Re: Is This a Remington Revolver ?
Thanks Jim. These are these kinds of things I was trying to find out and needed to know.
While I've been shooting for over 50 years and buying, selling, trading, and collecting for more than 40; I have virtually no experience with these old types and don't know squat about them, other than what I read or am told from other sources.
My experience has mostly been Winchester gallery type guns, some lever actions, and Colt SAAs. Like most others, I've had many others once in a while, but not enough of any particular one to really know them.
The only other early (black powder) gun I've ever had was an 1860 Colt Army, and it did seem to have similar tool markings (the ones that look like scratches or grinding marks) under the grips; so what some people were telling me did make some sense to me, somethings just didn't seem right though. I didn't know what, thus my postings here and other places. My Colt had all of the correct markings and Dad got a Factory letter from Colt, so I felt very sure of it's authenticity.
The holster is the one my Colt was in, so I feel certain it is an original old holster, but I just don't want to mislead anyone on the gun.
I know some reproductions can still bring a fair value, but if it's not worth much, it could make a fun shooter. I just hate to try shooting anything unless I have a real good idea of what it is. I value my hand and fingers.
I agree with what you say about the ability of putting them together, not making any claims, and let the buyer think what he wants. I also value my reputation enough that I would rather disclose what I know for certain, ignore the things I'm not sure of, and let the buyer make his own opinions about the things we don't know. It just seems more honest and fair to me that way.
Thanks again for the help. People telling me some things were wrong didn't help me nearly as much as your taking the effort to tell me what to look for and why they were wrong.
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