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by dieNusse1
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1889 shotgun in great cond.
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Remington 1889 shotgun in great cond.

The grade of '89s is stamped across from the SN on the water table. The '89 was offered off-the-shelf in three grades -- #1 - decarbonized steel barrels, #2 - twist steel and #3 - Damascus steel barrels. In addition the wood quality improved as the grades progressed. None of these grades had any eng...
by dieNusse1
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1889
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Remington Model 1889

Yes, special order would be needed. If this was the case the barrels would be stamped in a similar manner and also be stamped 1 & 2. Many times guns were returned to Ilion to have a second barrel fitted. In this case the stamping might not be as similar. In any case the degree of choke should be sta...
by dieNusse1
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1889
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Remington Model 1889

I would say that it is not common for 2 barrel sets leaving the factory at the same time especially for lower grade guns. Off the shelf the '89 came in three grades based on barrel material. Lowest grade was Grade 1 and came with decarbonized steel barrels. Grade 2 with twist steel and Grade 3 came ...
by dieNusse1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 AE forend photo request
Replies: 9
Views: 554

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: 10
Views: 404

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: 10
Views: 404

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: 395

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: 313

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: 2
Views: 609

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: 5
Views: 615

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: 557

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: 886

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: 557

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: 2005

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: 886

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...