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by GeneM
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 32 Shotgun
Replies: 7
Views: 1143

Re: Model 32 Shotgun

Larry Del Grego's shop on Barringer Road, Ilion made extra barrels in all gauges for the Model 32. He upgraded Model 32s so that they looked like they came out of Remington's Custom Shop. They should since he hired Custom Shop employees who worked afterhours at his shop. I have a Del Grego upgraded ...
by GeneM
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 760 .243 “semi Auto”
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: Remington 760 .243 “semi Auto”

I had one of these Model Stamping errors - a Model 742, in .30-06, stamped Gamemaster Model 760. with a barrel date of Oct 1977. A gun shop in Maine had a 742 in .308 with a barrel date of Oct 1973 that was also stamped Gamemaster Model 760. I know of at least one factory assembly error a Model 742 ...
by GeneM
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 760 35 rem carbine
Replies: 5
Views: 1177

Re: Remington 760 35 rem carbine

R. H. Coleman was President of Remington from 1963 to 1974. If this was his personal rifle it was prepped and polished in the Custom Shop for a very smooth action. It appears to have the stepped receiver. He, as a Remington executive, had the Custom Shop in 1953 engrave a Model 32, serial number 461...
by GeneM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Request info on 1899 Rem Lee Sporter
Replies: 3
Views: 1419

Re: Request info on 1899 Rem Lee Sporter

The quickest way to find out the cartridge is to measure the bolt head. Head diameters for the 6mm USN rimless measures .445 in., the .236 USN rimmed is .517 and the rare .236 Remington rimmed is .548. The 7mmx57 rimless is .470. I measured actual cartridges for the 6mm, .236 Remington rimmed and th...
by GeneM
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Question about .40 caliber Remington-Lee
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Question about .40 caliber Remington-Lee

Some factors to consider when researching Remington Lee Sporter sn 52832. The serial number 52832 is in the US Navy production range for the Remington lee Model 1885. It is in the range that Lt. A. C. Diffenbach inspected from 1893 to 1894. Some of the rifles may have not passed inspection and held ...
by GeneM
Fri May 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 11-48 F Engraving
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: Remington 11-48 F Engraving

Excellent photographs.The RSA Research Team has been researching the Remington Archives in Ilion. The slanted "E" is Master Engraver Carl Ennis's signature. He retired from Remington July 31, 1978. There are a few records of Carl's early work. Several india ink engraving "pulls" on oil cloth are in ...
by GeneM
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: 1899 Remington Lee Sporting Rifle ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: 1899 Remington Lee Sporting Rifle ID

You have a very nice Remington Lee Sporter. The lack of a serial number is not unusual. I had two M1899s without serial numbers, a Heavy Weight Sporter shown on p 66 of my book and a full Michigan National Guard military rifle that came from an Armory. I also handled a target M1899 serial number 2, ...
by GeneM
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1885 Remington Lee Cut-off:
Replies: 1
Views: 746

Re: 1885 Remington Lee Cut-off:

Can you post pictures of the receiver? This might help in IDing who the changes were for. Besides the British the Danish government also tested Lees with a cutoff. I checked the 1920 Remington Museum listing and the number 224 is not a Lee. Also look on the toe of the stock and see if there are two ...
by GeneM
Tue Mar 17, 2015 5:45 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 90-T Grade "F" Premier
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Remington 90-T Grade "F" Premier

Would you be able to post close up pictures of the engraving? That might help in IDing the engraver.
by GeneM
Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Factory Engraved Remington Model 32F
Replies: 15
Views: 3785

Re: Factory Engraved Remington Model 32F

Charles Semmer showed us how Joy Loy worked his initials into the engraving pattern and also in his book on p.179. They were well hidden in the scroll. One of the more interesting items that have turned up are some plaster casts in Babe's collection. Apparently Remington engravers experimented with ...
by GeneM
Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Engraved Model 31
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Re: Engraved Model 31

The Remington Model 31 was made from 1931 to 1949. The Remington Factory engravers during this period were: J. Loy, Anda Hardy, R. R. Runge, R. P. Runge, C. Ennis, J Caswell. The documents found in the Remington Archives do not mention a R. W. Baird as a factory engraver. Normally during the prewar ...
by GeneM
Wed Dec 17, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 90-T Grade "F" Premier
Replies: 9
Views: 2316

Re: Remington 90-T Grade "F" Premier

The Remington Model 90-T was developed by US Competition Arms for Remington and sold from 1991 - 1997. It was advertised as available in Custom Grades on Special Order. The Remington Factory engravers were Leo W. Bala who signed his work with initials in a rock or a stump in the game scene and Don T...
by GeneM
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:53 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Factory Engraved Remington Model 32F
Replies: 15
Views: 3785

Re: Factory Engraved Remington Model 32F

That was the Double Gun Journal article that was reprinted in the Remington Society Journal. Robert R. Runge was appointed chief engraver at Parker in 1931. It must have been interesting to have two master engravers with their egos on staff. The group working on the Remington Engravers book are tryi...
by GeneM
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Rem Lee 1899 sporter
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Rem Lee 1899 sporter

The Remington Lee M1899 Sporters started at serial number 75001 in 1899. The highest serial number noted by Sam Alvis is 76446 shipped in 1909. The military rifles started at 100000 and the military carbines at 150000. Only about 2200 military rifles (2001 sold to Michigan National Guard) and 50 mil...
by GeneM
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Rem Lee 1899 sporter
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Re: Rem Lee 1899 sporter

The source used to provide the Remington Lee Sporting Rifle Shipment Record on p.67 of my book The Remington Lee Rifle was a February 2, 1973 memo by then Remington Historian Sam Alvis. He did not list any information by caliber. Over the years I found that the most popular caliber reported was the ...