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by Researcher
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Remington Advertising
Topic: Remington Model 10 Target & Trap
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Remington Model 10 Target & Trap

During 1920, in order to spin off debt and excess capacity from The Great War, a new company, Remington Arms Co., Inc., was formed and The Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Co., Inc. was dissolved in August. The new Model 10T "Target" Grade appears in the first Remington Arms Co., Inc. catalog...
by Researcher
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Remington Advertising
Topic: Remington Model 10 Target & Trap
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Remington Model 10 T Trap Gun

From the introduction of the Remington Repeating Shotgun, the No. 3 was the "Trap" Grade. Shown here in in the 1908-9 Remington Arms Co. catalog -- Remington Repeating Shotgun 1908-09.jpg and a 1910 pocket catalog -- Model 1908 from 1910 pocket catalogue.jpg In 1911, Marcellus Hartley Dodge combined...
by Researcher
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 11 Manufacturing Date
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Model 11 Manufacturing Date

it appears to have been manufactured between June 31, 1942 - August 1, 1943 based on other serial numbers I looked at. Doubt you can get any closer than that. I would think the barrel date code should be AMM not AM? A = March, MM = 1943 M = 1921 I guess there could have been a 1921 vintage CYL barr...
by Researcher
Fri May 31, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31a 12 guage
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Model 31a 12 guage

Well, it appears some think the low serial number is worth quite a premium --

https://www.gunsinternational.com/guns- ... =101233239
by Researcher
Thu May 30, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31a 12 guage
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Model 31a 12 guage

In my estimation, this is one of those rare times when the Blue Book is right on.
by Researcher
Thu May 30, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31a 12 guage
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Model 30 12 guage

The 501 is the serial number. According to the old Remington Arms Co., Inc. factory ledger, the Model 31 receiver with serial number 501 was put in work between 5 and 10 July 1931. Here is a Model 31 ad from the June 1931 issue of Field & Stream -- Model 31 ad June 1931 Field & Stream.jpg and an...
by Researcher
Wed May 29, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

Looks like the barrels were originally stamped 2 7/8 but the stampings have been somewhat polished away in prep for the one, or more, rebluings those barrels have had. Can you measure the chambers and see how deep they are? While I have saved pictures of barrels with the 2 3/4 and 2 7/8 stampings, I...
by Researcher
Tue May 28, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

Doc, thanks for adding the historical back ground. In that the reports for the 1898 GAH say Fulford used 3-inch UMC TRAP shells, it would be great if the OP posted a picture of the bottom of the barrels to see if this gun was chambered for long shells. Here is how Remington Arms Co. marked their gun...
by Researcher
Sun May 26, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

English style stocks were offered with both Trap and Pigeon grades. Charles Semmer used the term Pigeon Grade in his book, but in the two 1902 Remington Arms Co. catalogs that list them, it is Pigeon Gun -- Pigeon Gun first 1902 Remington Arms Co. catalog.jpeg Pigeon Gun second 1902 Remington Arms ...
by Researcher
Sat May 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

All others grades had standard pistol grip style(s) stocks unless special ordered from the factory. That is a hard statement to back up. From the introduction of the Remington Hammerless Double in the October 1894 Remington Arms Co. catalog through the 1901 Remington Arms Co. catalogs they only pic...
by Researcher
Sat May 25, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

The missing joint check means the ejectors are doing all the work of extracting and ejecting the fired case. The joint check will push on the ejector stems to do the initial extraction, loosening the case, allowing the ejector to then kick it much farther.
by Researcher
Sat May 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?
Replies: 18
Views: 408

Re: Pigeon Gun ? or Trap Gun ?

The gun is marked as a C quality gun, and has Ordnance Steel barrels, so probably a CEO-Grade. E.D. Fulford was a shooter and inventor, and won the 1898 Grand American Handicap at live birds shooting a Remington Hammerless Double. The serial number on the gun in question dates it to 1898, according ...
by Researcher
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Reminton auto loader
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Re: Reminton auto loader

Late 1910 sounds right. The serial number chronology I have shows serial numbers for 1910 to be 82043 to 101714. The next year, Marcellus Hartley Dodge merged his arms and ammunition companies as Remington Arms-Union Metallic Cartridge Co. In the 1911-12 Rem-UMC catalog they began calling the gun th...
by Researcher
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 32 Shotgun
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Model 32 Shotgun

On the block between the barrels, under the forearm, the choke markings are on one side and usually a 2 letter date code on the other. I have seen the date code in other locations on Model 32 barrels.
by Researcher
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Barrel finish?
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: Barrel finish?

The late Dr. Gaddy believed that all of our North American double gun manufacturers finished their Twist, Laminated and Damascus barrels black and white. It seems that the best bets for a good black and white refinish are Buck Hamlin in Pevely, MO, or Bachelder Master Gunmakers in Grand Rapids, MI.