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Old February 17, 2013, 03:28 AM   #1
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Remington elliot zig-zag

I have an original 6 shot. It is in good condition and I would like to keep it that way by giving it a proper cleaning. However, I hesitate to take it apart without specific information on proper procedure for fear it will never go back together.

Can anyone help?

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Old February 17, 2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Since less than 1,00 were made, and not many survived, they're pretty rare (and desireable to collector's) - So, I'd only give it a superficial wipedown with an oily cloth, if it were mine.

FWIW, here's the patent drawing:

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Old February 18, 2013, 02:54 AM   #3
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Thanks for the sketch. It is helpful. Yes, I am hoping very desirable. My concern I can see some old grease drying and certainly want to avoid any rust.
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Old February 18, 2013, 09:57 AM   #4
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A swirl in kerosene should clear out the grease & leave an oily residue w/o damaging anything.


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Old February 18, 2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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Thanks. Do you have one? Have you ever taken it apart?
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Old February 18, 2013, 02:29 PM   #6
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Before you do anything to it, at all, you may want to look at the pre-sale estimate price on this auction:

http://www.rockislandauction.com/vie...id/57/lid/1089

Let that be your guide.
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Old February 18, 2013, 11:22 PM   #7
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Hmmmm. I have a Remington-Elliott four barrel .32. Maybe I should stop playing with it when I am reading these posts.

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Old February 19, 2013, 01:12 PM   #8
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Thanks. I think I will do some basic cleaning without taking it apart and do more checking of my collection on the net.
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