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by aardq
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Double Derringer Address Lines
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Double Derringer Address Lines

Hi Eric, Just confirming what the Admin, David told you. The short lines were the first of the Rem Arms Co made, and the only variation that was sequentially serial numbered. All other variations were batch numbered, and the batch sizes varied, so there is no hard, fast rule on these variations. I w...
by aardq
Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:08 am
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Double Derringer Address Lines
Replies: 9
Views: 535

Re: Double Derringer Address Lines

Hi Ecne, Welcome to the rabbit hole. The most important thing to look for in the DDs is the barrel hinge. They crack easily from having the bbls being closed by just flipping the gun with the wrist. Often you need a magnifying glass to check for cracks. Most collectors won't buy a DD with cracked hi...
by aardq
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - Need help to rate finish
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Remington 1875 - Need help to rate finish

Hi again Maxi,

If you have photoshop, full or elements, or another photo processing program, open the photos of the gun and use the tools to lighten the photo. You can then see the condition much better.

Daniel
by aardq
Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:45 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - Need help to rate finish
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Remington 1875 - Need help to rate finish

Hi Maxi, Correct on the two methods of "guessing" if the bbl is cut. The short 75s are considered by most collectors, to be made in the later production of the 44-40s, so it's most likely that one in 44 rem is cut. How is the price, high because a short bbl is rare? Or more "reasonable" due to it's ...
by aardq
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:00 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - Need help to rate finish
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Remington 1875 - Need help to rate finish

Hi Maxi555, It is very hard to impossible to tell the condition of a finish in a photo. It really needs an in person inspection to tell what is good finish, and what is fading finish, and what looks OK maybe be patina, or discoloration, or touch up. It almost always requires inspection in good light...
by aardq
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Looking at a rolling block for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 684

Re: Looking at a rolling block for sale

I wouldn't trust any RB in 308, or for that matter, in any modern caliber. Even though the caliber may be the same as modern guns, they are not! Modern loads are too hot for these old guns. The RBs and older guns never had their bbls heat treated, or made out of "modern" steel. The same for the firs...
by aardq
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Researching SN and info for my 1st purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Researching SN and info for my 1st purchase

PS. Posting links to show members what you are talking about isn't against the rules. Asking if its worth the asking price is frowned upon.
Daniel
by aardq
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Researching SN and info for my 1st purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Researching SN and info for my 1st purchase

Hi Johnny, Serial 91,074 would have been made in Aug, 1864. NMA serial numbers. Starting about Sept or Oct of 1864, the US decided that it had meet it’s current needs, and most of the production after that was stored for further use. Not all, but most. NMA serials 20,000 to 101,200 were made and acc...
by aardq
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Help dating a family heirloom??
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: Help dating a family heirloom??

Hi Eeyore,

Is it possible that the barrel was replaced? Maybe original bbl damaged, and gunsmith had a take off bbl in his shop? Just a wild guess.

Good luck in your search,
Daniel
by aardq
Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Rolling Block Pistol
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Help with Rolling Block Pistol

Hi David, You might try www.dixiegunworks.com, or www.rollingblockparts.com/ for the extractor. Here’s what a RB rifle collector sent me about your gun. [i] “I believe it started "life" as a Number 2 rifle action since the Remington company/patent identification is located on the now reshaped top ta...
by aardq
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Rolling Block Pistol
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Help with Rolling Block Pistol

Hi Dave, Again, I am far from a RB expert. I can identify a RB, and only a little more than that. My guess is that this is a Remington, Model 18?? RB firearm. First, there is nothing in the book about the tang length being so drastically different. Second, all RB pistols, both military and commercia...
by aardq
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Researching SN and info for my 1st purchase
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Researching SN and info for my 1st purchase

Hi Johnny, Welcome to the wacky world of Remingtons! In the world of gun collecting, condition is everything. You're always better off to buy an 80% gun than a 60% one. Having said that, buy what you like, in the best condition that you can afford. Your NMA was made in March 1864. The BH cartouche i...
by aardq
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Is this a real gun?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Is this a real gun?

Hi Mat, The biggest reason not to give any value, is that without having gun in hand, all you can go by is the photos, and make a guess. Photos have been known to lie, and the quality of photos varies. It's often easy to spot a refinish when in hand, and all but impossible from a photo. Just too man...
by aardq
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Is this a real gun?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Is this a real gun?

Hi Matt, Remington's production process is a problem. The made items, put them in bins, and left them until needed. Initially, the stamp, "New Model" was added to the end of the second line. At some point the stamp became the third line. It is very likely that 2-line New Model barrels were assembled...
by aardq
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1863 Remington New Army .44 with grip notches
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: 1863 Remington New Army .44 with grip notches

Well Matt,

There is a $5 fine for using the "C" word in this forum. For each and every use! Send your $10 fine money to the RSA Treasurer. Be warned, if you persist in using the "C" word, the fine will be increased!! ; )

Daniel