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by aardq
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Model Pocket Revolver cartridge conversions
Replies: 2
Views: 126

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: 413

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: 413

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: 179

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: 96

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: 214

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: 214

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: 220

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: 220

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: 220

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: 78

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: 140

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: 109

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: 10
Views: 592

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: 191

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 ...