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by ehull
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: krag
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: krag

This forum is not for Krag Rifles, only Remington products.
by ehull
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine

Dick, If you can find the ad, that would be great. Since the forestocks were "loose," that might indicate that the carbines had been disassembled and remanufactured into something else, probably by Hartley & Graham or some such firm. Since nothing potentially useful was ever discarded, the forearms ...
by ehull
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine

Dick,
I think you're remembering the M1867 Navy carbine forends with cartouche -- and Dixie used to have lots of them as well. They were surplus after Whitney altered the Navy carbines to .43 Spanish rifles for Hartley & Graham.
by ehull
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1784

Re: Trying to reconstruct a 1870 Springfield Trials Carbine

Matt, I, too, have such a project carbine: I have a mint condition frame, a few parts, wrong TG plate, no wood. From what I can tell, the Sharps bar is correct, and mine almost fits but the cylindrical end is too long to fit completely into the shallower hole in the frame. But that is easy to remedy...
by ehull
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: KM Receivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: KM Receivers

George Layman's analysis is based on the records of receipts that were published in Pierre Lorain's old book: 9202 rifles. The actual shipping records, from Remington, show that all 15,000 rifles on the Greek contract were sent to France.
So, we need a different answer on the KM rifles.
by ehull
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: KM Receivers
Replies: 6
Views: 1137

Re: KM Receivers

Your barrel and forestock are from a Navy M1867 Remington carbine. We would need to see some photos to comment on the frame/breech, to include a photo looking into the open breech. What are the markings on the top tang?
by ehull
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another Rolling Block Question
Replies: 3
Views: 976

Re: Another Rolling Block Question

By the shape of the frame and the rotary extractor it is a late manufacture, post 1879, rifle.
by ehull
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

One key measurement is the thickness of the frame. Matt shows 1.140 inches. The standard military frame, called the No. 1 for sporting arms, is thicker.
by ehull
Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

For clarity, did you measure the complete barrel length, from muzzle to the face of the breechblock? Otherwise known as "in the bore" length.
by ehull
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

By your photos, this does not appear to be a Light Baby Carbine. It has the wrong buttplate shape, and the hammer and breechblock spurs are too thick - those on the Baby Carbine were much more delicate. The Baby Carbine has an 18 inch barrel; what is the barrel length on this carbine?
by ehull
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: IDìng A Remington Light Baby Carbine .44 RF

The Light Baby Carbine was manufactured by E. Remington & Sons from 1885-1886, and by the Remington Arms Co. from 1890-1910. The top tang will be marked accordingly. The early batch of carbines was made in .44 RF and .44-40 calibers. The later batch was made in .44 CF only. No data on assembly numbe...
by ehull
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help ID’ing an old rolling block
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: Help ID’ing an old rolling block

Look here to see a description and good photos of the M1870 Army rolling block:

http://ww2.rediscov.com/spring/VFPCGI.e ... E=47165541,
by ehull
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help ID’ing an old rolling block
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: Help ID’ing an old rolling block

A true Navy rifle barrel would have a sword bayonet lug under the muzzle. The barrel on this rifle is highly polished, and I see no evidence of the lug in the photo. Does close inspection with a magnifying glass show where such a lug might have been?
by ehull
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help ID’ing an old rolling block
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: Help ID’ing an old rolling block

Is this rifle really 50-90 as stated in the original posting?
by ehull
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help ID’ing an old rolling block
Replies: 30
Views: 3755

Re: Help ID’ing an old rolling block

Dick, I have correspondence that says the Army wanted a change to the hammer, but I never had an 1870 Army at the same time as a Navy to be able to compare them.