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by aardq
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Remington Revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: 1858 Remington Revolver

Hi Nate,

Now you have a good idea that the gun was a government purchase. The number on the trigger guard tab is on the inside, so the TG must be removed. The inspector's cartouche on the left grip often is worn away. Since it's a 44, it just had it's 127th birthday! :wink:

Dan
by aardq
Sun May 31, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Remington Revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: 1858 Remington Revolver

Hi Nate, Welcome to the RSA forum. What caliber is the gun? If 44, it is a New Model Army, aka, model 1863, and was made in May of 1863. If it is a 36 caliber, it is a New Model Navy, and was made in Sept. of 1863. The two models were numbered separately. The Army had a slightly longer barrel, and f...
by aardq
Wed May 27, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: picture test
Replies: 11
Views: 170

Re: picture test

Congratulations Cloverleaf! You have passed your picture posting test. Job well done. Very nice 75 too. :)
by aardq
Sat May 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal

Hi, I thought that Rem went to batch numbers about 16,000, when they were done with the Egyptian contract. Hopefully Bill T will join in and give us the straight info. The gun at Morphy's has the early trigger, and the ejector housing isn't rebated. Bill will have to tell us about this. The gun has ...
by aardq
Thu May 21, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Army antique status
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Remington New Army antique status

Hi Gary,

Your New Model Army revolver was made in March of 1864. You shouldn't have any trouble taking in into Canada since it is not in firing condition. The serial number will also be on the bottom of the left grip frame, and the trigger guard tab.

Good luck,
Dan
by aardq
Fri May 15, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 when manufactured and Bone grips
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Remington 1875 when manufactured and Bone grips

Hi John, You've ID'ed all the pertinent features, so you probably know that all the 44-40s were batch numbered. As a result, there is no way to know when it was made. There is no record of specific points where we can say that in 188_ they went to the blade sight. Or, in 188_ they began marking the ...
by aardq
Sun May 10, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington Arms Company Archives/Historical Records
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Remington Arms Company Archives/Historical Records

No it is not. There is some material, but it is very little. Rem Arms took over from the bankrupt E. Rem & Sons, and around the turn of the 20th century, they quit paying for the storage facility had probably held the records. So, nothing like Colt, Winchester and many other companies.
by aardq
Tue May 05, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Colt 1914 Government Model .45 ACP British/Canadian shipped to Remington/UMCMarkings
Replies: 6
Views: 589

Re: Colt 1914 Government Model .45 ACP British/Canadian shipped to Remington/UMCMarkings

While I’m far from an expert, I have picked up a few bits of knowledge along the way, so I’ll start the guessing on this gun. First off, you probably already know that the C serial means it is a commercial gun. Then and now, gun companies buy products from other companies, just to find out what the ...
by aardq
Fri May 01, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 910

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

To your question of relining vs re-boring. Relining is when a rifled liner is inserted into the old bbl. This always means that the old bbl will have to be bored out to fit the outside diameter of the reline tube. As said above, a re-line only affects the bore, not the chamber Re boring is when the ...
by aardq
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 910

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Does Numirch still offer the 45-70 barrels? How about E. R. Shaw for a bbl? They have a wide selection of bbls in several different contours, and lengths to your order. They also fit their bbls to your action, and they may sell, and install a bbl for you, in your caliber of choice. They may be the b...
by aardq
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: How to tell the old from the new R-51
Replies: 0
Views: 703

How to tell the old from the new R-51

Rem released the R-51 and discovered there were problems. They updated the design and released the "new" R-51. Does anyone know how to tell the difference between the two variations of the R-51? Anything that is visible? A change in the serial numbers?

Thanks,
Daniel
by aardq
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Calling Rolling Block Experts
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Calling Rolling Block Experts

In reply to an above post about Shuyler, Hartley, and Graham being the largest distributor of Rem guns. They better be! They were the consortium, with Marcus Hartley as the head, that took over the bankrupt E Remington & Sons in 1888, and reformed it into Remington Arms Co. In other words, they were...
by aardq
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS
Replies: 24
Views: 10371

Re: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS

Scrolling through this post on the Belt models, Henry II said that not many riders were made. Jim hasn't replied with numbers, but I have helped him collect info, and what he has found are serials up to 10022. That is almost 2x what most people though was the total made. Another surprising result is...
by aardq
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references

Hi Clay, Yup, that bbl is cut! The muzzle isn't properly crowned so it is obvious that it was cut. But, you're right that the front sight was re-installed very skillfully, to the point of looking like a factory installation. Have fun and enjoy your gun. Please let us know how you did making the cart...
by aardq
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references

Hello Again Clay, Yes, there are a few, very few "short" barrel 75s, and most are done by the factory, but some were done by gunsmiths. There is no way to know for sure, but check the front sight. On a cut barrel, the sight will have to be removed first, and then installed on the cut barrel. Unless ...