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by aardq
Fri May 01, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 1871

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

To your question of relining vs re-boring. Relining is when a rifled liner is inserted into the old bbl. This always means that the old bbl will have to be bored out to fit the outside diameter of the reline tube. As said above, a re-line only affects the bore, not the chamber Re boring is when the ...
by aardq
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement
Replies: 35
Views: 1871

Re: Rolling Block #1 Barrel replacement

Does Numirch still offer the 45-70 barrels? How about E. R. Shaw for a bbl? They have a wide selection of bbls in several different contours, and lengths to your order. They also fit their bbls to your action, and they may sell, and install a bbl for you, in your caliber of choice. They may be the b...
by aardq
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: How to tell the old from the new R-51
Replies: 0
Views: 865

How to tell the old from the new R-51

Rem released the R-51 and discovered there were problems. They updated the design and released the "new" R-51. Does anyone know how to tell the difference between the two variations of the R-51? Anything that is visible? A change in the serial numbers?

Thanks,
Daniel
by aardq
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Calling Rolling Block Experts
Replies: 10
Views: 721

Re: Calling Rolling Block Experts

In reply to an above post about Shuyler, Hartley, and Graham being the largest distributor of Rem guns. They better be! They were the consortium, with Marcus Hartley as the head, that took over the bankrupt E Remington & Sons in 1888, and reformed it into Remington Arms Co. In other words, they were...
by aardq
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS
Replies: 24
Views: 11146

Re: RESEARCH PROJECT: BELT/RYDER REVOLVERS

Scrolling through this post on the Belt models, Henry II said that not many riders were made. Jim hasn't replied with numbers, but I have helped him collect info, and what he has found are serials up to 10022. That is almost 2x what most people though was the total made. Another surprising result is...
by aardq
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references

Hi Clay, Yup, that bbl is cut! The muzzle isn't properly crowned so it is obvious that it was cut. But, you're right that the front sight was re-installed very skillfully, to the point of looking like a factory installation. Have fun and enjoy your gun. Please let us know how you did making the cart...
by aardq
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references
Replies: 9
Views: 1182

Re: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references

Hello Again Clay, Yes, there are a few, very few "short" barrel 75s, and most are done by the factory, but some were done by gunsmiths. There is no way to know for sure, but check the front sight. On a cut barrel, the sight will have to be removed first, and then installed on the cut barrel. Unless ...
by aardq
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal
Replies: 12
Views: 750

Re: 1875 Remington cylinder pin removal

Hi John, Sorry to hear about your 75 problems. I no longer have that pic to re-post. You may want to post a WTB here. You never know when someone has a few parts laying around. Since you're not going to shoot it, if the Uberti ejector assembly fits, then why not? It will be obvious to any future buy...
by aardq
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box

Hi Rick, I just checked you dimensions against my Elliots. The 32 will barely fit, and the 22 has some room, so I suspect that it is a box for the 22 Elliot. The practice on here is that we don't give values unless we can inspect it in person. Boxes are rarer than the guns they are for, and often go...
by aardq
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: remington heir
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: remington heir

Hello again,

Your Zig, #34 is listed in the "Current research" section. I appears to have surfaced in 2008 before disappearing again.

Enjoy them,
Dan
by aardq
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: remington heir
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: remington heir

Hi gundummy, Wow!! Nice inheritance you've got. Are you an heir of the Rem family, or did you just inherit some Rem guns? We're nosy around here! :) Can you post some pic of the Zig, and of the RB Navy pistol? As you probably know, only 1000 zigs were made, and we have a list here under the "Current...
by aardq
Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box

A friend just told me that the boxes were gun specific, so a smaller box is for the 5-shot 22, while a slightly larger box was for the 4-shot, 32.

Dan
by aardq
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box

Hi Rikkn,

Is it for the 5 shot, or the 4 shot, or can it be used for either?

Thanks,
Dan
by aardq
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box
Replies: 12
Views: 977

Re: Elliot Repeating Pistol Box

Hi Rikkn,

Are you selling the box, and if so, what is your asking price?

Thank you,
Dan
by aardq
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Found Smoot in floor
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Found Smoot in floor

Hi Matt, Thanks for the pic. You have one of 3,000, No 2 Smoots, made 1878 -1886. My guess is that it was made in 1878 or 1879. It should be in 32rf, but a few were made in 30rf. I have no idea where you might find a replacement screw. You might try parts dealers at gun shows, or a posting here on t...