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by billt
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

I have never seen that stamp on any Remington revolver but that does not mean it is not a Remington stamp. I checked one of my percussion revolvers with a mixed numbered barrel and frame and found there is an inspection stamp on each side of the barrel (W,J) and on each side of the frame (C,C) in th...
by billt
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

It could be a Whitney conversion he certainly had the expertise to do it, however I doubt he would have worked with Remington on conversions because Remington was trying to keep their employees busy after their revolver contracts dried up after the Civil War. Where on the revolver is the EC located?...
by billt
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 17
Views: 1257

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Hello Clay, Could you post a picture of each side of the whole gun? I suspect it is a non-Remington conversion and the number 19 is an assembly number. I have seen letters stamped on the frame under the trigger guard on most of the revolvers I have examined and I believe they have something to do wi...
by billt
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help identifying New Army revolver
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Help identifying New Army revolver

Sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner, I have been out of town. From your last picture it looks you have a type 3 Remington factory conversion, which has been further converted to 44 center fire. The initial six shot 44 percussion revolver was converted by Remington to a five shot 46 rim fire r...
by billt
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Army
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Remington New Army

Hi Kelly, Your revolver was manufactured in October of 1864. It was shipped to the Ordnance Department that month but unfortunately there are no records by serial number of if and to whom it was issued. From the condition of the revolver it probably did see some action. It looks like the grips have ...
by billt
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NMA s/n 102075
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: NMA s/n 102075

Hello John, Your revolver was manufactured in October of 1864. It was one of 6049 manufactured that month.

Bill
by billt
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help identifying New Army revolver
Replies: 11
Views: 724

Re: Help identifying New Army revolver

Hello, Your revolver was manufactured as a 44 caliber percussion revolver in December of 1864. Unfortunately there are no records as to which unit or soldier the revolvers were issued. Can you tell us the three digit number on the frame? It looks like 406 to me. Are there any other numbers on the ba...
by billt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - No barrel address
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Remington 1875 - No barrel address

It's on the tab that allows the gate to pivot. You will probably only see a couple of numbers because you have a five digit serial number.
by billt
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 - No barrel address
Replies: 9
Views: 865

Re: Remington 1875 - No barrel address

Hi Peter, Good luck on finding any 44 Remington cartridges. The last one I got took five years to find it and cost $65. There should not be a serial number on the under side of the barrel. The 1875 should have the serial number on the frame under the left grip, on the trigger guard tab and on the lo...
by billt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Remington New Model Police Revolver
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: Remington New Model Police Revolver

I do not know of anyone who has any for sale. You will probably have better luck if you post your needs in the "Wanted to Buy pre 1899" forum.

Bill
by billt
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Remington New Model Police Revolver
Replies: 13
Views: 5137

Re: Remington New Model Police Revolver

Hello John,
Unfortunately Jay Huber passed away in 2010.

Bill
by billt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Revolver 37k Range S/N Research
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: 1858 Revolver 37k Range S/N Research

Hello Joe,
Welcome to the Forum. Your revolver was manufactured and shipped to the Ordnance Department in September of 1863. Unfortunately there are no records of to which regiment it was issued.

I hope this helps,

Bill
by billt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 10
Views: 1052

Re: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted

I have a New Model Army which has a firing pin installed similar to yours. It is a Remington Factory type 1 Kittredge conversion with the five shot 46-rim fire Rollin White marked cylinder. It has been further modified to add a center fire spring-loaded firing pin. The hammer has been milled flat li...
by billt
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1958 New Army serial research help
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 1958 New Army serial research help

Hi Phil, There are no records by serial number to whom the revolvers were issued. However, there is the Springfield Research Database, which lists the serial numbers of revolvers, which were gleaned from the National Archives and the units they were issued to. All of the serial numbers are not in th...
by billt
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1958 New Army serial research help
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: 1958 New Army serial research help

Hi Phil,
Both of those revolvers were manufactured and delivered to the Ordnance Department in November of 1863. Unfortunately there are no records to whom the revolvers were issued.

Sorry I can’t be of more help,

Bill