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by aardq
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3

Thanks for the info. I might even understand more now than before! :D
Daniel
by aardq
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3
Replies: 8
Views: 734

Re: Date for Rem/Hepburn #3

There are several 40-70 cartridges, and I found no info for a 40-2 1/2 Rem. Marlin man says that it's like the 40-70 Ballard, which is a straight wall case. Does your rifle use a straight wall case? Just curious.


Thanks,
Dan
by aardq
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: re post pic
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: re post pic

Hi Cloverleaf,

You have a very nice pistol. A lot are found in 90% condition, but that one is really nice. What caliber? Center fire, or rim fire?

Enjoy your "new" pistol.

Daniel
by aardq
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Rider .32 rimfire DA/SA Revolver
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Remington Rider .32 rimfire DA/SA Revolver

Hello again. A quick check in another sources states that some Riders were made with the shorter barrels, so please ignore what I said about the barrel length.

Daniel
by aardq
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington Rider .32 rimfire DA/SA Revolver
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Remington Rider .32 rimfire DA/SA Revolver

OK, I’ll take a crack at this little pistol, but first an explanation of the Remington world today. Remingtons are not as popular with collectors as are Colts, so we have fewer people to draw from. Many Remington experts have died over the years, and there aren’t as many “younger” folks getting inte...
by aardq
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington New Model Army
Replies: 5
Views: 729

Re: Remington New Model Army

Very nice collection. That would make for a very nice display. Do you know when or where he got the gun?

Thanks,
Dan
by aardq
Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model Navy - 1863 production
Replies: 1
Views: 344

Re: New Model Navy - 1863 production

Welcome to the RSA web site. Unfortunately, there is almost no way to learn where the gun went when it left the factory. Rem records are non-existent, and military records are few and far between. Does the pistol have a cartouche (2-3 letters in an oval) on the left lower grip? Any single letters st...
by aardq
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model Army, real deal?
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: New Model Army, real deal?

Hi Cyten, Nice revolver. As Bill told you, the letters you found mean that it was inspected by government inspectors. There is a serial on the tab of the trigger guard which might match one of the other numbers. That might be an indicator of which part was replaced. The grips were probably replaced ...
by aardq
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date

Congratulations on your lucky find.

Enjoy the rifle,
Dan
by aardq
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date
Replies: 7
Views: 830

Re: Alf Reickhoff / Malvern Remington No 4 .22 Need to date

Are there any markings on the receiver? If not you will probably have to consider it to be a modern gun, as marlinman said. If the frame is marked, "E. Remington & Sons," then it was made before 1888, and thus an antique. Since the frame is "the firearm," this gun would then be an antique. Good luck...
by aardq
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Questions about a Remington NMA possibly unfired
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Questions about a Remington NMA possibly unfired

Hi Lidsman, You are correct on what I meant. After the war some guns were kept in storage, some were issued to state militias, and most were sold to distributors for re-sale on the civilian market. Some NMAs were sent to France during the Franco-Prussian War. The government may have also sent some t...
by aardq
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Questions about a Remington NMA possibly unfired
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: Questions about a Remington NMA possibly unfired

Hi Lidsman, Welcome to the RSA web site. You have a very nice NMA, made in Aug, 1864, and inspected so it was a US owned gun. The "BH" inspector's cartouche is for Benjamin Haris, a principle sub-inspector. It appears to be fired very little, with some of the blue flaking off, which is normal. Rem o...
by aardq
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: Does Remington have a History letter
Replies: 3
Views: 769

Re: Does Remington have a History letter

Hi Frank, Sadly, there are few, if any known factory records. Neither Rem, nor the RSA can give a letter. There will be a two letter date code on guns made in 1922 or later, so if your gun has them, it tells the month and year shipped. For now, that's the best there is. These are great shooting guns...
by aardq
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Mystery Remington
Replies: 2
Views: 681

Re: Mystery Remington

Hi Caren, Yup, it's a mix master! A new model army, with a replaced bbl. The inspector's marks, and the cartouche indicate government purchase. Any chance the number on the trigger guard tab matches the frame? Without marks on the bbl, it's just a guess where it came from. The frame is so heavily bu...
by aardq
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Remington Revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: 1858 Remington Revolver

Hi Nate,

Now you have a good idea that the gun was a government purchase. The number on the trigger guard tab is on the inside, so the TG must be removed. The inspector's cartouche on the left grip often is worn away. Since it's a 44, it just had it's 127th birthday! :wink:

Dan