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by ehull
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:26 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

What is the length of this rifle’s forestock? Maybe the stock was replaced by a Navy Model stock?
by ehull
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:42 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

Matt,
Nice analysis!
Unfortunately, it was my error in suggesting that it was the breech block that was different (senior moment). It was the hammer shape that was supposed to be different.
Apologies.
Ed
by ehull
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:28 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

Matt,
Look very closely: they are supposed to be different.
Ed
by ehull
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Remington Bayonets
Topic: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

Re: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles

John McAulay’s new book on Navy Rifles, 1866-1917, documents that the Navy bought their 256 Keene Rifles WITHOUT bayonets. Thus, there is no such thing as an unique “Keene rifle bayonet.” Hartley & Graham had to add altered Whitney bayonets when they resold the surpluses rifles.
by ehull
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Hybird Carbine?
Replies: 4
Views: 934

Re: Hybird Carbine?

Sad to see such a nice M1870 frame and buttstock put to such use by “bubba” to make a carbine!
by ehull
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: TINNED MILITARY ROLLING BLOCKS.
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: TINNED MILITARY ROLLING BLOCKS.

What are the tang markings on this rifle? Is the breechblock concave at the bottom or flat?
by ehull
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Can't insert photos
Replies: 10
Views: 2139

Re: Can't insert photos

Jim, I see the photo just fine - your revolver and holster, cartridge box, etc.
Ed
by ehull
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Remington Bayonets
Topic: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

Re: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles

Whitney had started using under barrel bayonets by 1878, and I suspect it was just a way to differentiate his product from Remington. European countries had adopted this style by then. Also, Whitney was using blades from old, surplus US bayonets, and just adding a new socket. Perhaps Whitney wanted ...
by ehull
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Remington Bayonets
Topic: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

Re: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles

These were Whitney surplus, so they were obtained very cheaply. All it took was widening the slot and making the cleaning rod 3/4 inch shorter to use them. This was in the late 1890s into the early 1900s, when the military rolling block was no longer popular, so reducing the cost was important.
by ehull
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Remington Bayonets
Topic: Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

Whitney bayonets for Remington rifles

Who else has a sample of this bayonet (lower example in the photo)? This is a Whitney under barrel bayonet, made beginning on about 1882; it was later modified to fit Remington rolling block and Keene rifles by enlarging the stud slot to the larger Remington size. Many thousands were remanufactured,...
by ehull
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1863 Remington rolling block Navy Carbine
Replies: 9
Views: 1524

Re: 1863 Remington rolling block Navy Carbine

The Model 1867 Navy carbine was adopted in that year and used for a decade until declared obsolete. They were assigned to ships, not to individual sailors. Starting in the late 1870s the Navy disposed of them to surplus arms dealers. Many were altered to .43 caliber with new barrels. Yours sounds li...
by ehull
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Try Try Again
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Try Try Again

P.S. SH&G shipped another 90 "browned" .46 RF carbines to Mexican dealers Wexell & Deress On. Oct. 7, 1974. Another 20 such carbines were shipped to Panama on Dec. 3; with 20 more on Jan. 20, 1875. 30 more were sent to A. Hoffman on Dec. 11. 68 were sent from the warehouse to the store for direct sa...
by ehull
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Try Try Again
Replies: 4
Views: 1208

Re: Try Try Again

In records dated Oct., 1874, dealer Schuyler, Hartley & Graham had on hand a total of 120 Remington carbines in .46 RF. These are not annotated as "Old Model," or the split breech type, so they were likely similar to yours. Of these, 60 were "brown" (i.e. blued) and 60 were sent off to be nickel pla...
by ehull
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: This is a frustrating Board
Replies: 8
Views: 1706

Re: This is a frustrating Board

I echo that comment. The sporting style buttstock just doesn't go with the presence of a saddle bar. The tang markings and caliber point to an early 1870s gun. Without any Remington production records, these guns made in small quantities may never be "identified."
by ehull
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Light Baby Carbine, Really like some help on this one.
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: Light Baby Carbine, Really like some help on this one.

The two-line tang marking clearly dates this gun to circa 1870 - well before the 1880s Light Baby Carbine.