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by billt
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model Army
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: New Model Army

Hello, Welcome to the forum. Your great, great grandfathers revolver was manufactured and delivered to the Ordnance Department in February of 1864. A quick check of the Springfield Research Database does not list serial number 54774. However, the revolver with serial number 54624 was issued to Compa...
by billt
Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1867 Rolling Block Pistol
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: 1867 Rolling Block Pistol

Hello Mike, Your pistol was one of 6500 originally made as the model 1865 pistol for the Navy and delivered in 1867 and 1868. On the right side of the frame is the proof mark ”P” along with the letters FCW for Frank C Warner who was a military inspector at the time. There was also his FCW cartouche ...
by billt
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: SERIAL NUMBERS OF 1890 REVOLVERS
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

Re: SERIAL NUMBERS OF 1890 REVOLVERS

Hi Dan,
Flayderman said approximately 2020. I think the numbers are approximate enough. By the way SN 2021 was auctioned by RI in 2013 and was supposedly owned by Cole Younger. SN 2028 was auctioned by Poulin in 2017 with a holster with an Indian Police badge attached.

Regards,

Bill
by billt
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Question, odd G stamp on right grip frame
Replies: 7
Views: 877

Re: Question, odd G stamp on right grip frame

Hi Chuck, I have seen a Remington 1875 revolver with that same size ‘G’ stamped on the frame under the right grip. I have no idea what it means. I doubt is has anything to do with the mixed serial numbers. I have over the years recorded sixty New Model Army revolvers with mixed serial numbers. From ...
by billt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 3 CW Remington Revolver pick up
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: 3 CW Remington Revolver pick up

Hi, NMA serial number 43338 was made in November of 1863. The "initials carved in the grip" is most likely the Principal sub inspectors cartouche indicating the revolver was accepted by the Ordnance Department. NMA serial number 80736 was made in June of 1864. If there is no cartouche on the grip an...
by billt
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: RR / Pre -1899
Topic: Split Breech Carbine Mark
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Split Breech Carbine Mark

Hi, I have a type two Split Breech carbine, which is finished in white. It has a faint cartouche on the stock, inspector’s marks on the frame and butt plate. It also has a US stamped on the butt plate and a rack number of 2772 stamped on the top of the stock in front of the butt plate. There is anot...
by billt
Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: ID-ing Remington New Model Army #16921
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: ID-ing Remington New Model Army #16921

Hello Mark, Your revolver was made in March of 1863. It is probably a transition revolver which means is has parts of the previous Elliot model and the New Model. If it has a cone front sight and or a two line barrel address it is a transition revolver. Unfortunately there is no information as to wh...
by billt
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: which rolling-block is this?
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Re: which rolling-block is this?

Hello Pete, I do not believe that pistol is a Remington rolling block. Nothing like this is in the Remington Rolling Block Pistols book by Jerry Landskron. I believe it may be of foreign manufacture or possibly a gunsmith creation. In addition to your observations about the barrel, front sight and l...
by billt
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: CW era New Model Army
Replies: 3
Views: 828

Re: CW era New Model Army

Hi Bob,
Your revolver was manufactured in November of 1864. Unfortunately there are no records of to whom the revolver was shipped or issued to.

Bill
by billt
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Original 1863 Remington New Model Army ? info ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1663

Re: Original 1863 Remington New Model Army ? info ?

I am not sure I would call your revolver a fake. It is not an original Remington built in the 1860’s during the American Civil War. It seems to be a replica probably manufactured in the mid to late 1900’s for Black Powder Shooters who did not want to spend high dollars to shoot an original antique. ...
by billt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: yet, yet another serialnr question (1858 navy rider belt )
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: yet, yet another serialnr question (1858 navy rider belt )

Hi,
You assumed correctly. The Rider Belt revolver worked as a single or double action revolver. Unfortunately there are no production records listing the monthly quantities shipped.

Bill
by billt
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: yet, yet another serialnr question (1858 navy rider belt )
Replies: 11
Views: 1949

Re: yet, yet another serialnr question (1858 navy rider belt )

Hi,
You assumed correctly. The Rider Belt revolver worked as a single or double action revolver. Unfortunately there are no production records listing the monthly quantities shipped.

Bill
by billt
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington factory conversions
Replies: 13
Views: 1807

Re: Remington factory conversions

Does the serial number under the barrel match the one on the frame?

Bill
by billt
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: 1858

Ebay has them as low as $47.20. Amazon has them for $61.
by billt
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1858
Replies: 10
Views: 1571

Re: 1858

Don,
If you want to know more about Remington Army and Navy revolvers get Don wares book, Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861-1888.

Bill