Mystery Remington

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Caren
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Mystery Remington

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I need some help from the experts. I picked up this piece for a reasonble price as a project gun. I am not sure of its lineage. It a appears to be a bit of a mix master and maybe a defarb and/or poor restoration based on melted lines and pitting under the finish. Here are some of the features portrayed in the attached photos:

Round barrel. “B” on the loading lever web. “J” on the left side of the frame. Grips with vintage appearance, with remnants of cartouche (CGC- Charles G. Curtis ???). Inside of grip marked “1861 AD”. Serial number 14094. No other identifying marks or proof marks on frame, barrel or cylinder.
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aardq
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Re: Mystery Remington

Post by aardq »

Hi Caren,

Yup, it's a mix master! A new model army, with a replaced bbl. The inspector's marks, and the cartouche indicate government purchase. Any chance the number on the trigger guard tab matches the frame? Without marks on the bbl, it's just a guess where it came from. The frame is so heavily buffed that the edges are reshaped to a rounded contour, and the screw holes are dished. Does it have 2 mainsprings? We know that is wrong. The loading lever catch is either a replacement, or very highly modified original. Looks like the grip screw and eucshon are replacements. The cylinder pin is modified or a replacement. It was made in Feb, 1863.

Good Luck with your project,
Daniel
Caren
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Re: Mystery Remington

Post by Caren »

Thanks so much. Happy to hear that the frame, at least is legit. The "B" and "J" stamps looked about right to me, but I know less about the Remingtons than I do about my Colt Pockets. My plans are to clan it up, replace the nipples, fix the trigger guard (which by the way has no S/N), fix the curl on the stocks and make a decent shooter. If I get really ambitious, I will strip it and draw file the edges a bit and rust blue. It will be a fun project and be kind of unique.

Thanks again,
Caren
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