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by dieNusse1
Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: New to the form question about 1894 doubles
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: New to the form question about 1894 doubles

Mike, sorry about the barrel length comment. I was using the info on page 132. Question is whether the info on page 158 applies to grade D only or to '94's in general. If in general, when was the 26" 12 GA barrel introduced?
by dieNusse1
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: New to the form question about 1894 doubles
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: New to the form question about 1894 doubles

Good to hear your stock replacement went well. In my case I have a semi-inletted stock which I don't think will work because the sides will be soooooo thin. It won't go to waste as I have another restock project. I did contact a stock maker (macongunstocks.com) and they have both sizes. I assume oth...
by dieNusse1
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: New to the form question about 1894 doubles
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: New to the form question about 1894 doubles

Well, now we have established that "lite" 12's were made for both A grade '94's and late production 1900's. Anyone out there have or know of a '94 lite 12 of higher grade or earlier 1900 production? BrownWM -- on another matter -- have you restocked your '94? My 1900 has a replacement stock and I'd ...
by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: New to the form question about 1894 doubles
Replies: 22
Views: 4615

Re: New to the form question about 1894 doubles

I had a question about that as well. I tried to post it on the forum several days ago but it seems to have not gone through. Anyway, I have several '94's and 1900's - all 12's. One 1900 (KED - 1910 production) is smaller than the rest - about 1/8" narrower across both the water table and bolsters. I...
by dieNusse1
Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Member new owner with an 1889 10 gauge questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: New Member new owner with an 1889 10 gauge questions

I had another thought about black powder. You asked about shot cups. Pure cups with fiber over powder wads might work ok but my experience with one piece plastic wads is that they tend to melt leaving strips of plastic in the barrel. Don't think it's dangerous but it's not a good situation either. O...
by dieNusse1
Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Member new owner with an 1889 10 gauge questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2137

Re: New Member new owner with an 1889 10 gauge questions

As I recall, the general rule of thumb when loading black powder shot shells is to use equal volumes of powder and shot. I've loaded 12's for years and it works fine. I started with plastic cases but then moved on to brass because the plastic cases seem to develop holes in the side when used a coupl...
by dieNusse1
Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Do Barrels interchange from model 1889 to model 1885?
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Do Barrels interchange from model 1889 to model 1885?

To determine the gauge you need to measure the width of the bolsters. (Heavy 10 -- 2 9/16"), (10 & 12 - 2 3/8"), (16 - 2 5/16")

Since all other measurements are the same for the regular 10 and the 12, I assume a 12 barrel could be mounted on a 10 frame.
by dieNusse1
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1885 Barrel Only Needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Remington 1882 Barrel Only Needed

If I'm reading the S/N correctly (18781) it would appear that you have an '85 rather than an '82 according to Semmer's book. The '82 S/Ns ran from 1000 - ~17000.
by dieNusse1
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:33 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: How can you tell if an old Remington has "Damascus" barrels
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Re: How can you tell if an old Remington has "Damascus" barr

What you appear to have is a model 1889 double made in 1901. They were offered in three grades - #! with plain steel barrels, #2 (better) with twist steel barrels and the best grade, #3, with damascus barrels. Grade 4 and above were special order. The grade number should be stamped on the water tabl...
by dieNusse1
Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Remington Model 870 Express 16 gauge Express
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: Remington Model 870 Express 16 gauge Express

Reloading can be a enjoyable activity while saving a bit of money and discovering loads that best fit your needs. As to the how - follow established loading data, double check used hulls and never reuse wads. Safety first!
by dieNusse1
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: RS / Post - 1898
Topic: Shooting slugs and buck shot in 16 ga 870 Express
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Shooting slugs and buck shot in 16 ga 870 Express

Choke tubes are available for turkey shooting and I seem to remember ones available for slugs. I guess you could shoot sans any tube but that may bugger the threads. (???)
by dieNusse1
Fri Sep 27, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 disassembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: 1894 disassembly

The trigger plate is a tight fit to the action body. A rap or two with a plastic or rubber hammer can be used to free the trigger plate. The stock will be easy to remove once the trigger plate is loose.
by dieNusse1
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: RS / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1894 disassembly
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Re: 1894 disassembly

What are you interested in doing? From memory, to get into the action body first remove the trigger guard by removing the screw(s) on the tang and then rotate the guard counter clock-wise. Next remove the screw located under the break lever and the screws located in the trigger plate. At this point ...
by dieNusse1
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: General comments or discussion
Topic: 1894 Parts
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: 1894 Parts

Many parts for the '94 will interchange with 1900 parts. In the case of the trigger guard, there are two types - one screw and two screw versions attaching the guard tang to the stock. The difference between the '94 and 1900 guards is that the s/n was engraved on the '94 tang being while stamped on ...
by dieNusse1
Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: WTB / Pre - 1899
Topic: WTB: Right Side Hammer for an 1882 double
Replies: 6
Views: 3739

Re: WTB: Right Side Hammer for an 1882 double

Sorry to report that the right hammer is not a '82 and I'm not completely sure the left one is correct either.

Good luck