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by aardq
Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Question on 1890 Revolver
Replies: 2
Views: 1273

Re: Question on 1890 Revolver

Is it an 1890? Is the barrel marking E. Remington & Sons, or Remington Arms? The mainspring is incorrect.The web doesn't look quite right. But, that may be my eyes. The file marks could mean just about anything that your imagination can come up with. The usual is that the gun has 4 bodies on it, but...
by aardq
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: A few questions about a Model 1863
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Re: A few questions about a Model 1863

If you want to shoot it, use the repo parts. If it won't be shot, then I'd use the original parts.
Good luck
by aardq
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: SERIAL NUMBERS OF 1890 REVOLVERS
Replies: 7
Views: 3403

Re: SERIAL NUMBERS OF 1890 REVOLVERS

Does the serial on the trigger guard tab also match? What finish does the gun have? You have a rare gun so enjoy it.
by aardq
Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: A few questions about a Model 1863
Replies: 10
Views: 2379

Re: A few questions about a Model 1863

Have you tried Dixie Gun Works for parts? Another source is Jim Shaffer, 412-672-6830. You can also post a WTB in the RSA journal on on this site.
by aardq
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: White / Yellow grips on Over / Under .41 Derringer?
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

Re: White / Yellow grips on Over / Under .41 Derringer?

Those are probably plastic grips made in the 1950s or 60s. Mother of Pearl is too brittle to checker, an d real ivory doesn't have the color pattern that those grips have. Remington escutcheons have three small points equally spaced around the circumference so I believe that the escutcheons came wit...
by aardq
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1875 Revolver 45 cal. s/n 16
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

Re: 1875 Revolver 45 cal. s/n 16

You have a very rare and desirable gun. Very few were made in 45 Colt. The Cylinder looks like its a 45, but try a 45 or 44 case to make sure. The 11.453 is the metric designation of .45 leading to the possibility that it was sent to another country, but then why hide the number under the grip panel...
by aardq
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1863 new model pocket
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Remington 1863 new model pocket

There is a fourth model of the pocket pistol. It has a brass frame and a steel trigger guard. Remington would have introduce parts changes during production and would use the old parts first, thus creating several models.
by aardq
Mon Sep 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington & Sons Sept 14, 1858 pistol - looking for info
Replies: 10
Views: 2760

Re: Remington & Sons Sept 14, 1858 pistol - looking for info

It appears that you have either a Remington, Single Action Belt Model, or a Police model. The screws on the belt or police models enter the frame from the right while the Army and Navy models have screws that enter the frame from the left. A Belt barrel should be 6 1/2", while a police barrel could ...
by aardq
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1875 Finish/configuration
Replies: 3
Views: 1557

Re: Remington 1875 Finish/configuration

In general, Remington pistols will have the screws, hammer, and trigger blued. The trigger guard usually had the same finish as the rest of the pistol. Check the tab on the trigger guard to see if the number matches the frame number. If so you're safe in believing that its the original finish. If no...
by aardq
Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: WTB / Pre - 1899
Topic: WTB Unusual conversions of Remington pistols
Replies: 1
Views: 2366

Re: WTB Unusual conversions of Remington pistols

I have to change the e-mail addy in case someone see this and has a gun of interest. aadrqe5@gmail.com
Dan
by aardq
Fri Jun 24, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Model Pocket, 1st Model (Brass frame), .31
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: Remington New Model Pocket, 1st Model (Brass frame), .31

Are you sure that the frame is brass? Only about 650 brass frame pockets are believed to have been made, so a brass frame pocket should have a number below 1000. Some people believe that the brass frames were made overlapping the iron frames and that explains the why there are brass frames with 4-di...
by aardq
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Information Requested on BEALS Patent Rem 1858 36 Caliber
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Information Requested on BEALS Patent Rem 1858 36 Calibe

In his book on Remington Army and Navy pistols, Don Ware believes that when the design changes were made on the single wing pistols, the new versions were serialed from the number 1. I don't believe that he gave a reason other than there are duplicate numbers on the "regular" Beals Navies.
by aardq
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: A shoebox Rem 51 in 380
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

Re: A shoebox Rem 51 in 380

Marv Adams specializes in Rem 51 parts. He should have anything you need. The only contact info that I have is a 4 year old phone number in OH, so EST. 419 - 230 - 7948
Good luck,
Dan
by aardq
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Cylinder Pin for my Remington New Model
Replies: 4
Views: 1588

Re: Cylinder Pin for my Remington New Model

For Repo try Ken van Patten (vanpatten3376@comcast.net), Dixie Gun Works and Numrich Gun Parts. For Original you should try Jim Shaffer, 412-672-6830 (11am-7pm EST). He can be pricy, so how bad do you want it?

Dan
by aardq
Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 51 .380 chrome or nickel plate finish?
Replies: 11
Views: 7291

Re: Remington Model 51 .380 chrome or nickel plate finish?

There might be some factory nickel M-51s, but only one that I'm aware of, that is confirmed as factory nickel. The edges on the gun in the original post appear rounded, not sharp and crisp, so I suspect that it's a re-finish. Having said the above, I am of the opinion that a few nickel guns must hav...