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by aardq
Sun May 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: This old gun.
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: This old gun.

Hi Harvey,

That is a New Model Army, made in March, 1864. No cartouche or inspector’s marks are visible so it’s probably a civilian gun. I'd leave it as it and hang it on a wall. It's just too old and rusted (weakened) to shoot.
Dan
by aardq
Thu May 02, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Las Vegas, Denver....favorite antique gun show?
Replies: 4
Views: 382

Re: Las Vegas, Denver....favorite antique gun show?

AZMike, When and where shall we meet in Denver?
by aardq
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Rem 51 .380 on GB serial # 695
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Rem 51 .380 on GB serial # 695

Still thee at $531. My understanding is that bbls and mags weren't caliber marked until the 32 was introduced. If so, then the 2 mags with this gun are not original to this gun, but made several years later. Still factory mags.
by aardq
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 51 letter code
Replies: 14
Views: 1400

Re: Model 51 letter code

Many 51s have an anchor stamp on the trigger guard. That is the mark of Rem inspector Frank Anchor, so not all inspector marks are initials.
by aardq
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Need help with Remington 1875
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Need help with Remington 1875

It appears to be all original and all the same gun as opposed to being a parts gun. You have to remove the ejector assembly to see the number on the bbl bottom. The 44 on the frame means that it is a 44-40, but use only black powder if you decide to shoot it. Not even the "black powder substitutes" ...
by aardq
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 144xxx Project
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: 144xxx Project

Good luck and have fun with your project. don't forget to post pic when it's done.

Dan
by aardq
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Need help with Remington 1875
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Need help with Remington 1875

By the way, that is probably a batch number, not a serial number. What caliber?
by aardq
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Need help with Remington 1875
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Need help with Remington 1875

Hi Arizonian,

Can't hep with the markings other than the serial. Hopefully one of our 75 experts will jump in with the answer. No marking on the bbl makes me think that it is a replacement. The serial looks like an upside down 81. Check the tab on the trigger guard for the serial.

Good luck,
Dan
by aardq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1858
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Model 1858

Scotty,

The internal parts are available. Is the cylinder stop missing, or is the spring missing? Visual inspection should tell you.

Dan
by aardq
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1858
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Model 1858

Hi King Shamus, ; ) Scotty has the pistol in question. By the serial number, your pistol is a New Model Army and according to Ware, the gun was made in March, 1864. As with Scotty's gun, if it was a US owned gun there will be an oval cartouche in the left grip with the inspector's initials. Also the...
by aardq
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1858
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Model 1858

Hi Scotty, Thanks for the photos. That's in nice condition. Forgot to tell you that the gun is a New Model Army. I can't see any inspector's marks, nor a cartouche on the left grip panel. The pencil number on the inside of the grip panels should be the last 3 or 4 digits of the serial number. Often ...
by aardq
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1858
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Model 1858

Hi Scotty, Welcome to the forum. Pictures are always better, but may not be needed this time. The serial indicates that it was made in March 1865. If it was accepted by the US, there will be a single letter, inspector's mark on the bbl, frame, and loading lever. It will also have an oval cartouche w...
by aardq
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: NEWBY NEEDS ASSISTANCE
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: NEWBY NEEDS ASSISTANCE

Have to agree with wolfman that the only thing Remington this gun is the action. Most of the kits had octagon bbls, but there are bbl makers that have round bbls for the rolling block action.

Check for serial numbers under the wood on the tangs. Have fun and enjoy it.
Dan
by aardq
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 95(?) Information
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Re: Model 95(?) Information

EN would indicate a shipping date of Oct., 1922.
by aardq
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Early Serial Number New Model Army??
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Early Serial Number New Model Army??

It looks like a New Model Army with the bbl cut down. The serial is under the left grip panel at the bottom of the frame, on the bottom flat of the bbl, and also found on the tab of the trigger guard.