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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by jmsask on Today at 12:07:32 AM »
My other 1858 RF
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by jmsask on Today at 12:05:42 AM »
I took these without a flash.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by ninetoes on July 22, 2017, 11:12:29 PM »
Well, my friend, what you have there is neither a restoration nor a mint original. What you have is a gun that somebody made up to look like a mit-ish original. As Hawg has pointed out, the grips are not correct, and look like they came off the assembly line yesterday. Also notice the ?nickled? triggerguard...notice how it shows wear, flaking and pitting, yet the areas around it show 0% bluing wear.  Nope, sorry, that's called "inconsistent wear patterns" and is a dead giveaway for either refinish or parts replacement. Also to the best of my knowledge not a single Remington ever left the factory with a "blank" barrel and NO markings other than a serial number. While the photo may appear to show progessive rifling, it's far too hard to judge from a photo. I suspect you will find it's regular rifling. Another major problem; you should not even remotely be able to remove the barrel from the frame short of serious tools and effort. This leads me to suspect the barrel has been replaced, and not with an original.
The serial number is a very, very low number and not correct for a NMN, on the grip frame the font is too large and the wrong style; on the barrel is not only the wrong style, it's a dead ringer for typical Italian hand numbering.
This pistol conforms in no way to any known example as it sits. 
In fact what I very strongly suspect what you have is a fake. The numbering and grips make me think that what you have is an early repro (possibly ASP) that's had the markings removed and had an original .38RF cylinder (and possibly other bits) fitted, then the whole thing got refinished and sold as an original to somebody who passed it down as an original to the guy who sold it to you.

I could be wrong about what it is, of course, but what I can tell you is what it isn't- and it isn't a completely original Remington either restored or mint. I'm sorry, but that's the case unfortunately. I'm sad to see it, and I hope you didn't get too badly burned on the price.
May I suggest obtaining a copy of Donald Ware's Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861-1888 as a collecting resource?
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by Classanr on July 22, 2017, 07:57:27 PM »
I can't seem to upload more than one pic at a time

That is because you are doing no editing on the images, sending 12mb images.  For these purposes, if you follow Omnivore's advice and chop off the parts of the original image that have nothing to do with the gun in question, and then adjust in your editor the following:

1. Black (aka gamma)
2. Exposure time
3. Contrast
4. Sharpness
5. Color corrected

Sometimes all, sometimes just one or two - you need to experiment with each image to properly bring out the detail you wish to discuss.

When you have a edited version that really points out the detail you wish to discuss, then you export the image as a PNG in 96 DPI.

The image will be 800kb to 1mb in actual size, yet will be more clear to the forum than the original.

Considering that most of the display space of most of your photos is useless data to the questions you post, and you wish to  post more images each time, you will be well-served in many aspects to use a photo editor (serif has a free one you can try) and hack off the extraneous, then use professional techniques to best tell the story.

And you will then be able to upload about 10 per posting.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by Hawg on July 22, 2017, 07:52:48 PM »
What are you seeing Hawg? Though the front sight isn't factory, the grip escutcheons look correct to me.

Original grips have two or three small triangular locks. Those don't appear to have any on the left side and big square ones on the right like on my Rigarmi.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by Bishop Creek on July 22, 2017, 07:43:11 PM »
What are you seeing Hawg? Though the front sight isn't factory, the grip escutcheons look correct to me.
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by Hawg on July 22, 2017, 06:40:53 PM »
The grip escutcheons aren't right, the front sight has been replaced and I don't see any inspectors marks.
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Welcome Wagon / Re: Hello from Saskatchewan, Canada
« Last post by jmsask on July 22, 2017, 05:28:30 PM »
Thanks. I have a few other brands as well
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by jmsask on July 22, 2017, 05:16:27 PM »
Pics
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1858 Remington Revolvers / Re: Restored or mint
« Last post by jmsask on July 22, 2017, 05:10:46 PM »
There are no markings on the grips on the other side. These are the only markings on the barrel other than the ser number.
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