Hi, I've just bought a Remington new army 1858 (original I hope!), which at some time in the life of the gun has had it's grip carved with notches on the base of the left side (8 in all), which brings me to the point of this post, does anybody think or know the practice of notching guns happen at the time (ninteenth century) for what ever reason or is this a Hollywood invention ?
thanks in advance,
p.s. will send pics. later