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by wlw-19958
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identifying a rolling block
Replies: 10
Views: 534

Re: Identifying a rolling block

Hi There, It is my understanding that #4's with solid frame were early manufacture. The take down models came soon afterwards. First take downs used a screw and later ones used a lever. Value should not be determined by what people are asking for them. Some people have unrealistic ideas of firearm v...
by wlw-19958
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington 58
Replies: 1
Views: 351

Remington 58

Hi There,

I have a Remington 58 I am trying to read the
date codes on the barrel and I'm confused by
the barrel markings. I have included pics of
them.
barrel markings 1.jpg
barrel markings 1.jpg (63.82 KiB) Viewed 307 times
barrel markings 2.jpg
barrel markings 2.jpg (64.76 KiB) Viewed 307 times
What you the experts make of them?

Thanks for your time!
Webb
by wlw-19958
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Hi There, Unfortunately, most of the early factory records were not retained. Remington has been through bankruptcies, sold and bought, and re-organizations and old records were disposed of as just so much clutter hanging around. New owners didn't see any value in Company history. A lot of what is k...
by wlw-19958
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Hi There, Federal laws wouldn't apply as I was wildfowling in the Fens of Lincolnshire and Norfolk ENGLAND in the 1960's. Our laws still do not ban Punt Guns but they are not used much, if at all, now as many of the species that they were used on are now protected. Well, you got me. You didn't say y...
by wlw-19958
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Hi There, I did say it was not a typical punt gun. Although, punt guns sometimes did have stocks. I have seen them in museums (there is one on display in N. Carolina). 1960 is pretty late in the use of such firearms. Federal Laws would have to be violated to use one at that time. Hence, their heyday...
by wlw-19958
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel
Replies: 11
Views: 772

Re: Muzzleloading 4 bore Remington barrel

Hi There, A very interesting find! I don't know a lot about the early years of Remington and the range of barrels they made. I do wonder if this was originally a smaller bore rifle barrel that was bored out at a later time for an unknown reason. I this country, 4 gauge wasn't used much except by pro...
by wlw-19958
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf

Hi There, I cannot answer the question about significance or about others like it. This isn't my area of interest as I have specialized in military rolling blocks. I did do a quick search online and pulled up an auction on icollector.com for a similar rifle that just sold. The auction price is not d...
by wlw-19958
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf

Hi There, One other supposition might be that Devendorf contracted with Remington for semi-finished rifles (i.e. stocks with locks and furniture installed) and he supplied his own barrels and sold them from his shop. What is needed is someone that is familiar with Remington made barrels as to patter...
by wlw-19958
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf
Replies: 9
Views: 636

Re: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf

Hi There, I tend to agree with the previous poster. Remington was making barrels and other parts (like locks, furniture, etc.) long before he made complete firearms. I think that Mr. Devendorf purchased a completed lock from Remington for the rifle he made. It may have been a case where Mr. Devendor...
by wlw-19958
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Model Army
Replies: 2
Views: 851

Re: Remington New Model Army

Hi There,

I cannot answer your question but I will mention that
this is the Rifle section. Your question might be better
served if you post in the Remington Handguns Pre-1899
section.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion

Hi There, The pictures do not cover details that would identify it. I would like to see barrel proof markings and acceptance cartouches to help in identifying the donor rifle. I think it is most likely just what others have said. That is, it is a second pattern Allin conversion of a Springfield that...
by wlw-19958
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1871 new york militia rolling block????
Replies: 19
Views: 1883

Re: 1871 new york militia rolling block????

Hi There, I read that the city of Buffalo bought some rolling blocks that were of the same pattern as the New York State Militia except for being in 45/70. I believe they were stamped on the stock under the butt plate with initials (something like "B.C.G." for Buffalo City Guard). The tang markings ...
by wlw-19958
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 657

Re: Civil war era Remington Musket with an Allin 2 conversion

Hi There, I am not an expert on the "Trapdoor" Springfield but if this is one of the 1866 conversions, it should have some unique features that would be readily identifiable. I am assuming it is of the 1866 pattern based on your description that it is from the second contract. The first pattern or "...
by wlw-19958
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1871 Springfield
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: 1871 Springfield

Hi There,

I don't have an 1871 model to measure for
you but if you have the tang screw, why
can't you measure it to get the correct size?

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Custer's rolling block rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 667

Re: Custer's rolling block rifle

Hi There,

Yes, that is true. The same is true of Jesse James
and the firearms purported to have belonged to him.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb