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by aardq
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Surge in Prices?
Replies: 6
Views: 1086

Re: Surge in Prices?

There is no way to know if any increase in prices is due to a rising collector value, or a result of all the panic buying that's happening. We'll have a better idea in a year or so.

Daniel
by aardq
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: Sept 14 1856 revolver
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Sept 14 1856 revolver

Hi BG 28, It appears that you have a New Model Army or Navy. If it’s 36 it’s a Navy Model, and was made in Feb. 1864. If it’s a 44, it’s an Army Model, was made in May of 1863The serial should also be on the underside of the barrel, and on the tab of the trigger guard. The initials on the frame and ...
by aardq
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Manufacture Date
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Help with Manufacture Date

Hi again, Forgot to tell you that your serial is for a New Model Navy, not an 1861, or as they are also called, an Elliot model, or Old Model Navy. Not many 1861s were made between the end of the Beals production, and the start of the New Model production. We need pic to determine which model you ha...
by aardq
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help with Manufacture Date
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Help with Manufacture Date

Hi George, Welcome to the crazy world of Remmies. Pictures always make it easier to help with questions. The 44 pistols were called Army revolvers regardless of who bought them or who they were issued to. The 36s, like yours are called Navy revolvers. Your pistol raises questions. First check the ot...
by aardq
Tue Dec 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Yet another New Model 1858 question
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Yet another New Model 1858 question

Hi Hawthorne, Barrels can be cut. Navy Models are 36 caliber, Armies are 44. I disagree with Billt on the date. According to Don Ware’s book, 16554 would have been made in Aug 1862. Probably a typo on Bill’s part, he is just too accurate to make a mistake like this. Sometimes Rem stamped the number ...
by aardq
Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 information.
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Remington 1858 information.

Hi Txodm, Here is the reply from the expert on Mexican Remmies. It sounds like you have a real mystery gun. Daniel [i]"You say those numbers are on a Percussion New Model Army? I don’t know what the marks mean, but I don’t believe they’re Mexican." "To my knowledge, there are no documented foreign N...
by aardq
Sun Dec 13, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Yes, I can see that it's a $3 per case saving, but how much did the annealing machine cost? What if you don't have a lathe to cut cases? How long does it take to turn 10-15 cases into the new caliber? As you said, "It takes a lot of time." It's all relative to each person's situation, funds, and tim...
by aardq
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 information.
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: Remington 1858 information.

Hi Txodm, It may be a Mexican mark, but it's not the usual mark. R d M. I can't tell what the circular mark is. The other Mexican mark on guns, is a liberty cap, but I don't see one in your pic. Sent the marks off to a fellow collector more familiar with Mexican marks. Will post his reply. Interesti...
by aardq
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

This is a very interesting, and an educational thread. Having read the whole thread, my one comment now is simply, buy the cases already reformed! Yes, they do cost a few dollars, but I know what I value my labor at, and making these cases is very time consuming, not to mention the need for an annea...
by aardq
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: 1911 A1
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: 1911 A1

Hi RJC,

It all depends on what you are looking for. They were made by the typewriter company, Remington-Rand, not the gun maker, Remington Arms. Made for a few years during WW2, with the barrels made by High Standard. It isn't one of the rarer 1911A1s made.
Daniel
by aardq
Mon Oct 26, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1411

Re: 8mmx58r Brass Cases - how do I make them ?

Hi Dr. Bill, While I don't have access to my library right now, once you get into the odd ball and obsolete cartridges you are at the mercy of the specialty dealers. Start by getting a copy of Frank Barnes book: "Cartridges of the World." A wealth of info including some loading data and cartridge di...
by aardq
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model Navy Identification
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: New Model Navy Identification

Hello and welcome, If you have Ware's book, you have as much info as any of us can give you. Your pistol has the single letter inspector's marks, so it is most probably a US contract gun. No cartouche can mean anyone of several things. First, the grips have been replaced. Second, the gun was assembl...
by aardq
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 New Model
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: 1858 New Model

Welcome to the RSA forum, Pictures are always the most helpful info you can send. Your barrel was made in Dec. 1864, while the frame was made in May, 1864. No way to know when, or why the bbl was replaced. No cartouche or single letter inspector’s marks means that this was a civilian market gun. The...
by aardq
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references
Replies: 12
Views: 2372

Re: Remington Model 1875 & 1890 references

Hi Clay, I'm not aware of any books on Hartley, but there must be several. I don't know if he left any personal papers, and where they might be. I do know the location of one of his personal pistols (as of 4 years ago), but that doesn't help you. The best source for info on the 18nn guns is the arti...
by aardq
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: REMINGTON .44 NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER Info Needed...
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: REMINGTON .44 NEW MODEL ARMY REVOLVER Info Needed...

Hi Rob, Welcome to the RSA forum. Your pistol was made in early, Dec. 1863. The front sight has been replaced, it should be a cone. There are no inspector's marks on the gun, and there is no cartouche on the grips, but they could be replacements. Those marks would indicate government purchase, so yo...