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Old 03-23-2011, 07:40 PM   #21
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Congratulations on owning a GREAT bit of history! Very nice!

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i know what you are going through. i have been researching 2 guns i just got a 1826 us Springfield and a Kentucky long rifle made by Cornell Kemper. not a lot out there on either gun not to mention not a price anywhere on what they could be worth.

***do you have pics of the Cornell Kemper rifle? Mr. Kemper is/was my wife's grandfather. There are a few rifles owned by the family, but they are always interested in seeing the work he did.

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Old 05-30-2012, 01:21 AM   #23
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A repro doesn't have the Remington name and address nor do they have inspectors stamps tho some do have the cartouche on the grips. It could be a very nicely done fake but a fake wouldn't look that good IMHO.
All reproductions now seem to be from Italy or other European countries, and those companies REQUIRE proof marks ("inspector's stamps") before the gun is allowed to leave the factory.
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I posted some pics with Remington, and it is indeed an original, manufactured in 1861. Thanks for everyone's assistance. It was very much appreciated!!!

Jim
Very odd that someone went to the trouble of refinishing the metal -- and somehow forgot about the grips.
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you Sir have a very nice piece of history that is without a doubt in my mind an original 1858 model Remington probably made in the 1860's it looks to be reblued because a pistol that old would have some patina and would be worth more with the original finish. from the looks of that firearm I would classify it NRA Very Good condition and would not hesitate to shoot it

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When my mom passed away last month, she left me a few handguns. I've shot all of them except the 1858 Remington New Model revolver. I've been reading the various threads about the replicas, but how do you know if it's the real deal or a replica?

On the top of the barrel, it says "Patented Sept 14, 1858" Under that it says, "E. Remington & Sons. Ilion, New York USA", and under that it says "New - Model"

Here are some pics, and I appreciate any help. -jim
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On second thought that could be the original finish if it has been kept in its box
looks like it does have patina afterall just hard to tell in the pics.

why don't you send it to me and I will take a better look at it

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Know what? This is the first post here in 11 days. That is sooo sad.

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Very odd that someone went to the trouble of refinishing the metal -- and somehow forgot about the grips.
the more i look at those pictures it is beginning to look more like it is all original and that it has been kept very good care of and kept in its box when it was not in use.
after reading the whole thread I see where the date of manufacture was established. It would be very interesting to find out who the original owner was
knowing its history could make it worth more
As far as a replacement value in the ecnomy as it is right now not knowing any of the history would place it at $2100.00 in its present condition that is if the metal finish is original
if e history was known it could be significantly more and seeing that it was manufactured at the beginning of the Civil war it could have a very rich history.
It will be well worth doing a lttle research to try to find out how your mother came in posession of the revolver it could be that she inherited it from a relative who was a soldier of the Civil War.
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It sure looks real to me, lands in the barrel are a good sign. If the nipples are solid and you have it checked out by a gunsmith first I see no reason why you can't shoot it. Research your loads before you fill 'er up. Nice piece. Remember the bore butter so you don't chamber fire it. ENJOY!!!

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Year and a half old thread. I wonder if he still has it?

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