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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-14-2002, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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"A friend of mine" has a Remington Arms 41 caliber rim fire over/under derringer. This is one of the originals, not the W.W.II reproduction. It has a two digit serial number and is circa 1885.

The spring that pushes the trigger forward is broken, <s>I</s> He has the little piece of the spring that broke off but welding it back doesn't seem like a good idea.

Anybody knows who specializes in parts like this and where to find disassembly instructions? Even after removing the pivot pin and the barrel latch mechanism above it, the trigger still doesn't come out.
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Re: O/T need gun part

Your 'friend' isn't planning to shoot that thing, is he?

Little springs aren't that tough to do if one is patient. I made a magazine latch spring for a friends .32 auto. I think that I started with a recoil spring from a worn-out lawnmower, and ground and filed off what I didn't want. Another good source for little leaf springs is an old tape measure rewind spring.

How about posting a picture of your friends pistol?

Rim-fire from 1885? I didn't realize that they had advanced past percussion caps by then. There goes another star! [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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"He" isn't sure yet about firing it. He found a couple of boxes of ammo for it on eBay years ago when they allowed that sort of thing. I, I mean he, paid $17 for one box and $18 for the other, 20 rounds/box. Best price he'd seen before that was $5/round.

I got the 1885 from this link. If that one Kenny Rogers carries was real, this would be it.

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Re: O/T need gun part

Hey Taz,

Have you...er...he checked out Track of the Wolf or Dixie Gun Works? They have all kinds of reproduction parts for pre-1900 guns.

Track: http://www.trackofthewolf.com/

Dixie: www.dixiegunworks.com

As to cartridge guns prior to 1900. The Henry repeating rifle which was the predessor to the Winchester used rim-fire rounds on cartridges as early as 1860 when his action (not the cartridge) was patented. Cartriges in one form or another go back much further in time.

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Re: O/T need gun part

Hey Taz,

What about using the parts from a reproduction like this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=1581097059

or get new parts...

http://www.amderringer.com/history.html

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Re: O/T need gun part

You might try this outfit,www.gunpartscorp.com .
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