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by aardq
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 with an interesting story to tell
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: 1858 with an interesting story to tell

Hi Again, As to the grips, my 2 cents worth is to leave the gun as is. Relics almost never have grips. Anyone that might have have had a relic, old, cracked, damaged grip or two, would have thrown them away because there isn't any market for them. I have a double relic, mounted, derringer, display, ...
by aardq
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Is this a real gun?
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Is this a real gun?

Hello gain, It looks genuine, but it's hard to put a value on any gun without having it in hand for a personal inspection. This is one of those guns that actually has a story, with the 'K Co" "9 Cav." Most US issue guns never had a unit stamped on them, so this is a unique gun. It will be worth what...
by aardq
Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: 1863 Remington New Army .44 with grip notches
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: 1863 Remington New Army .44 with grip notches

Hi jdudley,

Have not run into that myself. You will get a better response if this is posted in the pre-1898 handgun section, rather than in the general comments.

Good luck,
Daniel
by aardq
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Is this a real gun?
Replies: 12
Views: 208

Re: Is this a real gun?

Hi Matt, Yes it is a real gun. I realize some folks on the "C" forum have trouble recognizing a real gun when they see one, but this gun is real. :D :roll: The US sent the "Colored Troops" ie, the 9th US Cavalry out west. There are some books written about them. They were called "Buffalo Soldiers" b...
by aardq
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 with an interesting story to tell
Replies: 8
Views: 155

Re: 1858 with an interesting story to tell

Hi JT, Welcome to the club! Your gun was made in Sept, 1864. Can't tell if there are any inspector's marks, so know way to know if is was military or civilian. These guns were in all 50 states, most of the Territories and many countries, so it may have an interesting story, but it will remain a myst...
by aardq
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: information
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: information

Hi interest, First thing to do is to re-post this in the correct section, "Remington rifles - post 1898" section. More people that may be able to help will see it there, than if it's in the, "Remington Society - General Comments" section. Go to the "manufacturing dates" section on the home page, and...
by aardq
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: information
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: information

Hi interest,

This is a good place to start, but we need to know what models, what calibers, and special finishes. Photos really help a lot. You might want to have a single post fir each rifle to make it easier to follow the discussions.

Good luck,
Daniel
by aardq
Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Umc Ammo question
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Remington Umc Ammo question

Hi Cloverleaf, That type and color of box was used 1911 to 1919. The text of the label (below) narrows it down to 1911 to 1915. In 1916, they added the word "incorporated," in small print, under the Rem-UMC line. REMINGTON ARMS-UNION METALLIC CARTRIDGE CO. AMMUNITION & FIREARMS UNION METALLIC CARTRI...
by aardq
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Nickel
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: Nickel

An RSA member, who works for Remington, found some paperwork a few years ago which shows that Remington got it's first vat for nickel plating in 1870. Before that, Remington sourced out the plating. As the admin said, many guns sat around for years and were nickeled long after they were made. Daniel
by aardq
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: Whitmore Hammer Lifter re-stock

Remington would make guns to a customer's order, for additional cost, and it was very possible that they made a pistol grip stock for a normally straight gripped gun. If they got a few orders for these stocks, they may have added the feature to their catalogs to get more orders. This is all a guess ...
by aardq
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: MK II and MK III Flare pistol
Replies: 0
Views: 229

MK II and MK III Flare pistol

Just got a MK II flare pistol, with a locking problem. Does anyone know where schematics, or parts for these flare guns can be found? It appears to be missing part(s) of the bbl locking system? Soaking in Kroil right now, maybe tomorrow it will come apart so I can examine the parts and see what migh...
by aardq
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of a derringer trigger spring
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: In need of a derringer trigger spring

Hello Kaiser, I hoped that someone would chime in with a parts source or two. You may have to buy a "parts" gun that is far from beautiful, but functioning, just to get the spring. Or, have a gunsmith make a spring, neither which is cheap. What condition is the DD in? Is it worth the potential cost ...
by aardq
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS
Replies: 29
Views: 15891

Re: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS

Hi Henry, It depends on what you call successful. Granted there were only about 5,000 DAs and 5000 SAs, so compared to CW production, a small run. The SAs were made well into the 1880s, so there was a market for them. The DAs don't appear in any catalogs after the 1877 catalog. By then, Rem was more...
by aardq
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS
Replies: 29
Views: 15891

Re: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS

Hi Henry, Ya made me go check my Rider. It cocks in SA just like any other SA revolver. There is no "rest" or hesitation of any kind. The pull isn't real smooth, actually a bit stiff, but it isn't what I'd consider a real hard pull. All the early DAs had somewhat fragile actions. Exhibit A is the Co...
by aardq
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Manufacture Date
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Help with Manufacture Date

Hi George,

Barrel length is nominal, and not always exact. They may vary by 1/8", or even by 1/4". Rem wasn't going to scrape a barrel just because it was a little shorter than normal.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures.

Daniel