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by aardq
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Smoot Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Smoot Parts

Hi USN, Buying a plated gun and have the needed parts blued would cost money, and the re-blue wouldn't match the rest of the gun. No improvement in value. You'd be better off getting the parts stripped and leave them at that, at least the gun would be complete. Still no improvement in value, just co...
by aardq
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Smoot Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 144

Re: Smoot Parts

Hello USN, Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Smoot parts are hard to find. Most collectors will use a gun like yours as a parts gun and use it for the parts they need. If you gun is a blued one, the real problem you'll have is the ejector rod. There are very few blue Smoots and to get a blued ...
by aardq
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington model 33
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Remington model 33

I don't know if the U has any special significance, by Remington used a U to mark some of the parts on Civil War rifles and muskets. Not all Rems have been marked with a U, so I'll just post this guess, and hope the real experts jump in and educate all of us.
Dan
by aardq
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington model 33
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Remington model 33

Oops! That should be Oct of 1934.
Sorry about that.
Dan
by aardq
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington model 33
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Remington model 33

The rifle appears to have the date code, E C, which would mean May, 1934.
Dan
by aardq
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Smoot model 4 pearl grips
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Smoot model 4 pearl grips

Sorry for your accident. And even sorrier to say that while there have been a few that repaired the faux ivory grips, I haven't heard of anyone that can repair the MOP grips. On the good side, all the Smoots have the same grips, so if you find a No2 or other Smoot, the grips will fit your gun. Hopef...
by aardq
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Early Double Derringer
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: Early Double Derringer

Hello again Oldfoto, There were 4 models of DD made, with 13 variations spread through the 4 models. A total of about 120,000 DDs were made from 1866 to 1935. Your DD is a first model, second variation. There were about 1600 of this model and variation made. The first variation was 100 guns marked, ...
by aardq
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Hello To All
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Hello To All

Hi Phil,

Greetings and welcome from another Misguided Child. Caution, I have the dreaded disease, RAS, (Remington Acquisition Syndrome), and it is contagious! ; ) . Specialty is pre-1899 pistols.

Enjoy the forum, a lot of info on this site, and a lot of great people.
Dan
by aardq
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted

There were a lot of conversions done by a lot of gunsmiths and I have seen many different ways of converting Rem revolvers. In fact, I collect unusual conversions of Rem revolvers. I have 2 New Model Armies that have been converted to single shots with a rectangular block used as a chamber. I also h...
by aardq
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Remington New Army 36 Calibre (I Think)
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: 1858 Remington New Army 36 Calibre (I Think)

Hi Chuck, The gun is a New Model, and if the muzzle is too rusted to determine the caliber, measure the barrel from the cylinder face to the muzzle. A Navy is 7 1/2" while an Army is 8 3/8". There is a question on the serial number. If the gun is a Navy, then 1274 was made in July of 1861 and would ...
by aardq
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Remington 1858

Hi Jmcdonald, The L mark could be military acceptance marks, but they are in unusual positions. There doesn't appear to be the final acceptance mark, the oval cartouche in the left grip which indicates military use, but the grips could have been replaced. Bottom line is that the best that can be sai...
by aardq
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Help identifying a revolver

Hi Old foto, It appears to be a New Model Navy. If the serial is 28684, it was made in July of 1864. The single letters stamped on some parts are inspector's mark which means that this gun was martially used. The serial will also be on the tab of the trigger gun. There should be an oval cartouche wi...
by aardq
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 95
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Model 95

Looking at your pic, and at one of my DDs, I'd say that the vertical pin position is correct. There isn't a lot of difference from the top and bottom positions. But from your pic, the pin looks like it doesn't protrude far enough for a good primer strike. Checked 2 guns and both pin protrude .055" o...
by aardq
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Could anyone tell me ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2056

Re: Could anyone tell me ?

The model 95s were made 1922 and later. Before the model number they were just Double Derringers. The early DDs had wood grips, and during production of the "two line" guns the hard rubber grips became the standard. Offhand I don't find the name of any dealers that have the rubber grips. The rubber ...
by aardq
Sun May 26, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: This old gun.
Replies: 2
Views: 418

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