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by dieNusse1
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Shotshell loader
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Shotshell loader

I know this is a bit off subject but ------ I just bought 18 loaders. Most were various MECs, Pacifics and Texans. There is one unknown. The molded rubber handle says Super Jet. I googled it and there was one produced by Lachmiller in the '60s but it operates in a linear fashion while this one uses ...
by dieNusse1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Needing some assistance please
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Needing some assistance please

It would be helpful to indicate the model of gun involved. For example, S/N 314196 could be for a Model 1900 SxS shotgun made in 1901.
by dieNusse1
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Owner of a Model 1900 serial No. 328143
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Owner of a Model 1900 serial No. 328143

Your 1900 was built about mid 1902. The K stands for K grade while the D indicates it has Damascus barrels. The absence of an E (as in KED) means your 1900 has extractors rather than ejectors. The symbols /// and P are somewhat unknown. There should be numbers stamped on the barrel lugs which indica...
by dieNusse1
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: I recently acquired an 1871 Rolling Block
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: I recently acquired an 1871 Rolling Block

There are so many variations of this gun. To help, we need photos & S/N plus any other additional info you can provide (caliber, type of casing etc.).
by dieNusse1
Sat May 09, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 141 in 35 rem. loads
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: 141 in 35 rem. loads

What weight variation do you observe? I use a RCBS measure with good results. However if I want extremely consistent results the powder for each round is weighed.
by dieNusse1
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Newly Aquired Model 11
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Newly Aquired Model 11

What's wrong with it? If it's not a higher grade it's most likely not worth the effort unless there some family or other sentimental value. I'd just clean/lub it and enjoy.
by dieNusse1
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Newly Aquired Model 11
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: Newly Aquired Model 11

Should be safe to shoot but you may want to have it checked by a smith to make sure. Ammo? Depends on what you want to do. Trap? Skeet? Rabbits? ???
by dieNusse1
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1889 shotgun in great cond.
Replies: 4
Views: 542

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: 350

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: 350

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: 867

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: 834

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: 834

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: 597

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: 513

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?