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by Researcher
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:30 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31 12 ga pump with US Ordnance Markings
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Model 31 12 ga pump with US Ordnance Markings

The Model 31 12-gauge receiver with serial number 39635 was put in production during November 1940. I have a couple of Model 31s with the RLB and the bomb, a cobbled together gun with a receiver in the 37xxx range with different serial numbers on the barrel and trigger group and this all matching nu...
by Researcher
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 31 20ga barrel question
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Model 31 20ga barrel question

Full choke seems to be far and away the most common choke found on Model 31s, so opening one up certainly wouldn't hurt my feelings. I find modified, improved cylinder and SKEET more useful to me. Don't have such an issue with my 20-gauge Model 31 as someone long ago put a Cutts Compensator on it!!
by Researcher
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: manufacture date of model 11
Replies: 54
Views: 44756

Re: manufacture date of model 11

About all that can be accurately stated is that 16-gauge Sportsman 1556255 is a post-WW-II gun. The old factory ledger for the 16-gauge Model 11/Sportsman serial numbers ends June 30, 1942 at 1551120. What is the date code on the barrel?
by Researcher
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Umc Ammo question
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: Remington Umc Ammo question

In 1916, they added the word "incorporated," in small print, under the Rem-UMC line.
The company name actually changed more. It was prefaced with "The" and the hyphen was gone.
ARROW 12-gauge The Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Company Incorporated.jpg
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by Researcher
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: manufacture date of model 11
Replies: 54
Views: 44756

Re: manufacture date of model 11

The receiver with the serial number 425311 was put in work during January 1940. The receivers had a roll-stamped game scene on each side. 418780 01 12-gauge 30-inch Full, put in work by 1 Oct 1939.jpg Without pictures there is not much else we can tell you. These old "square back" Remingtons don't d...
by Researcher
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Unique Looking Model 32 Help
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Unique Looking Model 32 Help

The stock dimensions for the Model 32A "Standard" Grade were a pistol grip with 14" length-of-pull, 1 5/8" drop-at-comb, 2 1/2" drop-at-heel. "Any other dimensions subject to extra charge of $18.95" "Special stocks require from five to eight weeks to make and orders for such are POSITIVELY NOT SUBJE...
by Researcher
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Ridiculous Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 1558

Re: Ridiculous Wood

I don't think I'm having a senior moment, but I seem to recall there was a period of time that the .410-bore and 28-gauge Model 870s and Model 1100s came with Mahogany stocks and forearms.
by Researcher
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Matching barrels on Pre-11 Auto Trap Grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Matching barrels on Pre-11 Auto Trap Grade?

3 is factory repair. So, should have been fitted at the factory. As I understand it if it was a 2 that would be an extra barrel fitted by an authorized gunsmith.

LSS 3 L = February SS = 1947
by Researcher
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Matching barrels on Pre-11 Auto Trap Grade?
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Matching barrels on Pre-11 Auto Trap Grade?

The receiver and the original barrel are marked Remington Arms Co. That was the company name until 1911, when Marcellus Hartley Dodge combined his arms and ammunition companies as Remington Arms - Union Metallic Cartridge Co. During 1916 they incorporated to raise capital for war production becoming...
by Researcher
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Unique Looking Model 32 Help
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Unique Looking Model 32 Help

It appears to me that the gun as originally built was choked M (modified) for the bottom barrel and F (full) for the top barrel. One of those returns for repair was probably to have the chokes opened and over-stamped to IMP CYL (improved cylinder) bottom barrel and MOD (modified) top barrel. As orig...
by Researcher
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 AER 28" & 30" set
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: 1894 AER 28" & 30" set

If it was a factory two-barrel set I would expect to see a 1 and a 2 under the serial numbers on the barrel flats --
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and the forearm irons --
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by Researcher
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Pre-Model 11 Remington?
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Re: Pre-Model 11 Remington?

Wonderful. Thank you for posting the pictures. Too bad the gun was so badly buffed in refinishing.
by Researcher
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Pre-Model 11 Remington?
Replies: 10
Views: 1282

Re: Pre-Model 11 Remington?

Serial number 38 would be one of the earliest Remington Autoloading Shotguns to come to light. They first appear in the 1905-06 Remington Arms Co. catalog.
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We would love to see some pictures of serial number 38.
by Researcher
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Engraved Model 14, ca. 1918
Replies: 1
Views: 422

Re: Engraved Model 14, ca. 1918

Looks like the Model 14F "Premier" Grade as pictured in the 1915-16 Remington Arms - Union Metallic Cartridge Co. catalog. Normally the serial number is stamped in the head of the stock and on a high grade gun like this possibly the mark of the stock maker who made the stock.
by Researcher
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Joe Loy
Replies: 7
Views: 1082

Re: Joe Loy

Gene, Thank you for the information. Minor point, Hunter Arms Co./L.C. Smith was in Fulton, NY. Lefever Arms Co. was in Syracuse. Was the engraving shop separate from regular production? No Joe Loy identified in this 1895 photo of the shotgun department. Shotgun Department 1895 02 Utica, NY, Observe...