Owner of a Model 1900 serial No. 328143

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Owner of a Model 1900 serial No. 328143

Post by wizzer » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:48 am

A new member to the Society. Looking for a forelock for a model 1900 sxs 12 ga
serial number 328143 KD///P

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Re: Owner of a Model 1900 serial No. 328143

Post by dieNusse1 » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:25 am

Your 1900 was built about mid 1902. The K stands for K grade while the D indicates it has Damascus barrels. The absence of an E (as in KED) means your 1900 has extractors rather than ejectors. The symbols /// and P are somewhat unknown. There should be numbers stamped on the barrel lugs which indicate choke. If there are only two characters a leading 3 is assumed. Remington used a 1 1/4 oz load of #8 shot which amounts to 512 pellets fired at a 30" circle from 40 yds. So, for example if the lug is stamped 344 the degree of choke would be 67% or IM.

If you need a new forearm iron make sure it's for the extractor model.

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Re: Owner of a Model 1900 serial No. 328143

Post by Researcher » Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:05 am

Do the barrels have an extractor or the split ejectors? If it is a KD-Grade it must be one of the first ones.

When the K-quality guns (aka Model 1900) first appear in the first 1901 Remington Arms Co. catalog, there was only the K-Grade with plain extractors & Remington Steel barrels and the KED-Grade with ejectors & Damascus barrels. Those remained the offerings through the second 1901 catalog and both 1902 catalogs. In the 1903-04 Remington Arms Co. catalog they added the KD-Grade --
KD- and KED-Grade 1903-04.jpeg
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Finally by the first 1906 catalog they filled out the line by adding the KE-Grade with ejectors & Remington steel barrels.

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