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by Jack71
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington "American Browning"
Replies: 14
Views: 545

Re: Remington "American Browning"

There was a thread on this subject recently on Shotgun World: https://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=506764 As you probably know, it is difficult to determine the date of manufacture of these guns from the serial number. They have Remington barrel codes, and these correspond roughly t...
by Jack71
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Model 11
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Model 11

There should be a date code stamped on the barrel indicating the month and year of manufacture. Go here for an explanation: https://www.remingtonsociety.org/manufacture-dates/ Anyway, I think you have an early 20 gauge Model 11. IIRC, the Model 11 wasn't made in 20 gauge until 1930. My 20 gauge #100...
by Jack71
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 16 Gauge 1889's??
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: 16 Gauge 1889's??

Here's one for sale on GunBroker: https://www.gunbroker.com/item/854023945

Made in 1899, it has some problems like a noticeable crack in the stock, but it is a 16 gauge.
by Jack71
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 16 Gauge 1889's??
Replies: 7
Views: 522

Re: 16 Gauge 1889's??

Recently there was a Model 1889 for sale on Gunbroker that the seller said was a 16 gauge, but it was in poor condition and I wasn't interested. The 1899 Remington catalog lists 16 gauge 1889s, so evidently some were made. Charlie Semmer said in his book "It is also fair to say that a 16 gauge in th...
by Jack71
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Bill West--historian, author
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: Bill West--historian, author

Like AZMike, I have a few books that Bill West wrote and published. They were written in the 1970s and 80s and deal with Remington, Winchester and Stevens firearms. I'm not aware of anything he has written in the past 30 years so I wonder what happened to him. The books I have seen are a quick refer...
by Jack71
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 6
Views: 996

Re: Date my Remington Whitmore

That looks like a 1875 model to me because it doesn't have the hammer lifter feature of the model 1873. The 1875 models had rebounding hammers with recessed faces. According to Charlie Semmer's book, they were made between 1875 and 1877 and the serial numbers ran from 1 to 3350. Based on your pictur...
by Jack71
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Date code on Remington shot shell boxes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: Date code on Remington shot shell boxes?

Thanks, Researcher. What you say seems to match what I see on my Remington boxes. The only one I've noticed with a date is the Shur Shot 20ga I mentioned above (8-47), it is also marked 1 R 1 on the bottom flap. Evidently the "New Remington Crimp" was introduced around 1947. I would think your box o...
by Jack71
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Date code on Remington shot shell boxes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Date code on Remington shot shell boxes?

Can anyone help me decipher the code on old (1930s to 1960s) Remington shot shell boxes? I have some red and green boxes which I have heard Remington started using just before World War II. On the top flap there is a code such as C NT R23TS16. This particular box contains 20 gauge paper Shur Shot #8...
by Jack71
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: The Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Co. Inc.
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Re: The Remington Arms Union Metallic Cartridge Co. Inc.

The barrel markings on my Model 17 #54443 are identical to those on AZMike's gun.
by Jack71
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Need Help with a model 11 20 ga
Replies: 1
Views: 708

Re: Need Help with a model 11 20 ga

The old Model 11 was a nice gun, but they don't bring a lot in today's market. I can't tell much about the condition of yours from those pictures, but if it is sound mechanically with no cracks in the wood, I'd say $200 to $300 might be a fair price. As for the age of the gun, there should be a date...
by Jack71
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 2205

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: 828

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: 1120

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: 920

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: 1195

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...