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by marlinman93
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Identification Help

That's what I suspected, due to the forearm style. The rollstamp is the last style used on #2's built after bankruptcy. It narrows your gun down to post 1889-1909 when production ended.
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Identification Help
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

Re: Identification Help

Yes it's a Model #2, but can't tell you much more without the barrel rollstamp. They made them for quite a few years, and changed rollstamps over the years. If you post a picture of the barrel rollstamp it will help narrow down when it was made.
by marlinman93
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: RR / Post - 1898
Topic: John Gyde?
Replies: 10
Views: 2207

Re: John Gyde?

John lives in Oregon, and last time I saw him was at the Big Reno Gun Show at the Grande Sierra. But I haven't been to that show the last couple years. I bought my copy of his wonderful book directly from him then. It is indeed the finest source on Remington .22 rifles, but also one of the finest pu...
by marlinman93
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Another ID

Gosh I hate to open my mouth just so someone can tell me I'm wrong. (but that's ok) But that's not a #7, to me it looks like someone did a real good job on maybe a NY Military. It's missing a screw, the breach and hammer are not right. I think you're right! Missing two screws. One on the receiver, ...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Another ID

That's good to hear an heirloom will be kept and appreciated! I'd keep it too, but I'm biased since I love Remington single shot sporting rifles!
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Another ID

I don't mind the modifications either, but they certainly hurt the value considerably. Mostly the hot blued finish, as the stocks are kind of neat. But the ivory inlays, and longer than normal forearm hurt the eye appeal of what is actually a nice looking buttstock and checkering job. In my opinion ...
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Another ID
Replies: 8
Views: 2125

Re: Another ID

The barreled action is indeed a #7, although it's been buffed out and hot blued. Stocks are not original Remington, and the checkering and ivory inlays are not Remington. Originally the barrel was rust blued, and the receiver was color casehardened. And the stocks would be a plainer checkering patte...
by marlinman93
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Remington Carbine ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: Remington Carbine ID

Since it's a refinished gun, the collector value is diminished as wlw said. But even as a candidate for restoration, or parts to build up another rifle, it's still worth probably $400. That's about the highest I see them selling for at various gun shows and sites.
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New for me!
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: New for me!

The "Remington Arms Co. Ilion NY" rollstamp did not start until 1889, and the No. 4 came out a year later in 1890. Your rollstamp is the earliest style used on early No.4 Rolling Blocks. Your No. 4 appears to be a solid frame, and takedowns started in 1900, so that would put your gun into the 1890-1...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: New for me!
Replies: 8
Views: 2081

Re: New for me!

I also have used Superglue to bond or stabilize very tight cracks. Too tight to expand enough to get Acraglass or other thick epoxies into the crack. It does a good job in these hairline cracks, but I don't use it for larger cracks I can spread safely to get thicker epoxy into. If you post the exact...
by marlinman93
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: NEW YORK STATE R-B TIN FINISH
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Re: NEW YORK STATE R-B TIN FINISH

It looks like it is either a varnish put on to protect the finish, or some petroleum product that over time turned to a varnish like as it aged. The question in my mind is who did it? Was it done in some armory, or by an individual after it was sold to a private party? Often times what seems to be a...
by marlinman93
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1876 or 79 Hepburn
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: 1876 or 79 Hepburn

No, you wont find factory ammo for this Hepburn. But you can find custom loaded ammo at Buffalo Arms Co. in both smokeless and black powder loads. It runs about $80 a box of 20 pcs. It will require you or your son to reload for it if you plan to shoot it, and save some money. There are a couple sour...
by marlinman93
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1876 or 79 Hepburn
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: 1876 or 79 Hepburn

.40-2 1/2 would indicate the .40-70 Sharps Straight. It is a caliber I see more frequently in Hepburn rifles than almost any other. A really great caliber, and one I enjoy shooting. No ammo available today, and brass is a bit expensive, and hard to find. But if you reload it can be made from .405 Wi...
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block Sporter project
Replies: 7
Views: 2167

Re: Rolling Block Sporter project

millsan1 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:39 pm
That is a beautiful gun. Very impressive piece for sure.
Thank you!
The Custom Shop wood, and Remington pistol grip trigger plate make for a nice package, and saved me a ton of work bending and reshaping a military tang that would still be too short.
by marlinman93
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 1876 or 79 Hepburn
Replies: 5
Views: 1650

Re: 1876 or 79 Hepburn

Not 1876 since the Hepburn was patented in 1879, and first hit the Market in 1880 advertisements. Appears to be very evenly worn case colors, as the only place I see any left is under the lever. But beautiful anyway! The lever is blued, which is unusual also. They were usually case colored, and that...