Could we have some close up's of the pistol from #7 in the thread please ..
Gizmo8z-the Remington was supposed to be a copy of the M1855 Harpers Ferry Arsenal rifle-it is shorter than the 'rifle muskets' like the Springfield M1861 or Enfield P1853 that were line infantry weapons-the Light infantry or mounted infantry would use shorter weapons that were easier and handier to carry- 'two bander' (2 barrel bands) instead of 3 bander (3 bands) models. The Remington model is sometimes described as a 'Zouave' type as a light infantry weapon but this is not an official designation.
I think you did just fine, Joe. Looks much better than it did before.
A great WWII souvenir ! - What did you use on the stock.........?
For the stock, I used a paper towel soaked in soapy dawn dish detergent water. I also applied some Hoppe's gun oil on the stock.
The rifle is ready to fire and I went ahead and bought 20rnds. I will probably take it out to the range next time my buddy decides to visit.
I'll provide better pics of the rifle in natural light, and of course I'll post pics/ vids of when I shoot it!
All I need is a cleaning rod and sling. If anyone has an authentic T38 cleaning rod, PLEASE contact me!
The rifle looks much better, you did a good job cleaning it. Cheers, Rob
Looks great but I believe Hoppes might soften the wood up if left on the stock.