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by dieNusse1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 AE forend photo request
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: 1894 AE forend photo request

I believe blued screw heads are correct.
by dieNusse1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 ejector takedown?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 1894 ejector takedown?

Hammers/firing pins in the early years were one piece. As I recall both the '94s and 1900s converted to hammers with separate firing pins about 1904-5. The early hammers have firing pins that are offset thus there are right and left barrel hammers. Also as a result of different action body sizes for...
by dieNusse1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 ejector takedown?
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: 1894 ejector takedown?

Yes it will. Not too hard to tear-down but shouldn't be necessary for a good clean/lubricate.
by dieNusse1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Waterfowl Hunt with your Vintage SxS
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: Waterfowl Hunt with your Vintage SxS

Question. Would steel shot be required? I'm not sure how our SxSs would hold up.
by dieNusse1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Problem with a model 31 pump
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Problem with a model 31 pump

When you say "dummy " shells, do they have the same weight and weight distribution as a live round? Or are you using snap caps?
by dieNusse1
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Restrortation of 31T
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Restrortation of 31T

Bachelder in Grand Rapids would be a place to start. mastergunmakers.com

616-459-3636
by dieNusse1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Michigan resources for Model 1882 SXS high grade 12 GA
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: Michigan resources for Model 1882 SXS high grade 12 GA

Wonderful find!! The 1882 was produced from 1882 until 1888 with some 16,000 guns produced. In 1888, E. Remington went bankrupt and was reformed as Remington Arms Co. As a result, all prior hammer dbl models were discontinued and the 1889 was introduced. The 1889 was the last hammer gun produced by ...
by dieNusse1
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Stupid Question

I agree. Which of course raises a second question. Formulae found in loading tables call for a given weight of shot. The question is that since most loaders measure by volume how much difference in weight, if any, is there between a volume of #8 shot verus an equal volume of #4? I assume that #8 wou...
by dieNusse1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Date my Remington Whitmore

Paul - I've always been warned about using loading equipment when loading BP due to possible static buildup resulting in a discharge and then BOOM.

I do use a MEC but take the hull off and use a hand dipper for powder. Comment?
by dieNusse1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Stupid Question

I've heard that the only stupid question is the one not asked so here goes. There is limited loading data for sabots and slugs in general. Assuming that either a rifled or smooth bore deer barrel is used is there any reason to believe there is any difference in pressures developed whether equal weig...
by dieNusse1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 1873

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

To NO DEAR - I'm always looking for suitable loads for my early Remingtons and I'd like to try yours. You posted your "recipe" but did not indicate which hull you used. Can you please supply?

Thanks in advance,
by dieNusse1
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 6
Views: 804

Re: Date my Remington Whitmore

If the gun has been checked and is safe I'd go ahead and have a bit of fun. I normally use brass shells as they are easy to reload and last forever. The rule of thumb is an equal VOLUMN of BP to shot. I use 11 gauge wads in the 12 gauge brass shells. Plastic hulls work as well but won't last as long...
by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: VERY EARLY WINGMASTER 870 STD. DEER GUN
Replies: 3
Views: 404

Re: VERY EARLY WINGMASTER 870 STD. DEER GUN

The 870 was introduced about 1951 and since then some 11 million have been placed in service. We normally don't provide valuations since condition is so important. However since yours seems to be NIB I would say it would be worth $400 more or less. Although NIB, it does have wear and damage and I do...
by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: request date of shipping Remington Model 1889
Replies: 3
Views: 897

Re: request date of shipping Remington Model 1889

Your '89 was made in 1901. I don't believe shipping records still exist.
by dieNusse1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 2632

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

My first guess would be to look at 44 S&W brass also known as the 44 Russian. I don't know how available the 44 S&W is but the 44 S&W Special is a longer version of the 44 S&W and could be cut down and used. However, you may want to make a cast of the chamber to get a better idea. Good luck and enjoy.