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by ehull
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Photos for Light Baby Carbine
Replies: 2
Views: 915

Re: Photos for Light Baby Carbine

What dimensions are your photos. It seems that dimensions as well as resolution are important.
by ehull
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help For Dating a Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Help For Dating a Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle

Joe: Not only does the Remington .43 Spanish Model rifle accept the .42 Russian Berdan, but during the Franco-Prussian War the French bought only the .42 Russian cartridges (millions) for use in all of their .43 Spanish arms: Remington rolling block and Peabody rifles. Of course, they used the .42 c...
by ehull
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Danish Roller firing pins?
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Danish Roller firing pins?

Are you perhaps confusing the military alteration from rimfire to centerfire, as having RF/CF interchangeability? The Danes intended the change to CF to be permanent and made no special firing pin that was reversible.
by ehull
Sun May 14, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help For Dating a Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Help For Dating a Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle

The photographs help identify the model of rifle. The rifle has the general characteristics of the Spanish and Egyptian Model rifles, of about 1870. However, the Egyptian Model had a long bayonet lug on the right side of the barrel, and your rifle does not have this feature. Your rifle is probably a...
by ehull
Thu May 11, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Help For Dating a Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Help For Dating a Remington Rolling Block Military Rifle

Welcome to this forum.
Please provide basic information such as: caliber (rimfire or centerfire), barrel length (muzzle to breech block) and shape of barrel (round or octagonal). Also, is the maker's name stamped in two lines or three? It would help if you added photos.
by ehull
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: NEW YORK STATE R-B TIN FINISH
Replies: 7
Views: 1444

Re: NEW YORK STATE R-B TIN FINISH

As a long time collector, I have seen VERY few. They were all finished "in the white." Might you be seeing the normal aging process on a rifle that was often cleaned and well cared for?
by ehull
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Strange military rolling block.
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Strange military rolling block.

It looks like a standard length Remington rifle. Are you sure it isn't.43 Egyptian caliber? The Kedive gave tens of thousands of their Egyptian contract rifles to the Ottoman government as a gift. Also, the Ottoman (Turkish) government bought some Remington's on a trial basis. In the muzzle photo it...
by ehull
Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Strange military rolling block.
Replies: 6
Views: 1754

Re: Strange military rolling block.

What are the patent markings -- or at the least, how many lines? Barrel length? Can you post a full length photo, right side? Also, photo of the band marking?
by ehull
Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification marks
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: Identification marks

This looks like the standard "Spanish Model," made circa 1871. The caliber confirmed that. The two line patent marking is the early style, while the flat based breechblock was introduced in mid 1870. The rear sight is the Spanish style. The crown stamps are the same as on the Danish rifle, but that ...
by ehull
Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification marks
Replies: 8
Views: 1368

Re: Identification marks

Can you post a photo of the breech area, looking into the open breech?
by ehull
Tue Nov 01, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Rolling Block Saddle Ring Carbine Identification Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1179

Re: Remington Rolling Block Saddle Ring Carbine Identification Help

At first glance, this appears to be a cut down rifle, as evidenced by the incorrect front sight and the place in the buttstock for a sling swivel plate. The forestock is from a Navy M1867 carbine-- these are readily available for purchase as surplus parts.
by ehull
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Need help identifying this rolling block..
Replies: 18
Views: 2728

Re: Need help identifying this rolling block..

Yes, more likely.43 Spanish because the frame type is post 1879. I didn't see the bore diameter listed...did I miss it?
by ehull
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington Collection Inventory
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

Re: Remington Collection Inventory

Beautiful shotgun! Must have been expensive in its day. That is the 1831&35 patent. French patents are searchable on the Internet. Unfortunately, with the tag removed there is no physical tie in to the Remington collection. Only if you have the original bill of sale, including a detailed description...
by ehull
Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Remington Collection Inventory
Replies: 6
Views: 2191

Re: Remington Collection Inventory

There are several versions of the inventory, and each consists of many, many pages. If you would post the exact inventory number of your "shotgun," and as good a description as you can provide, then I'm sure someone here can look up the number. From the marking you give, your rifle is an early Frenc...
by ehull
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Rifle? need advice!
Replies: 3
Views: 1607

Re: Remington Rifle? need advice!

Your rifle is a gunsmith's creation of the 1840-60 time period, using a barrel purchased from E. Remington & Sons. This company supplied barrels to "the trade" as a major product. The lock was purchased separately, as it is a common, mass produced, cheap part. It was then up to the gunsmith's crafts...