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by ehull
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1871 new york militia rolling block????
Replies: 16
Views: 555

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: 16
Views: 555

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: 3869

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: 838

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: 856

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: 1359

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: 1359

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: 770

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: 790

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: 790

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: 723

Re: krag

This forum is not for Krag Rifles, only Remington products.
by ehull
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine

Dick, If you can find the ad, that would be great. Since the forestocks were "loose," that might indicate that the carbines had been disassembled and remanufactured into something else, probably by Hartley & Graham or some such firm. Since nothing potentially useful was ever discarded, the forearms ...
by ehull
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine

Dick,
I think you're remembering the M1867 Navy carbine forends with cartouche -- and Dixie used to have lots of them as well. They were surplus after Whitney altered the Navy carbines to .43 Spanish rifles for Hartley & Graham.
by ehull
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine

Matt, I, too, have such a project carbine: I have a mint condition frame, a few parts, wrong TG plate, no wood. From what I can tell, the Sharps bar is correct, and mine almost fits but the cylindrical end is too long to fit completely into the shallower hole in the frame. But that is easy to remedy...
by ehull
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: KM Receivers
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: KM Receivers

George Layman's analysis is based on the records of receipts that were published in Pierre Lorain's old book: 9202 rifles. The actual shipping records, from Remington, show that all 15,000 rifles on the Greek contract were sent to France.
So, we need a different answer on the KM rifles.