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by paul harm
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock
Replies: 5
Views: 501

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: 14
Views: 442

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: 5
Views: 501

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: 242

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: 242

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: 221

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: 221

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: 457

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: 457

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: 614

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: 614

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: 780

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: 780

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: 1049

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: 1049

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