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by aardq
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS
Replies: 29
Views: 14515

Re: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS

Hi Henry, It depends on what you call successful. Granted there were only about 5,000 DAs and 5000 SAs, so compared to CW production, a small run. The SAs were made well into the 1880s, so there was a market for them. The DAs don't appear in any catalogs after the 1877 catalog. By then, Rem was more...
by aardq
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS
Replies: 29
Views: 14515

Re: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS

Hi Henry, Ya made me go check my Rider. It cocks in SA just like any other SA revolver. There is no "rest" or hesitation of any kind. The pull isn't real smooth, actually a bit stiff, but it isn't what I'd consider a real hard pull. All the early DAs had somewhat fragile actions. Exhibit A is the Co...
by aardq
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: IFS / Pre - 1899
Topic: shotguns for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: shotguns for sale

Hi Paul,

You'll get a wider audience if you post this in the Want ads section of the RSA Journal. Ads for members are free.

Good luck with your sale.
Dan
by aardq
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Manufacture Date
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help with Manufacture Date

Hi George,

Barrel length is nominal, and not always exact. They may vary by 1/8", or even by 1/4". Rem wasn't going to scrape a barrel just because it was a little shorter than normal.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Daniel
by aardq
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Surge in Prices?
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: Surge in Prices?

There is no way to know if any increase in prices is due to a rising collector value, or a result of all the panic buying that's happening. We'll have a better idea in a year or so.

Daniel
by aardq
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Sept 14 1856 revolver
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Sept 14 1856 revolver

Hi BG 28, It appears that you have a New Model Army or Navy. If it’s 36 it’s a Navy Model, and was made in Feb. 1864. If it’s a 44, it’s an Army Model, was made in May of 1863The serial should also be on the underside of the barrel, and on the tab of the trigger guard. The initials on the frame and ...
by aardq
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Manufacture Date
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help with Manufacture Date

Hi again, Forgot to tell you that your serial is for a New Model Navy, not an 1861, or as they are also called, an Elliot model, or Old Model Navy. Not many 1861s were made between the end of the Beals production, and the start of the New Model production. We need pic to determine which model you ha...
by aardq
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Manufacture Date
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Help with Manufacture Date

Hi George, Welcome to the crazy world of Remmies. Pictures always make it easier to help with questions. The 44 pistols were called Army revolvers regardless of who bought them or who they were issued to. The 36s, like yours are called Navy revolvers. Your pistol raises questions. First check the ot...
by aardq
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Yet another New Model 1858 question
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Yet another New Model 1858 question

Hi Hawthorne, Barrels can be cut. Navy Models are 36 caliber, Armies are 44. I disagree with Billt on the date. According to Don Ware’s book, 16554 would have been made in Aug 1862. Probably a typo on Bill’s part, he is just too accurate to make a mistake like this. Sometimes Rem stamped the number ...
by aardq
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 information.
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Remington 1858 information.

Hi Txodm, Here is the reply from the expert on Mexican Remmies. It sounds like you have a real mystery gun. Daniel [i]"You say those numbers are on a Percussion New Model Army? I don’t know what the marks mean, but I don’t believe they’re Mexican." "To my knowledge, there are no documented foreign N...
by aardq
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Yes, I can see that it's a $3 per case saving, but how much did the annealing machine cost? What if you don't have a lathe to cut cases? How long does it take to turn 10-15 cases into the new caliber? As you said, "It takes a lot of time." It's all relative to each person's situation, funds, and tim...
by aardq
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 information.
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Remington 1858 information.

Hi Txodm, It may be a Mexican mark, but it's not the usual mark. R d M. I can't tell what the circular mark is. The other Mexican mark on guns, is a liberty cap, but I don't see one in your pic. Sent the marks off to a fellow collector more familiar with Mexican marks. Will post his reply. Interesti...
by aardq
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

This is a very interesting, and an educational thread. Having read the whole thread, my one comment now is simply, buy the cases already reformed! Yes, they do cost a few dollars, but I know what I value my labor at, and making these cases is very time consuming, not to mention the need for an annea...
by aardq
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: 1911 A1
Replies: 1
Views: 200

Re: 1911 A1

Hi RJC,

It all depends on what you are looking for. They were made by the typewriter company, Remington-Rand, not the gun maker, Remington Arms. Made for a few years during WW2, with the barrels made by High Standard. It isn't one of the rarer 1911A1s made.
Daniel
by aardq
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 17
Views: 933

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Hi Dr. Bill, While I don't have access to my library right now, once you get into the odd ball and obsolete cartridges you are at the mercy of the specialty dealers. Start by getting a copy of Frank Barnes book: "Cartridges of the World." A wealth of info including some loading data and cartridge di...