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by aardq
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: IFS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Smoot #2
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Smoot #2

Hi Jim,
Are you selling the blue Smoot? If so, how much?
Thanks,
Dan
by aardq
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model 1858 Different S/N
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: New Model 1858 Different S/N

Hi Dauphin, Welcome to the RSA site. The serials were both made in Jan., 1865. My guess is that the bbl was damaged and replaced, but you would think if that were the case, that the frame number would be lower than the bbl number. It is also possible that the frame failed inspection, and it was scra...
by aardq
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Hi Nodakr,

You might try Buffalo Arms for BP loads. Slug the bore, and measure the cylinder length to get the OAL of the cartridge, and go from there. The original factory conversions were in 44 Colt, so a cut down 44 spec case should work.
Good luck and let us know how it shoots.
Dan
by aardq
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Hi Clay, While we wait for Bill's expertise, I can help with the numbers. Both numbers were made in May of 1863. It is possible that for some reason the bbl failed inspection, and another bbl was screwed into the frame. That's just a guess. What is the number on the trigger guard tab? If it matches ...
by aardq
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help identifying New Army revolver
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Help identifying New Army revolver

An idea for your shadow box would be to find a cartridge for the gun and make it part of the display. If you want to make it inert, just drill a small hole into the side of the case. dump the powder and squirt WD-40 into the case. That will kill the primer, and any residual powder. Once finished, po...
by aardq
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Just throwing out a guess here, and agree with an above poster, that this started out as a rifle and was later converted. The reason I think this, is that the barrel is part octagon, and part round. I've never seen and octagon, or part octagon shotgun barrel. There's my guess, what's your's? ; )
by aardq
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Autoloading Gun Year
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Remington Autoloading Gun Year

Not a shotgun guy, but try this part of the RSA site. Good luck.
https://www.remingtonsociety.org/manufacture-dates/
by aardq
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help identifying New Army revolver
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Help identifying New Army revolver

The serial number Is on the tab of the trigger guard, the part that fits into the frame.
Dan
by aardq
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Model Pocket Revolver cartridge conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Remington New Model Pocket Revolver cartridge conversions

Hi Rem1858, Rem converted, or made conversion versions of all their percussion models beginning in 1873 when the Rollin White patent finally ended. Before that they did make conversions of some models, but every manufacturer had to wait until the courts ruled on the White patent. After Remington was...
by aardq
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - No barrel address
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Remington 1875 - No barrel address

Sorry for the mis-info on serial location. Don't know why I thought that. Bill is right on the locations.
Dan
by aardq
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - No barrel address
Replies: 9
Views: 549

Re: Remington 1875 - No barrel address

Hi Pbrowne, No bbl address may or may not be a concern. Without seeing some pic of the bbl there is no way to know if the bbl wasn't marked, or if it was buffed off. If not marked it's no big deal. Unusual, but not that important. If it has been buffed off, then the value drops. Do the serial number...
by aardq
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: New Member from AZ
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: New Member from AZ

Agree with Chuck, a cut down carbine. It will be interesting to find out what caliber it is.
Dan
by aardq
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 New Model
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Remington 1858 New Model

Hi Hutch, The date is merely a patent date and has nothing to do when it was made. There are a very few records that list where the guns were shipped and even a few that will have the initial unit given the gun. If your gun is a 44, it was made in May, 1863. If your gun is a 36, it was made in March...
by aardq
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Smoot Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 325

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: 325

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 ...