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Can anyone tell me who made this Remington?

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by rommer25, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. rommer25

    rommer25 Member

    I got this remington on line (auction). I bid for it on impulse. The discription said it was nickel. I put a magnet to the frame (with the insides taken out) and it is magnetic. I found a makers mark under the loading lever but could not find a reference to it. Can anyone help me. I thought nickel remingtons were made of brass. I do not know enough about metal to know if it is a brass frame or not. I took it apart and everything looks like the barrel. Any help would be appreciated.

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  2. HisSoldier

    HisSoldier Well-Known Member

    A magnet will stick very well to some stainless's that are high in chromium and low in nickle. My 416 Stainless triggers for Colt .380's are very magnetic. 440, 416, 17-4 PH, off the top of my head I know they attract a magnet. Most modern stainless firearms are made of either 416 or 17-4 PH I believe.

    So, it could be stainless. If it's plated I would think you could find out by disassembling it and looking into hidden crannies.
  3. rommer25

    rommer25 Member

    I looked inside

    The insides are either stainless or plated too. They have machine marking on them like they were not finished. The weapond has been fired but is very clean and tight: like new. It may have only been fired one or two rounds in each cylinder. Can anyone tell me who made the pistol?
  4. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    That's not a marking of an mfg. I have seen...if it has a larger type grip and it's sorta highly polished it may be a Stainless Steel Pietta, a Medium grip would be a Uberti, thinner grip a Euroarms...all three could have been Highly Polished. I can tell you that the Euroarms Frame, Grip, and Barrel are magnetic...the Cylinder and loading lever are not.

  5. rommer25

    rommer25 Member

    The grip not as fat as my 1858 pietta. It points better too.

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  6. rusty from italy

    rusty from italy Well-Known Member

    If i can read well, the label say "FAP" in that case it'a a "Fabbrica Armi Pietta" or translate "Pietta gun makers"
  7. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    Unless it's ASM Armi San Marcos I can't tell. Piettas's <FAP> is on the other side of the barrel, Uberti starts with Black Powder Only .44 cal., Euroarms says .44 cal Black Powder Only. My ASP Armi San Paolo is Defarbed so I can't tell you, looks like it could be ASP(Now Euroarms). Beauty of a Rem you got.

    Hiya Rusty, where and How'd you see <FAP>?

  8. sundance44s

    sundance44s Well-Known Member

  9. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    Rusty's right, it's a Pietta. FAP in a diamond shape.
  10. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    Unless I'm blind that is not a diamond under the barrel. It's something like an E with an R in it and zz scratched over it. <FAP> is not located under the barrel of any Pietta i have ever seen...and the other full photo of the Rev the <FAP> would be on the other sideor right side. Not a Pietta.
    If there is a serial number on it do what Sundance told you that is your best means of knowing.

  11. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    i was thinking pietta too. But someone would have had to modify the emblem as they usually have <FAP>. I emailed Bill at Black Powder Magazine. Lets see if he can come up with who made it.
  12. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    Does this help?
    This is the mark on my Pietta 1860 Army for comparison:
  13. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    how did you do that

    Forget it.

    its pietta.

  14. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    Right click on the photo and then copy.
    Pasted into a new image in an image processing program.
    Rotated 90 degrees right, zoom in, crop, enhance the focus with an edge finding algorithm and upload to photobucket.
    Piece of cake.
  15. rommer25

    rommer25 Member


    Thanks very much. I took my old Remington 1858, bought back around
    '98 (that sounds weird). The cylinders are interchangable. I was fooled because the grips of the old one are a lot wider and bigger than the perviously unidentified one. The new one points much better and is heavier.

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  16. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Rommer Welcome to THR. What part of So Cal are you from. Im in Monrovia, usually shoot at angeles ranges
  17. rommer25

    rommer25 Member

    San Diego, Ca.

    I usually shoot black powder in the desert. The ranges around here that are outdoors are almost as far and the local ranges are mostly indoors. They do not welcome black powder. I have been shooting black powder since the 80's. Like Smoking Gun, I only shoot Black Powder. I've never tried the substitutes. Here in San Diego County, I have found only one store that carries Black Powder these days. They will only sell you one pound at a time.
  18. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Hmmm lot of guys on Cal Guns down in So Cal. i have several gun shops around me. i always buy one lbs when i go to the range. Then i buy one from each of the gun shops. I havent had any problem getting powder. Then as long as you can get potasium nitrate, sulfur and willow charcoal and i aint saying anything else on that subject.
  19. Smokin_Gun

    Smokin_Gun Well-Known Member

    Rusty good call on the Pietta...no fair you were closer to the FAP factory than me.;)

    Mykeal xlint job on that pic ... will have find out your softwear program, I may have it here and don't know it ...

    As "you" can see I may be less than blind but could not see the <FAP> in that pic till you blew it up and compared it...
    You did that before you replied that it was Pietta din't you?:evil:
    I woulda too.

  20. Clermont

    Clermont Well-Known Member

    Aside from the FAP and serial number, were there any Italian proof marks? If not, most likely the Remington was assembled from a kit.

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