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Offline carbineone

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Original 1875 Remington ?
« on: June 26, 2013, 05:42:55 PM »
So in original 1875s if the caliber 44 is marked on the left side rear of the trigger guard. It shoots standard 44-40 right?  I think only the early ones made for the Egyptians used a differant case?

Also if the caliber is marked on the trigger guard as opposed to the grips or frame it is more likely a later production model?  Thanks and appreciate it if anyone is familiar with the originals.

And yes I know it has to be fired with Blackpowder loads only...

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Re: Original 1875 Remington ?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 05:47:54 PM »
You got me on this...Hang on, someone will chime in on here!  ;)
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Re: Original 1875 Remington ?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 07:17:16 PM »
Yup, it shoots the .44-40. Maybe not. It could be the .44 Remington Centerfire.   ???  Seems like the 1875 was chambered in three "sizes", .45 Colt,
.44-40 Winchester, .44 Remington Centerfire.  :)  I'm sure that the .44-40 Winchester and the .44 Remington Centerfire are pretty much the same thing.  ;D The .44-40 is a .44 caliber bullet sitting on 40 grains of black powder. :)  The .44 Remington Centerfire was also a .44 caliber bullet sitting over black powder, it just doesn't say how much.  :D And they're all centerfires.  [-=

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_1875
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.44_Remington_Centerfire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.44-40_Winchester
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Re: Original 1875 Remington ?
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2013, 07:42:38 AM »
Just from my failing memory...Very early models were chambered for 44 Remington (straight case) marked on the grips "44". Pictured is a grip marked "44" that is chambered for 44-40. Next came 44 on trigger guard 44-40, next came frame markings, chambered for 44-40. The 45's were at the end of production and some experts say that they were converted to 45 Colt either before they left the factory or returned guns..Jim

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Re: Original 1875 Remington ?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2013, 01:24:16 PM »
My original '75 is marked "44" on the upper left side of the frame, ahead of the cylinder; it is 44-40.

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Re: Original 1875 Remington ?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2013, 01:31:11 PM »
Thanks everybody. That is what I was thinking. The 44 Remington Centerfire would have only been on the early ones that I understand were made for a contract with Egypt or someplace overseas..Seems those were marked on the grips..

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Re: Original 1875 Remington ?
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2013, 02:32:06 PM »

Here is a 44 Remington cf.....Jim
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