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by ehull
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: How much of a bitsa is this Military Roller ?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: How much of a bitsa is this Military Roller ?

The frame lacks a date and SN, so it may have been reworked.
by ehull
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: How much of a bitsa is this Military Roller ?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: How much of a bitsa is this Military Roller ?

This is a M1867 rifle made in Sweden using one of the 20,000 breech systems that Remington supplied, which were included in the contract for 10,000 completed rifles. The stock is not American walnut so it’s lighter. Nice condition!
by ehull
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion

By the pics, that M1866 has been shortened to "cadet" size -- a sure hint that it is not original, but likely made up of parts.
by ehull
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion

The model 1866 Allin conversion was accomplished at Springfield Armory on Springfield Model 1864 rifle muskets, not on Remington contract rifle muskets. The breechblock is dated 1866. It is most likely that someone swapped out the lock and added a suitable hammer. What are the inspectors cartouches ...
by ehull
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1871 new york militia rolling block????
Replies: 19
Views: 1170

Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Not a “test gun,” but standard commercial rifle - though made in limited quantities. Read above.
by ehull
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1871 new york militia rolling block????
Replies: 19
Views: 1170

Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Remington made “New York State” model locking system rifles for commercial sale in the 1880s, in both.50-70 and .45-70. Some even had a buttplate with a rubber pad insert. Either was approved for use at military match shooting competitions.
by ehull
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Remington Bayonets
Topic: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 4706

Re: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles

Dan, Side mounted bayonets were necessary when ramrods were used for loading, and only slowly became out of favor.
by ehull
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help needed for id
Replies: 6
Views: 1021

Re: Help needed for id

Please post full length photos, both sides. It looks like an European copy, lacking “brevet” markings so may be post 1882.
by ehull
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Carbine Identification Egyptian?
Replies: 3
Views: 1008

Re: Carbine Identification Egyptian?

Photos of the assembled carbines, full length and both sides would be a help. It’s not clear what you are comparing between the two guns.
by ehull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington factory conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 1751

Re: Remington factory conversions

You might join RSA for the nominal fee, which includes 4 journals a year and access to lots of info, or look elsewhere on this website for purchasing back issues.
by ehull
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington factory conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 1751

Re: Remington factory conversions

The latest RSA journal, 2nd Qtr 2018, has a long article from the late Don Ware specifically on on these Navy large frame revolver conversions.
by ehull
Mon May 28, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: spanish rolling block scarf
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: spanish rolling block scarf

I know of no documentation that gives specific history on the “Remingthon” scarf, but the misspelling of the name and the depiction of the Spanish-made rifle indicate it is a Spanish government produced educational item. I have this and also have one in Swedish, designed by an identified Swedish off...
by ehull
Fri May 04, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington contract M1841 rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Remington contract M1841 rifle

A photo of the muzzle area would help a lot.
by ehull
Thu May 03, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington contract M1841 rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 919

Re: Remington contract M1841 rifle

As made originally, the barrels were browned. If yours was later altered to use a saber bayonet or socket bayonet, it is possible that the browning was removed because the current 1861 fashion was bright metal,
by ehull
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: krag
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: krag

This forum is not for Krag Rifles, only Remington products.