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by dieNusse1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Stupid Question
Replies: 3
Views: 708

Stupid Question

I've heard that the only stupid question is the one not asked so here goes. There is limited loading data for sabots and slugs in general. Assuming that either a rifled or smooth bore deer barrel is used is there any reason to believe there is any difference in pressures developed whether equal weig...
by dieNusse1
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

To NO DEAR - I'm always looking for suitable loads for my early Remingtons and I'd like to try yours. You posted your "recipe" but did not indicate which hull you used. Can you please supply?

Thanks in advance,
by dieNusse1
Fri Nov 22, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Date my Remington Whitmore
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Date my Remington Whitmore

If the gun has been checked and is safe I'd go ahead and have a bit of fun. I normally use brass shells as they are easy to reload and last forever. The rule of thumb is an equal VOLUMN of BP to shot. I use 11 gauge wads in the 12 gauge brass shells. Plastic hulls work as well but won't last as long...
by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: VERY EARLY WINGMASTER 870 STD. DEER GUN
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: VERY EARLY WINGMASTER 870 STD. DEER GUN

The 870 was introduced about 1951 and since then some 11 million have been placed in service. We normally don't provide valuations since condition is so important. However since yours seems to be NIB I would say it would be worth $400 more or less. Although NIB, it does have wear and damage and I do...
by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: request date of shipping Remington Model 1889
Replies: 3
Views: 1058

Re: request date of shipping Remington Model 1889

Your '89 was made in 1901. I don't believe shipping records still exist.
by dieNusse1
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 3033

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

My first guess would be to look at 44 S&W brass also known as the 44 Russian. I don't know how available the 44 S&W is but the 44 S&W Special is a longer version of the 44 S&W and could be cut down and used. However, you may want to make a cast of the chamber to get a better idea. Good luck and enjoy.
by dieNusse1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 3033

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

I assume the load for a C&B pistol would be the same for a cartridge load. For a 44 cal. C&B load I use about 22 - 28 gr and 15 - 20 gr. for 36 cal. depending on the weapon. The load does affect accuracy so bit of experimentation may be needed. In both cases I use FFFG. As far as BP substitutes I've...
by dieNusse1
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

I assume there are loading manuals available in France that will provide the information you need to produce low pressure loads. Here, many powder and bullet manufacturers publish recommendations which usually include pressure and velocity data.
by dieNusse1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

The '89s were advertised as being suitable for the smokeless powders of the day. That being said, many of us do hand load low pressure rounds. I keep mine below 5000 psia. In any event, you may want to have your '89 checked by a knowledgeable smith before loading rounds. On the other hand shooting B...
by dieNusse1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

Well that's a real bummer. I don't know how French customs would treat a package marked "antique shotgun part".
by dieNusse1
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model
Replies: 20
Views: 2304

Re: In need of info on a Remington 1889 model

If interested I have a 32" grade 3 barrel (243704) of 1904 vintage. Left barrel stamped 41 or almost Full while right is stamped 25 or IM. Reseacher is correct - have a qualified smith check the weapon before firing. The '04 barrel was made well within the smokeless era and many of us still shoot lo...
by dieNusse1
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted

First, as to ammo I would stick to BP loads.

Restoration? The pistol appears to be in good mechanical condition and safe to fire. I think the cost to restore it would be excessive. I'd enjoy it as is but you may want to consult with Turnbull or others to get an estimate.

Good luck and enjoy!
by dieNusse1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted
Replies: 11
Views: 1932

Re: Please Help identify this revolver, better photos posted

If, as you insist, this is not a conversion, why did Remington retain the frame loading cutout?
by dieNusse1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858 Remington New Army 36 Calibre (I Think)
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: 1858 Remington New Army 36 Calibre (I Think)

Nice find. Too bad it's not in shooting condition. Army models were usually 44 Cal while Navy models were 36 Cal.
by dieNusse1
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Model 1889 choke determination
Replies: 2
Views: 1053

Re: Model 1889 choke determination

Remington would usually stamp three character numbers on the lugs to indicate degree of choke. If only two numbers are stamped a leading 3 is assumed. Remington used a load of 1 1/4 oz of #8 shot (511 pellets) to target a 30" circle at 40 yds. So divide your stamped number by 511 and you will have t...