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by aardq
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: RP / Post - 1898
Topic: REM 51 380 breech block with minor crack at left rear at curve
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: REM 51 380 breech block with minor crack at left rear at curve

Hi Steve,

Too much work and money to fix it. Get another another one. I'll suggest Marv Adams, he specialized in Model 51 parts. This is the last number I have for him, but it's several years old.
Good luck,
Daniel
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by aardq
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Rem New Mod Army Revolver
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: 1858 Rem New Mod Army Revolver

Hi Camay, Pic will be helpful for ID. Gun 2xx is April, 1862, and should be a Beals model. 35,xxx is Sept, 1863, and should be a New Model Army. The barrel will have 3 lines and the bottom line is: "New Model" Value depends on condition, Keep in mind that one person's 40% is another's 50%, and a thi...
by aardq
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 95
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Model 95

Yup, that makes it look real easy, but as they say, Looks aren't everything. You're dealing with parts that are between 130 and 108 years old. Springs often become brittle over time. They work fine in the gun, but removing and replacing them puts unusual stresses on them. Plus getting the main sprin...
by aardq
Tue Dec 18, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Rem New Mod Army Revolver
Replies: 4
Views: 1417

Re: 1858 Rem New Mod Army Revolver

Hi 264,

How about September of 1864?

Dan
by aardq
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1875 & 1890
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: Model 1875 & 1890

The frames of the percussion guns were cast iron. Could it be that the cartridge guns were also cast iron? Casting was cheaper than forging, so my guess is that whatever metal, it was cast.

Dan
by aardq
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 New Model navy
Replies: 1
Views: 840

Re: 1858 New Model navy

Hi Lammerlaw, Not too bad condition on that NMN. No inspectors marks on the gun, and no cartouche on the left grip mean that it is not a military gun. A lot of guns of that era have file marks because of the demand for guns during and after the US Civil War. Production numbers were important so not ...
by aardq
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 95
Replies: 10
Views: 1493

Re: Model 95

Let's start with the basics. The O/U was not called the model 95 until 1922. Before then it was just a Double Derringer. Your gun is a third model, made 1888 to 1910. It is called by some, a "longline" version because of the length of the top barrel marking. The number 43 is a batch number not a ser...
by aardq
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: CW era New Model Army
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: CW era New Model Army

Hi Mark,

Your gun was made in March 1863, but as above, no way to know where it went to.
Dan
by aardq
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Something bothers me on my Remington Belt model
Replies: 1
Views: 973

Re: Something bothers me on my Remington Belt model

Hi,

I've checked Ware's book on the Army Navy models and found nothing on any hammers that have serrations instead of knurling. Hopefully someone will chime in with the answer.
by aardq
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: ID ìng a Remington 1858
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Re: ID ìng a Remington 1858

The single initial marks are from the inspector that checked that particular item. There were a lot of them and I'm not aware of any list of their names. We do know the names of the the final acceptance inspectors that stamped their cartouche in the left grip.
by aardq
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Engraved revolvers with etched cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Engraved revolvers with etched cylinders

Pic of the scene with a dog. The rider has fired his pistol and the puff of smoke can be seen.
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by aardq
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Engraved revolvers with etched cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Engraved revolvers with etched cylinders

So ar I've found 4 versions of the same, basic scene. 1) The first variation has two riders, with guns. facing each other 2) The second variation has a dog with each rider in the scene. 3) The third variation has the riders going in the same direction. 4) The fourth variation has two men standing, f...
by aardq
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Engraved revolvers with etched cylinders
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Engraved revolvers with etched cylinders

Have come across a few engraved large, and medium revolvers with etched cylinders, and wonder why etched and not engraved? Any one have any info on these oddities?
Thanks,
Dan
by aardq
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: Hello From MI
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

Re: Hello From MI

Welcome from Genesee County, MI. I'm a pistol collector.
by aardq
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NMA
Replies: 1
Views: 611

Re: NMA

Saw the article and the pic. Next time at a show with an auction house display, I'll play more attention to the guns they bring.

Dan