Remington 1861 Army with a late address

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Patbar
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

Post by Patbar »

Hi Karu,

We shouldn't forget that we are one the REMINGTON SOCIETY website and stop talking about French 1873, Moore teat-fire, Spencer carbine or Smith and Wesson no. 2.

But I must say that I feel exactly the same as you about this last gun. The S&W no.2 is my favorite American handgun ! Its design is really beautiful !

Two or three years ago, I was lucky enough to get one in practically mint condition for 680 € ($750).

Have a nice day too.
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karu
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

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Hi Patbar,
You're rignt! Sorry to have drift away from the study of Remington firearms..
I will do better next time.
Your gun is really nice and you got it for a good price (mine was 850€).
Have a good week end my friend,
Karu
karu
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

Post by karu »

Hi Everybody,
I found this very interesting article on Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver Inspection Marks
by Charles Pate.

https://springfieldarsenal.files.wordpr ... -28-35.pdf

There is a lot of informations...
Do you think that process could be the same for the Remington revolvers??

To be continued..
Thanks,
Karu
aardq
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

Post by aardq »

Hi Karu,

The process was established by the Ordnance Dept., so the inspectors would follow the same procedure for all manufactures. The inspectors may vary, but the procedures are the same.

Dan
vr1967
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

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karu wrote: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:29 pm
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Got a question for the experts. Is this cylinder a replacement? I’m asking because of the safety notches.

I was sent photos of M1861 66xx and it has the safety notches in its cylinder, but I thought they were part of the “New Model”

Thanks
Virgil
karu
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

Post by karu »

Hi Virgil,
The cylinder of my revolver is not a replacement.
The same serial number is stamped at the rear of the cylinder (#2610).
The cylinder is not supposed to have a serial number but in this case it was made to identify the cylinder to the revolver.
Also, the shape of the notches at the rear of the cylinder (for the hand spring), is corresponding to a "late Beals cylinder".
The early Beals and Elliot models do not have safety notches.
The change was made in Jan-March 1863.
Your Elliot revolver was made in Nov. 1862.
The modification was made after in arsenals or by a skilled gunsmith..

Bye,
Karu
nambujim
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

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I don't often stray into this part of the "Forum" but for information purposes I have an Old Model Army in about 90% condition, Serial 2651 or 41 higher than your revolver.

It has the proper barrel with a two line address, top line "Patented December 17, 1861. It has clear cartouches on both grips along with "JJ" inspectors marks on the left side of the barrel & frame as well as the cylinder.

Jim Peterson
Charlotte, NC
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Re: Remington 1861 Army with a late address

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I found a S&W 1 1/2 (I think) in one of my less visited safes the other day, looks near factory new ;)
I must have liked it too...
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