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by billt
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1890 revolver
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: 1890 revolver

Hello Sam,
I am looking for a cylinder pin and an ejector rod in nickel.

Bill
by billt
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 New Model
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: 1858 New Model

Hi Tom,
According to the serial number list in Don Ware's book your revolver was manufactured in December of 1864.

Bill
by billt
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 New Model Army - Serial Number Tracking info?
Replies: 12
Views: 7032

Re: 1858 New Model Army - Serial Number Tracking info?

Hello Pat, You are correct about the date your revolver was manufactured, July 1864. I know that Don Ware in his book “Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861- 1888” identified the GP cartouche as that of Giles Porter. However, in a book published in 2016 “U.S. Military Arms Inspector Marks” by Daum ...
by billt
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Model Army
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: Remington New Model Army

Hi Virgil, That is a nice piece of history you have there. You are correct it was made in April of 1863. It looks like the cartouche may be that of George Palmer. If you go to the Soldiers and Sailors database at the National Parks service and look up Micajah Wilkinson under Confederates from Missis...
by billt
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model Army, real deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: New Model Army, real deal?

Hi, Your revolver was made in August of 1864. Having a revolver with mixed serial numbers is not very common but it does happen. I have data on approximately sixty New Model Army revolvers with mixed numbers. The reason for this is the inspection process and Remington’s policy of never throwing anyt...
by billt
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Navy Elliot's patent
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Remington Navy Elliot's patent

I do not have a source for parts. However if you go to the Remington Society Home page and click on Service/Parts there are several parts dealers listed. I do not know if they have any parts for Navy percussion revolvers. You also might want to pick up a copy of Don Ware’s book, Remington Army and N...
by billt
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Navy Elliot's patent
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Remington Navy Elliot's patent

Hello, You are correct that the “J” stampings had something to do with military inspectors. Once the revolver was completed by the manufacturer the military inspectors inspected the major components of the revolver and placed their stamp on the parts which passed inspection. Once a revolver passed i...
by billt
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: remington keene bolt action magazine carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: remington keene bolt action magazine carbine

Hi, There is an eight page article “The Indian Police Remingtons Part I” by Don Ware and Slim Kohler in the November 1992 Gun Report Magazine. In it they said there were at least four but possible five orders of 160 rifles bringing the total to 800 rifles. They also said they believed the Indian Pol...
by billt
Thu May 28, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: picture test
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: picture test

I have never seen an 1875 with the batch number stamped on the bottom of the grips. Since the font size is a different from the batch number stamping on the frame I suspect it was put there by the owner in order to be able to easily identify an individual revolver without having to remove the grips....
by billt
Sun May 24, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal
Replies: 12
Views: 1125

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: 241

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: 428

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: 319

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: 470

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: 393

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...