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by billt
Sun May 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal

The original run of 44 Remington caliber revolvers went from 1 to about 16000. These were all chambered in 44 Remington caliber. The highest serial number I have is 15294 but I believe I read somewhere that there was a revolver with a serial number 15820. The next run of approximately 2000 revolvers...
by billt
Fri May 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: model 1875 revolver
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: model 1875 revolver

Hi, You are most likely correct that the 280 is a batch number. However, it could also be a revolver from the second serial number set or it could be an original 44 Remington caliber revolver which was re-chambered to 44-40. It is unlikely it is a re-chambered revolver because normally there would b...
by billt
Fri May 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 when manufactured and Bone grips
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Remington 1875 when manufactured and Bone grips

Hi John, I think you are pretty close on your estimate of the manufacturing date. I think between 1878 when Remington started manufacturing 1875’s in 44-40 and 45 caliber and 1879 depending on when Remington changed the caliber mark from the grip to the frame. You are most likely correct on your gue...
by billt
Mon May 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Looking for info on this 1858
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Looking for info on this 1858

Hello, By the serial number on your revolver I believe you have a Beals Navy revolver. The Beals Navy is a 36 caliber percussion revolver and was the first of the larger caliber revolvers to be manufactured by Remington. Your particular revolver was made in December of 1861 so I would say there is a...
by billt
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help Question
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: Help Question

Go to the Rifles Post 1898 Forum and type baby carbine in the search box. There are five paged of threads about Baby Carbines some with pictures. You should be able to determine if yours is a Baby Carbine. As far as the lack of a manufacturers name that is anybody's guess.

Bill
by billt
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Transitional New model Army
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Transitional New model Army

Hello, There were five barrel addresses used on the Remington 44 caliber percussion revolvers during the Civil War. The first was the two line Beals with the 1858 patent date followed by the two line Elliot or Old Model with the 1861 patent date. The Elliot was followed by the New Model which used t...
by billt
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 25 forearm dimensions.
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Model 25 forearm dimensions.

Hi, I have four model 25's and all have 10 grooves. I measured the diameter of the groove closest to the receiver with a set of calipers and the average of the four was 1.329 inches. Since my calipers only go to six inches I had to measure the length with a straight ruler. All four measured 6 and 7/...
by billt
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington RB no1? Sporter
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Remington RB no1? Sporter

Hey Jim,
I have a number 1 sporting rifle chambered in 44 RF with serial number 51xx that has the same frame and patent dates as yours which is serial numbered 71xx. I guess with Remington one never knows.

Bill
by billt
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington RB no1? Sporter
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Remington RB no1? Sporter

I am not familiar with that frame either but I am with the six line seven date patent address. According to the book "Remington Rolling Block Pistols" by Jerry Landskron it was used on some Army framed 1887 target pistols which were made from 1887 until 1891 and some 1891 Army framed target pistols ...
by billt
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875?
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Remington 1875?

Hi Cindy, Welcome to the forum. After looking at your pictures I am not sure what you have inherited. I suspect you may have a reproduction but I am not familiar enough with them to say for sure. What I do know is the following. In the first picture the number if it is a serial number is not where R...
by billt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 Army puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Remington 1858 Army puzzle

Bigterr, The hammer looks like a standard percussion hammer. In the picture of the underside of the barrel with the number 738 it looks like the loading lever post is dovetailed into the barrel. If so, this is an after factory modification. The original factory loading lever post was threaded into t...
by billt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Opinion to my very late 1858 NMA 144k
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Opinion to my very late 1858 NMA 144k

Patrick,
From everything I have seen I believe you have a genuine Remington 1858 New Model Army. I hope you enjoy it.

Bill
by billt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Opinion to my very late 1858 NMA 144k
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Opinion to my very late 1858 NMA 144k

Patrick, I believe the small letter on the bottom of the barrel and the letters on the frame under the trigger guard are Remington factory inspection marks. According to Don Ware when Remington began shipping New Model Armies the Ordnance Inspectors were failing a large number of revolvers so Reming...
by billt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Opinion to my very late 1858 NMA 144k
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Opinion to my very late 1858 NMA 144k

Hello Patrick, Welcome to the forum. Since there are no inspection marks on the barrel or frame and no cartouche on the left grip I would say you have a New Model Army, which for some reason was not accepted by the Ordnance Department and was therefore sold to the civilian market. It was manufacture...
by billt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 Army puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Remington 1858 Army puzzle

Hi, Not being able to see the whole gun I will make an educated guess. From the placement of the numbers on your revolver I believe you probably have a percussion revolver which has been converted to cartridge. The 29206 is the serial number which can be found of the bottom barrel flat, the left fra...