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by Jack71
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

Model 1889 serial number 35696 was made in 1890.
by Jack71
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Evolutionary Changes in the K-Grades
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Evolutionary Changes in the K-Grades

Interesting, thanks for posting.

Yes, that is a good article in the DGJ. I've really enjoyed Terry Deem's articles about Remington Doubles in the recent issues. Nice to see some attention focused on those fine old guns.
by Jack71
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Beautifully Restored!?!?
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Beautifully Restored!?!?

I don't understand the chrome plated top lever and trigger guard. Ouch!
by Jack71
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Date this sn please
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Date this sn please

That must be one of the "American Brownings" made by Remington while the FN factory was under German control in World War II. The B indicates it is a 12 gauge, but I don't know how to date it by the serial number other than to say the numbers started at B5000 in 1940 and ran to B43129 in 1947. Do yo...
by Jack71
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Early Remington Arms Co. Hang-Tag
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Early Remington Arms Co. Hang-Tag

The first owner of the gun must be the same John Edward Snapp who died in 1932 at age 80 and is buried in the St. Johns Lutheran Church Cemetery at Hayfield, Frederick County, Virginia. The brief obituary posted on Findagrave.com says he was a carpenter, which could explain how he had the skill to m...
by Jack71
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington Ammunition Date Codes
Replies: 0
Views: 370

Remington Ammunition Date Codes

Can anyone point me to a source that will tell me how to interpret the codes stamped on the flap of vintage Remington shot shell boxes? I'm thinking this would allow me to determine when the shells were made. Thanks!
by Jack71
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: New to forum but longtime Remington owner,newest one a Model 17
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: New to forum but longtime Remington owner,newest one a Model 17

Oscar, if it was a 16 gauge it couldn't have been a Model 17. The Remington Model 17 was only made in 20 gauge. They all had 2 3/4" chambers.
by Jack71
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: New to forum but longtime Remington owner,newest one a Model 17
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: New to forum but longtime Remington owner,newest one a Model 17

Joe, sounds like you've done a good job of researching the Model 17 and clearly you have one of the last ones made. It is an excellent design, but for some reason Remington limited its production to 20 gauge. During the 1930s they phased it out in favor of the Model 31, another fine pump gun that wa...
by Jack71
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: New to forum but longtime Remington owner,newest one a Model 17
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: New to forum but longtime Remington owner,newest one a Model 17

Do we know that the serial numbers for the Model 17 started at 1? Some guns start numbers at higher numbers. Joe, have you established when your gun was made? I think the only way I know to do this is to check the date code on the barrel. I have a Model 17, serial #544xx, made in August 1928 (barrel...
by Jack71
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1889 10 gauge action removal
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: 1889 10 gauge action removal

Have you removed the screw that is hidden behind the left hammer? That holds both lock plates in place. There are also some YouTube videos that might help you.
by Jack71
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Heavy Duck Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Heavy Duck Guns

I have a Model 1889 10 gauge grade 3 that must be just like yours. Serial #96xxx made in 1899, also with 32" barrels. The firing pin spacing is 1 5/16". It weighs 9 pounds 15 ounces. Definitely a heavy gun! I believe I read somewhere in Charlie Semmer's book that he suspected the heavy 10 gauge guns...
by Jack71
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1873 whitmore price check
Replies: 12
Views: 2045

Re: 1873 whitmore price check

I think you are right, I've been looking for a Remington lifter double for over a year but I wouldn't pay close to $1100 for what you have described. I might be able to live with the rust and pitting on the outside of the barrels, but stock cracks and splits are a deal breaker for me.
by Jack71
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: WTB / Pre - 1899
Topic: WTB: Left Hammer for 1882 Double
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

WTB: Left Hammer for 1882 Double

I'm looking for a replacement left hammer for my Remington model 1882 double shotgun.
by Jack71
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Hammerless Double Forearm Irons
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Remington Hammerless Double Forearm Irons

All three of my 1894 extractor guns have ejector forearm irons. A quick look on Gunbroker found five extractor 1894s and they also had the ejector irons. Based on this relatively small sample, I'd say if purpose built extractor forearm irons were made they aren't the norm. But I'll keep looking and ...
by Jack71
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Barrel length for 1894 10-Gauge
Replies: 4
Views: 895

Re: Barrel length for 1894 10-Gauge

Thanks for the replies. I don't see anything like the barrel length stamped on the bottom of the web, but the barrels touch at the muzzle.