Try Try Again

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wsmrto
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Try Try Again

Post by wsmrto » Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:18 pm

I guess if this won't get photos on the forum then I will have to send some other way. I have just removed the butstock, which was fitted perfectly. I have not seen any replacement wood that ever fit so perfectly on any of the oldies I have gone thru in the last 30 years. The IMPORTANT thing is the #s on the upper and lower tang Match: g78479. I am looking in the 1 and 2 editions of G. Lawton's books to see where this will come too. Any help with anything so far?? Thanks.
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marlinman93
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Re: Try Try Again

Post by marlinman93 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:32 am

That buttplate and stock appear to be early Sporting Rifle from around 1871.

ehull
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Re: Try Try Again

Post by ehull » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 pm

In records dated Oct., 1874, dealer Schuyler, Hartley & Graham had on hand a total of 120 Remington carbines in .46 RF. These are not annotated as "Old Model," or the split breech type, so they were likely similar to yours. Of these, 60 were "brown" (i.e. blued) and 60 were sent off to be nickel plated. In Nov., 70 of the "brown" carbines were shipped to dealer A. Hoffman in Vera Cruz, Mexico.
So it seems that these may account for some of the Remington production of that era. Note that these carbines are only what passed thru the SH&G store, and the factory may have made more.

ehull
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Re: Try Try Again

Post by ehull » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:53 pm

P.S. SH&G shipped another 90 "browned" .46 RF carbines to Mexican dealers Wexell & Deress On. Oct. 7, 1974. Another 20 such carbines were shipped to Panama on Dec. 3; with 20 more on Jan. 20, 1875. 30 more were sent to A. Hoffman on Dec. 11. 68 were sent from the warehouse to the store for direct sale at the end of 1874. Overall, these do not seem to have been "rare," but are probably seldom seen today.

wsmrto
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Re: Try Try Again

Post by wsmrto » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:10 pm

Thanks so much for the info on this nice old roller. I have wiped it down with ballistol oil and the stock just needed some soap and warm water followed by Howards, not hardly a scratch. The bore is very nice but the breechblock has the FP and retainer screw rusted through. Just fell apart in pieces when it finally came out. Of course the threads are completely gone. I am watching out for another rimfire BB and already have a firing pin. I have considered a temp centerfire BB conversion till I can find a rimfire. Numrich used to have them but that was many years ago. Any ideas or will a standard CF with straight extractor work.

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