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Wambli SkaWambli Ska ModeratorPosts: 28,179 Senior Member
Remington old Product Catalogs

I just found this one and it has .pdf files of Remington catalogs and other publications going back to the beginning of the 20th century so I thought I'd share. If you have similar links with useful historical info that others would be interested in, can you share them here?

http://cartridgecollectors.org/ammunition-catalogs/Remington

Please note and bold the contents to make it possible to scan through the posts easier. If it becomes a good thread maybe we'll stick it as a permanent reference guide?
"Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
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  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 4,372 Senior Member
    Great site, 1950 30-30 $3.05 , 270 & 30-06 $3.85 a box.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    jaywapti wrote: »
    Great site, 1950 30-30 $3.05 , 270 & 30-06 $3.85 a box.

    JAY

    Yep, I know... I still have some ammo boxes around that have prices of them of $7 and change for 30-30 :tooth:
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    Husqvarna firearms dates of manufacture by serial number.

    http://www.skydevaaben.com/hvasno/info.xml
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,259 Senior Member
  • waipapa13waipapa13 Senior Member Posts: 682 Senior Member
    .303 Brit head stamp info

    http://www.dave-cushman.net/shot/303headstamps.html

    Ballistics info and results on game

    http://www.ballisticstudies.com
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,259 Senior Member
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,251 Senior Member
    All you ever wanted to know about casting alloys

    http://www.lasc.us/castbulletnotes.htm
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,259 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    All you ever wanted to know about casting alloys

    http://www.lasc.us/castbulletnotes.htm


    :up:
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,402 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    All you ever wanted to know about casting alloys

    http://www.lasc.us/castbulletnotes.htm

    There is no better source on the planet for info about bullet casting.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,906 Senior Member
    Fisheadgib wrote: »
    There is no better source on the planet for info about bullet casting.
    I've referred to that several times since I think it was you who first told me about it.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 12,906 Senior Member
    Colt Woodsman and its variants:
    http://www.colt22.com/

    Savage 1895,1899, and 99
    http://www.savage99.com/index.php

    Both sights do have stuff for sale, but have LOTS of info.
    Overkill is underrated.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    Bump, can't believe that's all we got.
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    European proof marks

    http://www.nramuseum.com/media/940944/proofmarks.pdf

    Evaluating firearms condition

    http://www.nramuseum.com/gun-info-research/evaluating-firearms-condition.aspx

    LOTS of GREAT info. Only click if you have a lot of time right now

    http://www.nramuseum.com/gun-info-research.aspx
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,662 Senior Member
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,662 Senior Member
    Anything you may want to know about the Mosin Nagants/Ammo head-stamps and much more.

    http://7.62x54r.net/

    Another site that is archived these days was really good on descriptions/reloading/shooting a wide variety of C&R rifles and pistols, but the link must be on my old laptop. Great reference site. Not active but a wealth of info. Can't remember the name....
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,662 Senior Member
    http://forums.gunboards.com/

    Lots of discussions for collectors shooters here on most any gun.

    Still trying to remember the C&R one?????????????????
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,662 Senior Member
    Here it is, lots of good stuff on MILSURPS here.

    http://web.archive.org/web/20081218100822/http://surplusrifle.com/
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,259 Senior Member
    Another interesting sight, load data.

    http://www.gmdr.com/lever/lowveldata.htm
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    Production dates for all 1911s Military and Commercial by serial number

    http://www.coolgunsite.com/pistols/colt%20production.htm
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    Going to stick this one for a little while to give folks a chance to take a look.
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Posts: 6,392 Senior Member
    http://oldguns.net/

    Left hand side, near the bottom. Manufacture dates Colt Ruger Winchester Remington, and US military. Links to markings under those.

    retro black rifle

    http://www.retroblackrifle.com/
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    Manufacture Dates for Savage 99s by Serial Number

    http://www.savage99.com/savage99_dates.htm
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,251 Senior Member
    TC Contender manufacture dates by S/N
    http://www.handgunhunt.com/tech/t1/index.html
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • bhl2506bhl2506 Senior Member Posts: 1,847 Senior Member
    Many firearms manuals. http://www.stevespages.com/page7b.htm
    Refusing to conform to the left wing mantra of political correctness by insisting on telling the truth does not make you a loud mouth.
  • HastaHasta Member Posts: 56 Member
    This site has articles and reviews http://gunivore.com/
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 28,179 Senior Member
    Not guns but good info. Knife blade steels
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_blade_materials
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 764 Senior Member
    perhaps this could be of use to some.
    Adi/Hodgden/others powder Equivalent's

    http://www.adi-powders.com.au/handloaders/equivalents.asp
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,001 Senior Member
    Partial list of changes to Smith & Wesson revolvers

    S&W revolver names before World War II
    Name Caliber Frame
    .22 Hand Ejector Ladysmith 22 Long M
    .22/32 Target 22 Long Rifle I
    .22 Outdoorsman 22 Long Rifle K
    .32 Hand Ejector (round Butt) 32 S&W Long I
    .32 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 32 S&W Long I
    .32-20 Hand Ejector 32-20 Win. K
    .38 Military&Police 38 Spl K
    .38 Hand Ejector (same as above, with
    adjustable sights)
    .38 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 38 S&W I
    .38 Terrier 2" Round Butt 38 S&W I
    .38/44 Heavy Duty (fixed sights) 38 Spl N
    .38/44 Outdoorsman (Adj. Sights) 38 Spl N
    .357 Magnum 357 Mag N
    .44 HAnd Ejector Military Model 44 Spl N
    .44 Hand ejector Model 1926 44 Spl N
    (shrouded extractor rod)
    .45 U.S. Army Revolver, Model 1917 45 ACP N
    .455 Hand ejector British Service 455 Mark II N

    Letter designations assigned S&W Revolvers 1900-1930
    32 Double Action R
    32 Safety Hammerless G
    38 Single Action S
    38 Double Action D
    38 Safety Hammerless Y
    44 Double Action L
    22 Hand Ejector M
    32 Hand ejector I
    38 Military and Police K
    44 Hand Ejector N
    38 Double Action Perfect P
    22 Perfect Single Shot T
    35 Automatic A
    32 Regulation Police B
    38 Regulation Police E
    22/32 Heavy Frame Target V

    Factory Model/caliber designation begun in 1930s
    22/32 Tarket IT22 Square Butt
    22/32 Kit Gun IT22 Round Butt
    K-22 Masterpiece KT22
    32 Hand Ejector I32 Round Butt
    32 Regulation Police I32 Square Butt
    K-32 Masterpiece KT32
    38 Regulation Police I38 Square Butt
    38 S&W Terrier I32 Round Butt
    38 Military & Police K38
    38/44 Heavy Duty N38
    K-38 Masterpiece KT38
    38/44 Outdoorsman NT38
    357 Magnum NT357
    1926 Model 44 Military N44
    1926 Model 44 Target NT44
    1917 Army N45



    S&W Model Listing
    Model year year Frame Caliber Name
    intro Discon Size
    10 1899 K 38 Spl Military & Police
    10 HB 1960 K 38 Spl Military & Police Heavy Barrel
    11 1936 1965 K 38 S&W Military & Police
    12 1953 1986 KA 38 Spl Military & Police Airweight
    13 1974 K 357 Mag 357 Magnum M&P
    14 1947 1982 KT 38 Spl K-38 Masterpiece
    15 1949 KT 38 Spl K-38 Combat Masterpiece
    16 1947 1973 KT 32 S&W Long K-32 Masterpiece
    17 1946 KT 22 LR K-22 Masterpiece
    18 1949 1986 KT 22 LR K-22 Combat Masterpiece
    19 1955 KT 357 Mag 357 Combat Magnum
    20 1930 1966 N 38 Spl 38/44 Heavy Duty
    21 1908 1966 N 44 Spl 1950 Model 44 Military
    22 1917 1966 N 45 ACP 1950 Model 45 Army
    23 1931 1966 NT 38 Spl 38/44 Outdoorsman
    24 1908 1966 NT 44 Spl 1950 Model 44 Target
    24 1984 1984 NT 44 Spl 7500 units reintroduced
    25 1955 1983 NT 45 ACP 1955 Model 45 Target
    25-3 1977 1977 NT 45 Colt 125th Commemorative
    25-4 1977 1977 NT 45 Colt 125th Delux Comm
    25-5 1978 NT 45 Colt 45 Colt
    26 1950 1966 NT 45 ACP 1950 45 Target Light Barrel
    27 1935 NT 357 Mag 357 Magnum
    28 1954 1986 NT 357 Mag 357 Highway Patrolman
    29 1955 NT 44 Mag 44 Magnum
    30 1896 1976 I&J 32 S&W Long 32 Hand Ejector
    31 1917 I&J 32 S&W Long 32 Regulation Police
    32 1936 1974 I&J 38 S&W 38 Terrier
    33 1917 1974 I&J 38 S&W 38 Regulation Police
    34 1936 I&J 22 LR 22/32 Kit Gun 4" barrel
    35 1911 1973 I&J 22 LR 22/32 Target 6" Barrel
    36 1950 J 38 Spl 38 Chief Special
    37 1952 JA 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Airweight
    38 1955 JAC 38 Spl Bodyguard
    39 1954 1981 Auto 9mm 9mm Double Action
    both alloy and steel
    39-1 1960 1960 Auto 38 AMU Commonly called M-52A
    alloy
    40 1952 1974 JS 38 Spl Centennial
    41 1952 Auto 22 LR 22 Semi-Automatic
    41-1 1960 1972 Auto 22 short 22 Short Semi-Auto
    42 1953 1974 JAT 38 Spl Centennial Airweight
    43 1954 1974 JAT 22 LR 22/32 Kit Gun Airweight
    44 1954 1959 Auto 9mm 9mm Semi, Single Action
    alloy
    45 1936 1965 K 22 LR 22 Military & Police
    46 1959 1968 Auto 22 LR 22 Semi Auto
    47 Experimental number used on several guns
    48 1959 1986 KTM 22 WMRF K-22 Masterpiece MRF
    49 1959 JC 38 Spl Bodyguard Steel Frame
    50 1955 1975 JT 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Target
    51 1960 1974 JTM 22 WMRF 22/32 MRF Kit Gun
    52 1961 Auto 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Target
    Steel
    52-A See Model 39-1
    53 1961 1974 KTC 22 Jet 22 center fire magnum
    54 Experimental never issued
    55 Experimental never issued
    56 1962 1963 KT 38 Spl KTX 38 Became Mod 15 2" bl.
    57 1964 NT 41 Mag 41 Magnum
    58 1964 1978 N 41 Mag 41 Magnum Military& Police
    59 1971 1981 Auto 9mm 14 shot 9mm Semi-Auto
    Alloy
    60 1965 J 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Stainless
    61 1970 1973 Auto 22 LR 22 Escort
    62 Experimental never issued
    63 1977 JT 22 LR 1977 22/32 Kit Gun Stainless
    64 1970 K 38 Spl 38 Military&Police Stainless
    65 1974 K 357 Mag 357 Mag M&P Stainless
    66 1971 KT 357 Mag 357 Combat Mag Stainless
    67 1972 KT 38 Spl 38 Combat Masterpiece Stainless
    68 1976 1976 KT 38 Spl California Highway Patrol
    Model Stainless
    69/75 Not officially assigned -- used experimentally
    76 1968 1974 Auto 9mm Machine Pistol
    77 1970 1978 22 cal Air rifle
    78 1971 1978 22 Cal CO2 Pellet Pistol
    79 1971 1978 177 Cal CO2 Pellet Pistol
    80 1975 1978 177 BB CO2 Semi Auto Rifle



    New Model Numbering System
    147-A 1979 1979 9mm 14 shot DA steel frame Model 59
    325PD 2003 N 6 shot 45 ACP, 2.5" barrel, Scandium Frame
    329PD 2003 N 6 shot 44 Magnum, Scandium Frame, Stainless Brl, Ti Cylinder
    340 J 5 shot 357 Magnum, Scandium Frame, shrouded/internal hammer
    396 L 5 shot 44 Special, 3-1/8" barrel, Aluminum alloy frame
    439 1979 9mm 8 shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
    459 1979 9mm 14 shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
    469 1983 9mm 12 Shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
    500 2003 X 5 shot 500 S&W Magnum
    520 1980 1980 N 357 Mag, Fixed Sights
    539 1980 1983 9mm 8 shot DA semi auto Carbon Steel
    547 1980 1985 K Steel 9mm Military & Police
    559 1980 1983 Auto 9mm 14 shot DA Semi Auto Carbon Steel
    581 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Service Magnum
    586 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Combat Magnum
    610 N 10 mm, 6 shot, stainless
    624 1985 1986 NT 44 Spl 1985 Target Stainless
    625 N 45 ACP and 45 Colt Stainless
    627 N 357 Magnum, Stainless
    629 1979 NT 44 Mag Stainless
    629 Classic N 44 Mag, Stainless, full underlug
    639 1982 Auto 9mm 8 shot DA Semi Auto Stainless
    645 1985 Auto 45ACP DA Semi Auto Stainless
    649 1985 JC 38 Spl Bodyguard Stainless
    650 1982 JM 22 WMRF Service Kit Gun Stainless
    651 1982 JTM 22 WMRF Target Kit Gun Stainless
    657 N 41 Magnum, 6 shot, Stainless
    659 1982 Auto 9mm 14 shot DA semi Auto Stainless
    669 1985 Auto 9mm 12 shot DA Semi Auto Stainless
    681 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Service Mag Stainless
    686 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Combat Mag Stainless
    686+ L 357 Mag, 7 shot cylinder, Stainless
    SW1911 2003 45 ACP 1911


    Model and Dash numbering system
    Model 10
    -1 1959 Heavy Barrel
    -2 1961 Changed extractor rod thread to LH on standard barrel
    -3 1961 Same as above, for heavy barrel
    -4 1962 Screw in front of trigger eliminated
    -5 1962 1/10" to 1/8" front sight, on standard barrel
    -5 1962 Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on
    heavy barrel model
    -7 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    -8 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    on heavy barrel model
    Model 12 1957
    -1 1962 Change extractor rod to LH thread, eliminate
    screw in front of trigger guard
    -2 1962 Front sight changed from 1/10" to 1/8"
    -3 1977 Gas ring on yoke to cylinder
    -4 1984 Change frame thickness to same as all K frames
    Model 13 No designation used to avoid confusion with air force model
    13 air crewman
    Model 13
    -1 1974 Introduced
    -2 1977 Change back to gas ring on cylinder
    -3 1982 eliminate cylinder counterbore
    Model 14,15,16,17,18,48,53 (all start without dash in 1957)
    -1 1959 Change to LH extractor rod thread
    -2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
    guard eliminated
    -3 1967 Relocation of rear sight leaf screw
    -4 1977 Changed gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    19 All of the above changes and
    -5 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore

    N-Frame Model Blue

    Model 20,21,22,23,24,25 (except 25-5) 26,27,28,29
    -1 1960 Change to LH thread
    -2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
    guard eliminated
    -3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore (magnums only)
    -4 2004 Thunder Ranch 44 Special, fixed sight
    Model 57 1964 Introduced
    -1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
    Model 629 1980 Introduced
    -1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
    Model 25-5 1978 -5 means 45 Colt caliber
    125'th anniversary model, -3 (standard) -4 (delux)
    both of these used a shorter than standard cylinder.
    -7 1985 45 Colt, 5" barrel, unfluted cylinder
    K-Frame Stainless Models
    64 1970 Introduced
    -1 1972 Heavy barrel
    -2 1977 2" standard barrel, gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    -3 1977 Same as above, for heavy barrel
    65 -1 1974 introduced
    -2 1977 gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    -3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
    66 1971 introduced
    -1 1977 Gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    -2 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
    67 1972 introduced
    -1 1977 gas ring from yoke to cylinder
    39 1957 start of model numbering system
    -1, 1961 Made in 38 AMU cartridge for military 87 made.
    52-A -2 1971 Change of extractor
    41 1957 start of model numbering system
    -1 1960 22 Short chambering
    (dash number not always stamped)
    52 1961 introduced
    -1 1963 Single action only
    -2 1971 Changed extractor
    52-A See model 39-1
    59 1971 introduced, no dash numbers used during production
    61 1970 introduced in March
    -1 May '70 Add magazine safety
    -2 Sep '70 Addition of barrel nut
    -3 1971 Forged Al frame
    76 1968 introduced, discontinued 1974 no dash numbers used

    Small Frame Revolvers
    Model 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
    1957 Start of numbering system
    -1 1961 Change from I frame to J frame
    36 -1 1967 Indicates 3" heavy barrel
    37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 49, 63, 649, 650, 651
    No dash numbers ued on above numbers
    60 1965 Introduced
    -1 1972 Heavy barrel variation made in 1972, not marketed
    limited production only

    “If gun control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry!"
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