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Offline The Pathfinder

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Going thru the safe and found these...
« on: May 25, 2019, 10:31:06 am »
A couple of Remingtons, one had the lanyard ring added, the short one started out as an 1890 but I like the '75 better.
The second pic is of my three Replica Arms guns, all use the original style of cylinder pin latch as opposed to the cross-pin. Calibers are 38 special, ser. no. 10 on top, 45 Colt, ser. no. 222 in the middle and 357 mag, ser. no. 273 on the bottom. From all the old adds I've found these were the only three calibers listed that early. At least I haven't found any record of the 44-40 for Replica Arms, only once Navy Arms started with them.

Don't know why the pics came in upside down. Seems to happen every now and again.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2019, 01:55:25 pm »
Nice lineup. When I click on the pics, they show right side up although the thumbnails are upside down.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 06:10:55 am »
Weird, they work for me as well. I guess I'll never understand these new fangled talking boxes. ???

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 10:45:12 am »
Pathfinder is correct 44-40 was advertised in Replica Arms Catalog but was never made. Order one but it was delivered by Navy Arms in Replica Arms Box, but rolled marked as Navy Arms, on top of the barrel, maybe under the barrel it had Replica Arms. Not sure but had to go back because on one cylinder the primer would back out scrape at ll:00 O'clock on the frame, would lock up the gun. Navy Arms replaced it with EMF Outlaw finally, Not a good exchange, with all the catalog crap. B

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 03:30:49 pm »
Years ago, many, many years ago now, I bought my first 1875, it was a Navy Arms gun in 44-40 and as best I can remember I was impressed because the serial number was 110. Now as I look back I have to wonder because it had the cross pin frame. Did Navy restart the serial number range? Were there frames that never got used and when Navy took over did they just got the cross pin because that was what was now 'normal'? Unfortunately I let it get away from me in the mid '80's and the GI I sold it to was moved to California so I can't pull it out to check. I wonder if it was one of the Armi San Marco 1875s and if they were their own serial numbers. I currently have 8 1875s but all are marked Uberti. The early history on the replica 1875's has always fascinated me but there just isn't that much really available on them. My earliest one, no. 10, has a date code of XX7 or 1971, and it is marked XX7 not XXVII, both of the 2XX serial guns have XX8 for 1972. My latest is from 2006 and is the long barrel 45 in the upper picture. No idea what the date code on no. 110 was, wish I'd kept that one.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2019, 08:42:04 am »
Love my 75's.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2019, 09:51:53 am »
The 1875 has a wonderful balance and fits my hand like nothing else. For CAS, though, I prefer NMA cartridge conversions because of the shorter feeling action. They're like a '75 with a short stroke kit (and less finger room.)

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2019, 01:45:13 pm »
I didn't know there were repros with the proper latch system, those are way cool. Who made them and for how long did they make them?

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2019, 03:41:55 pm »
LP, they were imported by Replica Arms Co. of Marietta, Ohio, before the company was acquired by Navy Arms, probably around 1972 or 73. All three guns are marked by Uberti and as I said were made in '71 and '72.
The exact number of guns made is not known, although believed to be under a thousand. Highest number I've seen on the auction sights is only in the 3XX range, but have also seen a Replica Arms gun in the 12XX range with the cross pin. I know that I received a PM from a gentleman who had ser no 223, consecutive to my 45 cal and I know Long Johns Wolf has a 45 cal ser no 73 over in Europe, but it was sold by Hege.
There was also a company I believe was called Hartford Armory(?) that was producing them the original way and their guns were supposed to be rated to 44 mag, tho I only ever saw one of their guns in person it was a dead ringer for the early Uberti (or the original Remington). Don't know how many they actually made but I know it wasn't that many.
Would love to here anyone chime in to let us know how many of these older models are still out there and to see just how high the serial numbers actually run.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2019, 07:39:36 pm »
I had one of the first pairs of Hartford Armory pistols. They did have the correct ejector latch. Unfortunately, I had to do some serious gunsmithing to make them work. It was like they were thrown together to fill the order. I've often wondered how many were sent out that didn't work.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2019, 10:57:51 am »
Probably less than 1,000 made, well they sure are neat and you are fortunate to have those. I have previously heard of the Hartford Armory guns, somebody on another forum recently found two of them. One was in .44-40 and one was in .45 Colt.

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Re: Going thru the safe and found these...
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2019, 03:03:41 pm »
I don't have them any more. After I got them to work, I wanted to be done with them and and sold them.

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