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by billt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1858 Army puzzle
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Remington 1858 Army puzzle

Hi, Not being able to see the whole gun I will make an educated guess. From the placement of the numbers on your revolver I believe you probably have a percussion revolver which has been converted to cartridge. The 29206 is the serial number which can be found of the bottom barrel flat, the left fra...
by billt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Guy - New Smoot - Rod Removal Question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: New Guy - New Smoot - Rod Removal Question

According to “The Guns of Remington” and “Flaydermans Guide to Antique American Firearms” the BHO was the most produced. They both have the number at 12,500 with the BHR (Bird Head Ribbed) at 6000 and the SH (Saw Handle) at 6500. I go to about ten shows a year and have been going for the last ten ye...
by billt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Guy - New Smoot - Rod Removal Question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: New Guy - New Smoot - Rod Removal Question

I did not recall ever seeing a Smoot with a closed ejector channel and went back to check my Smoots. Low and behold I have a # 3 BHO (Birds Head Octagon) version which has a closed ejector channel. It was the first #3 version made and it did not have a rib on the top of the octagon barrel. It also h...
by billt
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Guy - New Smoot - Rod Removal Question
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: New Guy - New Smoot - Rod Removal Question

Hello Andylit, Welcome to the forum. The pin at the front of the barrel retains the ejector rod and ejector rod spring. The round ball with the hole into which the ejector rod goes is a part of the cylinder pin. There is a little tongue sticking out in front of the ball which is also a part of the c...
by billt
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: New Model 1858 help low serial number 3 digits
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: New Model 1858 help low serial number 3 digits

Hello Relicman, By the length of the barrel, the low serial number and not being able to see some pictures I would say you have a Remington Beals Army revolver. The barrel address should read “BEALS’ PATENT. SEPT. 14, 1858/ MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS' ILION. N.Y.” Approximately 1900 were made before...
by billt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Army Conversion with CA marking
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Army Conversion with CA marking

Hi Karsten, Can you tell me the serial number and the conversion number on your C.A. marked revolver. The serial number can be found on the bottom barrel flat and on the frame under the left grip. They are most likely the same. The conversion number (up to four digits) will be found on the bottom ba...
by billt
Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 1195

Re: Remington conversion

Jeff and Karsten, The C.A. stands for Citizens Association as in the Citizens Association of Chicago. Formed in 1874 after the second Chicago fire by a group of business and professional men to institute the reforms demanded by insurance underwriters for increased fire protection in the city. Recogn...
by billt
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: 1890 revolver
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: 1890 revolver

Hello Mike, If your revolver has a short barrel and an 1890 style rib I believe you have a Model 1888. The number 542 is the serial number and the 207 is an assembly number. The barrel address on an 1888 is the same as the 1875 barrel address which is what you revolver has. There are no assembly num...
by billt
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Family revolver
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: Family revolver

Hello, I have an idea about your revolver. Could you look on the under side of the barrel and tell us the serial number.

Thanks,

Bill
by billt
Wed Nov 27, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Remington 1861 Army with a late address
Replies: 18
Views: 1589

Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

Hello Karu, After thinking about a possible scenario about the origin of your revolver I have some thoughts about it. The frame and grips on your revolver are from an Elliot revolver and were inspected as evidenced by the acceptance marks. The barrel and front sight are from a New Model Army with th...
by billt
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help identifying 1858
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Re: Help identifying 1858

Hello, Your revolver is a Remington-Ryder Double Action New Model Belt Revolver. Approximately 3000 to 5000 were manufactured from 1863 to 1873. It was manufactured first in percussion like yours and later in metallic cartridge. Many were also converted from percussion to metallic cartridge and will...
by billt
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

I have never seen that stamp on any Remington revolver but that does not mean it is not a Remington stamp. I checked one of my percussion revolvers with a mixed numbered barrel and frame and found there is an inspection stamp on each side of the barrel (W,J) and on each side of the frame (C,C) in th...
by billt
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

It could be a Whitney conversion he certainly had the expertise to do it, however I doubt he would have worked with Remington on conversions because Remington was trying to keep their employees busy after their revolver contracts dried up after the Civil War. Where on the revolver is the EC located?...
by billt
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion
Replies: 19
Views: 3040

Re: NEED HELP, Identify 1858 New Army Conversion

Hello Clay, Could you post a picture of each side of the whole gun? I suspect it is a non-Remington conversion and the number 19 is an assembly number. I have seen letters stamped on the frame under the trigger guard on most of the revolvers I have examined and I believe they have something to do wi...
by billt
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: RP / Pre - 1899
Topic: Help identifying New Army revolver
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Help identifying New Army revolver

Sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner, I have been out of town. From your last picture it looks you have a type 3 Remington factory conversion, which has been further converted to 44 center fire. The initial six shot 44 percussion revolver was converted by Remington to a five shot 46 rim fire r...