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by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: request date of shipping Remington Model 1889
Replies: 3
Views: 390

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: 17
Views: 1257

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.
by dieNusse1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

I assume the load for a C&B pistol would be the same for a cartridge load. For a 44 cal. C&B load I use about 22 - 28 gr and 15 - 20 gr. for 36 cal. depending on the weapon. The load does affect accuracy so bit of experimentation may be needed. In both cases I use FFFG. As far as BP substitutes I've...
by dieNusse1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

I assume there are loading manuals available in France that will provide the information you need to produce low pressure loads. Here, many powder and bullet manufacturers publish recommendations which usually include pressure and velocity data.
by dieNusse1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

The '89s were advertised as being suitable for the smokeless powders of the day. That being said, many of us do hand load low pressure rounds. I keep mine below 5000 psia. In any event, you may want to have your '89 checked by a knowledgeable smith before loading rounds. On the other hand shooting B...
by dieNusse1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

Well that's a real bummer. I don't know how French customs would treat a package marked "antique shotgun part".
by dieNusse1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 19
Views: 1060

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

If interested I have a 32" grade 3 barrel (243704) of 1904 vintage. Left barrel stamped 41 or almost Full while right is stamped 25 or IM. Reseacher is correct - have a qualified smith check the weapon before firing. The '04 barrel was made well within the smokeless era and many of us still shoot lo...
by dieNusse1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted

First, as to ammo I would stick to BP loads.

Restoration? The pistol appears to be in good mechanical condition and safe to fire. I think the cost to restore it would be excessive. I'd enjoy it as is but you may want to consult with Turnbull or others to get an estimate.

Good luck and enjoy!
by dieNusse1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted

If, as you insist, this is not a conversion, why did Remington retain the frame loading cutout?
by dieNusse1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Remington New Army 36 Calibre (I Think)
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: 1858 Remington New Army 36 Calibre (I Think)

Nice find. Too bad it's not in shooting condition. Army models were usually 44 Cal while Navy models were 36 Cal.
by dieNusse1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1889 choke determination
Replies: 2
Views: 563

Re: Model 1889 choke determination

Remington would usually stamp three character numbers on the lugs to indicate degree of choke. If only two numbers are stamped a leading 3 is assumed. Remington used a load of 1 1/4 oz of #8 shot (511 pellets) to target a 30" circle at 40 yds. So divide your stamped number by 511 and you will have t...
by dieNusse1
Tue May 28, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: 1889 Remington double barrel shotgun hammer and two hammer screws
Replies: 6
Views: 2046

Re: 1889 Remington double barrel shotgun hammer and two hammer screws

What is your question or issue? Can't tell from your post.
by dieNusse1
Sat May 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 24
Views: 2092

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

English style stocks were offered with both Trap and Pigeon grades. All others grades had standard pistol grip style(s) stocks unless special ordered from the factory. If there is no safety you have a Pigeon grade with single trigger added. If there is a safety, it's a CEO. In addition to the missin...
by dieNusse1
Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1889 10 gauge
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: 1889 10 gauge

Try Garland Jackson at 330-669-2138. He should be able to help.
by dieNusse1
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Old & rusted-up Remington bolt action rifle
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Re: Old & rusted-up Remington bolt action rifle

Without more information, I'd say it appears to be a sporterized Arisaka type 38.