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by wlw-19958
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Pre Civil War Muzzleloader. Remington/Devendorf
Replies: 9
Views: 184

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: 184

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: 184

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: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington New Model Army
Replies: 1
Views: 150

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: 290

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: 1170

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: 290

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: 165

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: 301

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
by wlw-19958
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: no. 5 7mm roller carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: no. 5 7mm roller carbine

Hi There,

I'm surprised that no one has responded to your
post by now. The model 1902 (a.k.a. 1901) was
available as a rifle and as a carbine. If you could
post some pictures, it would be of help with
identification.

Good Luck!
-Blue Chips-
Webb
by wlw-19958
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Custer's rolling block rifle
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Custer's rolling block rifle

Hi There, I have no idea if Custer had a military style rolling block or not. What providence does it have? Is it a battlefield relic? If you could supply more information, perhaps we could be of more help. The U.S. Army (and Navy) did have some rolling blocks. In the 1870 to 1872 period, the Spring...
by wlw-19958
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rear sight base orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Rear sight base orientation

Hi There, Well, I'm going by the examples I have in my collection My collection isn't large but it does have some variety. Here are the examples I have: 1st. A Danish made RB with their sight (I believe these sights were installed by them as part of the 1896 update). Notice that the pivot is at the ...
by wlw-19958
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rear sight base orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Rear sight base orientation

Hi There, I don't have a definitive answer for you. I always assumed that it was the whim of the customer that ordered the rifle. Sometimes the country that purchased the rifles replaced the sights with ones of their own manufacture (or specified a particular design as in the case of the 1879 Argent...
by wlw-19958
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block .303 British Calibre
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Rolling Block .303 British Calibre

Hi There, Nobody is saying that .303 Brit military rolling blocks were not made. Quite the contrary. They were manufactured but in very limited numbers (based on how few are still around). What we are saying is that the 7mm version was the most common. This is partly because the biggest market at th...