Model 51 letter code

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Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:27 pm

Upper left front trigger guard has "LT" stamp. What is this? Serial is 427XX so this is a 1922 pistol. Help me if you can! THANX!!

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Steven Swope » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:30 pm

CHECK YOUR PM'S.. GUYS EMAIL BACK MAY HAVE YOUR ANSWER

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Re: Model 51 letter code

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:51 pm

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!

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Steven Swope » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:41 am

Don't forget ......anything is possible especially at that time in history. Pics of the item would help a lot too !!!!!

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 pm

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.

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by admin » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:13 am

Rem51Guy wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:24 pm
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 ;)
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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:53 pm

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!

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:42 pm

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.

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by admin » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:59 pm

Rem51Guy wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:42 pm
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.

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:25 pm

why would Remington tell me that they are inspector initials and that they do not relate to date of mfg.?? it is already apparent that serial 427XX is from 1922!

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Steven Swope » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:26 pm

Maybe still an issue ?

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:50 pm

am guessing that random pistols were pulled from production and inspected, hence the inspector's initials found on some guns. just my theory though! :idea:

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by aardq » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:09 pm

Many 51s have an anchor stamp on the trigger guard. That is the mark of Rem inspector Frank Anchor, so not all inspector marks are initials.

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Re: Model 51 letter code

Post by Rem51Guy » Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:49 pm

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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