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I am trying to find out more information on this Remington 1889 Shotgun. My dad came across this gun, and I know it is in pretty bad shape, but I am going to be cleaning it up. I know that the 205384 is the serial number on the firearm, and what I could tell by this is that it was manufactured in 1907. I also think that the 34 and 38 is the amount of pellets (334 and 338) that hit in a 30" radius at 40 yards, and this also means it has a modified choke... please correct me if I am wrong.
Can anyone please help me learn what the "1" next to the serial number means as well as the "6" and the "190" markings. Any and all information would be great!!
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You are correct that the 34 and the 38 are the amount of pellets that hit a 30" circle at 40 yds. A three digit number was also used, 334 or 338, if only two digits the first "3" is implied. For 12 gauge, Remington used 1 1/4 ounce loads of number #8 which is about 511 pellets. 334/ 511 = 65%. 338/511= 66%. Improved modified or modified in both.

The number "1" on the barrels and water table indicate "Fluid Steel " as opposed to Damascus steel.

I have no idea on the 6 or 190 marks
 

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You are correct that the 34 and the 38 are the amount of pellets that hit a 30" circle at 40 yds. A three digit number was also used, 334 or 338, if only two digits the first "3" is implied. For 12 gauge, Remington used 1 1/4 ounce loads of number #8 which is about 511 pellets. 334/ 511 = 65%. 338/511= 66%. Improved modified or modified in both.

The number "1" on the barrels and water table indicate "Fluid Steel " as opposed to Damascus steel.

I have no idea on the 6 or 190 marks
Thank you sshrad for the information on the barrel.
 
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