Re: Is This a Remington Revolver ?
First to dcriner: see if itís easier now. I edited for paragraphs. Sorry, my intent was to conserve space as many sites limit the number of characters you may put in a post, and empty spaces count.
Second to Jim K: I apologize if I came across the wrong way. I certainly do not have all of the answers or anything figured out.
My intent with this last post was to put together most of the info, comments, and responses that I have received from several sources in order to get some feedback as to which things are right and which are not. The only way I know of to learn is to ask and research things. I forgot that many of the things I include may not have come from this source and so may be unfamiliar.
While many people have said that the hammer, loading lever, etc. didnít look right; no one has said what looked wrong about them or what I should be looking for. Youíre the first one to take the effort to explain what looked wrong or why it looked wrong. This is the kind of info I need. Thanks. (And if itís not obvious, one of the reasons Iím posting here and other places, is that I also have serious doubts about what a few of the local ďexpertsĒ have told me.)
It may also help if anyone can reply to the second part of my original post. Most have replied with things that lead them to believe itís either a put together gun, or itís not a Remington; but no one has given any thoughts as to what else it may be. We all seem to have ideas as to what it is not, but does anyone have any ideas as to what it is?
I know Dad got it in 1958, and I remember it at grandfathers before that. If Dad was correct that grandfather had it for even 15-20 years prior, that would date it to the late 30ís or early 40ís. Does anyone have any info about anyone making copies or reproductions back then? The earliest references Iíve found for reproductions are EMF in 1959.
Maybe my intentions would also help. If I can determine that it is indeed an old gun, even made in the later 1800ís or very early 1900ís, I intend to put it up for sale in a package deal along with the holster and my first edition early variation model 95 derringer. I got them together and would like to see them stay that way. I do not want to mislead anyone, so the most and best info I can get as to what this really is will be a great help. Even if some of the parts are genuine, it may have value to someone just for the parts. And if it is a more modern manufacture that has no real value, Iíll probably recondition it and have a fun shooter. But I donít want to do any more cleaning or anything else and then have someone tell me that Iíve destroyed the value because it was an antique.
So Iím really just trying to get as much info and as many opinions as I can. There are so many different opinions and so much info (agreeing and conflicting) out there that the only thing I know to do is to gather as much as I can get and then consider that what the majority adds up to or agrees on is probably correct. I certainly do not know enough about these to know out of all the responses Iím getting from different folks, who has the most expertise, so I have no right to consider anyoneís opinions right or wrong when I get conflicting ones. Iím just hoping to get enough agreeing ones to make an informed decision. I hope this does not offend anyone as that is certainly not my intent, and I do appreciate the help from all sources.