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Feb 1926 , I believe !!!
Feb 1926 , I believe !!!
thanks Steve, am confused serial # (427XX) puts it at 1922, however "LT" on upper left front trigger guard makes it appear as feb. 1926. backstrap/grip safety looks like it may have been replaced as finish appears different than rest of gun. Could this have been returned factory work, then have the "LT" applied at that time; but finish is consistent with rest of pistol except for backstrap/grip safety! More confused -- no PM's as yet!
thanks steve -- I thought letter codes only applied to rifle/shotgun barrels. not sure I know how to upload photos yet. capital letters "LT" are located on upper front of left side trigger guard, both being evenly spaced and centered in that space.
When your posting look a bit lower there's an attachments tab (options is default clicked)
Now MAYBE they should have put this between here and the submit, but I didn't write the software
thanks to admin for posting info -- will see if I can figure it out. would like to circle back to Model 51 trigger guard letter codes. on Ed Buffaloe's great site he shows a close up of pistol (serial #65688) with an LN code on trigger guard. that would be a .32 made in 1923 but the LN makes it feb. 1922! Huh? Ed states the following, "The letters above the trigger guard are date stamps, supposedly used on guns after regular production had ceased. I'm not sure all the available information jives with this theory." am still wondering if barrel code date stamps can be applied to 51 pistol frames!
Mystery may be solved! In an email from Remington they said, "The LT markings are just inspector markings, they carry no significance for dating the pistol." I may contact the Remington historian [(800) 243-9700] to find out if they have any info regarding identity of inspectors.
That serial is 1923.Rem51Guy wrote: ↑Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:42 pmMystery may be solved! In an email from Remington they said, "The LT markings are just inspector markings, they carry no significance for dating the pistol." I may contact the Remington historian [(800) 243-9700] to find out if they have any info regarding identity of inspectors.
have not heard name Frank Anchor mentioned in connection with the "anchor" mark. that mark is typically found on upper right side of trigger guard and the bottom of backstrap/grip safety. Inspectors usually left their mark (or initials) only on the frame. thought "anchor" was nothing more than a proofmark. some Model 51's have a "sun" mark; would the inspector's name be SUN or SUNNY or maybe SONNY?
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