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by Jack71
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 1
Views: 316

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: 315

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: 315

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: 390

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: 324

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: 19
Views: 1060

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: 408

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: 588

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: 504

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: 724

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: 645

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: 926

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: 926

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: 926

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: 747

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.