View Full Version : Remington 1858 NM Army manufacture date?
December 6, 2008, 02:47 PM
Hello, I'm new on this site. I live in Sweden and I've recently bought another original .44 Remmy. All numbers match, it's either 65xxx or 69xxx. Cant remember now. But maybe someone here has a list in their possession? I'd really like to know when it was made.
December 6, 2008, 08:37 PM
In addition to proof marks and manufacturers marking, ther should be a date code stamped on the frame. Here's the infor to decode the markings.
December 6, 2008, 08:49 PM
The site for dating Remingtons I used has gone down. They made around 100,000 of them from 1863-1875 so yours was probably made around 1873 or 74.
December 6, 2008, 10:40 PM
Fingers - he has an original Remington, not one of the Italian replicas.
December 7, 2008, 12:25 AM
Guess I should have read it more carefully - or while I was awake
December 7, 2008, 11:30 AM
Thought I should upload a couple of pictures of me new piece. Numbers are all 65591 matching.
December 7, 2008, 11:35 AM
That's a nice one.:cool:
December 15, 2008, 12:05 AM
Nice! Never seen a "real one" -- not an antique. Looks just like my Pietta! :D Only my Pietta is stainless. :rolleyes:
December 15, 2008, 12:40 PM
Nice original. The Italian replicas have subtle differences (in grip shape/angle, in the top strap where it steps down to the barrel, and in the shape of the loading lever) but are close enough for me.
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