hope somebody can help me. I have an original Remington Light Carbine in caliber .44 Henry RF.
The serial number is 1135.
In which year was the rifle built?
Does anyone else have some more information about the rifle?
Thank you and best regards!
Jens
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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by oldremguy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:38 pm

Hello Jens,

You will need to post some more photos of the carbine.
Like the overall view of the carbine, maybe one showing the patent dates that are
on the top of the upper tang.
The numbers on the side of the upper and lower tang are not serial numbers, but
assembly numbers.

Have a Good Day,
Matt

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by ehull » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:13 pm

The Light Baby Carbine was manufactured by E. Remington & Sons from 1885-1886, and by the Remington Arms Co. from 1890-1910. The top tang will be marked accordingly.
The early batch of carbines was made in .44 RF and .44-40 calibers. The later batch was made in .44 CF only.
No data on assembly numbers versus date of manufacture is available.

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by Jensman217 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:43 am

Thank you guys !

Here some more photos :-)
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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by Jensman217 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:46 am

I will make a photo of the upper tang today ...

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by ehull » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:31 pm

By your photos, this does not appear to be a Light Baby Carbine. It has the wrong buttplate shape, and the hammer and breechblock spurs are too thick - those on the Baby Carbine were much more delicate. The Baby Carbine has an 18 inch barrel; what is the barrel length on this carbine?

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by Jensman217 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:32 am

ehull wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:31 pm
By your photos, this does not appear to be a Light Baby Carbine. It has the wrong buttplate shape, and the hammer and breechblock spurs are too thick - those on the Baby Carbine were much more delicate. The Baby Carbine has an 18 inch barrel; what is the barrel length on this carbine?
Hi!
The Barrel lenght is 16,54 inch...
And it is stamped ,B'
What sort of carbine is it...? :roll: :?:

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by ehull » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:14 pm

For clarity, did you measure the complete barrel length, from muzzle to the face of the breechblock? Otherwise known as "in the bore" length.

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by oldremguy » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:57 pm

Here are some photos and measurements of a Remiongton Light Baby Carbine, with a 20 inch barrel and
chambered in 44-40 centerfire.
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Have a Good Day,
Matt

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by Jensman217 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:18 pm

oldremguy wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:57 pm
Here are some photos and measurements of a Remiongton Light Baby Carbine, with a 20 inch barrel and
chambered in 44-40 centerfire.

photo 1a.jpg
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photo 4a.jpg
photo 5a.jpg

Have a Good Day,
Matt
Hi Matt and ehull.
So, the, in the bore length` is 18 "....
maybe it is an early variant and the runlength has changed once? it's from e.remington & sons .., so built from 1885-1886.
otherwise the mass will fit.
Best regards
jens

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by ehull » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:03 am

One key measurement is the thickness of the frame. Matt shows 1.140 inches. The standard military frame, called the No. 1 for sporting arms, is thicker.

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Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

Post by Jensman217 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:53 am

good Morning! My frame is also 1,140 inches wide. So it's not a military rifle? many greetings jens

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Re: IDing A Remington Light Baby Carbine 44 RF

Post by marlinman93 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:43 pm

Alexnut wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 7:29 am
Lol summer is only a week old I can supply my own lights. Anyone else interested in this?
Are you an internet troll?

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