Engraved Rem 12C

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Duke74
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Engraved Rem 12C

Post by Duke74 »

In 2014 (Hawk46) asked for some information on a "R W Baird" that engraved his Model 31. Is Hawk46 still around. I have a Rem12C Mfg in 1924 engraved by "R W". It is a squirrel in a tree on one side and two rabbits on the other, plus other work. Grade a D or better. Please respond. DD
Fowlgunner
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Re: Engraved Rem 12C

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Hey Duke,

Sorry to post late, but I was hoping some of the Rifle guys might catch your post, I'm out of my element there.

However, in shotgun engraving by 1924 engravers were still not initialing their work.

I have not heard of a RW Remington engraver of that era, which means absolutely nothing as there is very little definitively known.

Gene M would be your best bet to help you research your rifle.

Pictures would also help some of us maybe tell if it seemed to be Factory or possibly a custom engraving job.

I hope this helps.

Will
ChuckD
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Re: Engraved Rem 12C

Post by ChuckD »

Duke,
I just now noticed your post. Where is the "RW" located and is it stamped or engraved?
The early M-12's had the serial number stamped on the front underside of the frame and RW was just above it.
I believe it stood for Remington Works. If this is the location of your RW, then I believe it isn't an engravers mark.
As Fowlguner said photos would be best.
Fowlgunner
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Re: Engraved Rem 12C

Post by Fowlgunner »

Thanks ChuckD for the further insight.

If that is the case than that is the Remington Model Code.

In Shotguns the:

Model 1894 - P
Model 1900 - Q
Model 10 - U
Model 11 - V
Model 17 - BO

I believe I have heard of a letter designation for the Model 14 Rifles but it escapes me at the moment.

Hope this helps,

Will
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