Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

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Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:32 pm

This doesn't seem to match any of the Remington charts I could find?
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Re: Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by ScoutKnives » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:37 am

Is it the USA that you can’t find in your search ?
I’ve seen it before and have a few examples , the USA is usually below the tang so most are unseen . I believe it’s a very early stamp .
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Post by pearlroosterman » Tue Nov 23, 2021 12:46 am

The tang appears to have been ground. Also, a heat mark is visible on the lower ring side of the tang. The tang stamp appears to be double struck. I say this from your photo and an in person inspection would be much clearer.
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Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:01 am

Thanks - it is both the USA at the bottom and also combined with the periods in the U.M.C. that I couldn't find in the charts.
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Re: Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:25 am

TwoFlowersLuggage wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 11:32 pm
This.....
This is the circle stamp chart that I found.
Your tang stamp..... ::shrug::
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Re: Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by Froe » Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:41 pm

Just from the stamp photo, it looks iffy.
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Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:36 am

Sounds like it is a good thing I lost that auction! If it is fake, I'm a bit surprised at that seller - they are one of the most well known knife sellers on ebay and I don't recall anyone previously having a problem with them. I suppose with the volume of old knives they sell, something might just slip through.
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Post by eveled » Wed Nov 24, 2021 12:44 am

It looks hand drawn.

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Wed Nov 24, 2021 1:24 am

Is it possible to get more pictures, of the rest of the knife? That might be helpful in determining authenticity.

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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:38 am

It could be wear, but it looks dremeled to me.
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Post by herbva » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:37 am

Yup, I agree with Red. From the picture, the tang stamp looks like "rotary tool artistry" to me. ::teary_eyes::
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Post by RalphAlsip » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:22 am

In addition to what has already been mentioned, the letters "U.S.A" are in the wrong place. It might be a knife made from Remington parts, but stamp is not factory original (for an old Remington).

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Post by TwoFlowersLuggage » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:25 am

Here's the completed auction: https://www.ebay.com/itm/234292276173?h ... 368ce86bcd

You will have to drill down into the "original listing" to see all the pictures.
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Re: Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by ScoutKnives » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:41 am

The OP knife in question may have been altered but the Remington inside a circle with USA below it does exist like I mentioned in my first post , it’s a very early 1920s stamp .
Here are 3 separate examples I own . Most are hidden by the tang and never seen .
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Post by RalphAlsip » Thu Nov 25, 2021 2:28 am

ScoutKnives wrote:
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The OP knife in question may have been altered but the Remington inside a circle with USA below it does exist like I mentioned in my first post , it’s a very early 1920s stamp .
Here are 3 separate examples I own . Most are hidden by the tang and never seen .
Thank you fof showing those - I had not seen that variation before. A couple of these examples also seemed to show the "wide" channel at the top of the circle like the OP knife.

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Re: Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by Mumbleypeg » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:33 am

The OP knife pictures look like a perfectly legitimate Remington. And for $43 somebody got a nice old Remington whittler. “Read the knife”.

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Re: Is this a legitimate Remington tang stamp?

Post by pearlroosterman » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:40 am

Might be a volume issue or possibly just doesn’t know but I have seen and experienced issues with this seller. Earlier I discussed several issues with the tang stamp that just did not look correct. Not sure why it was done because the knife body and blades appear to be a Remington but the tang has without a doubt been messed with. Frankly the knife was ruined.
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Post by peanut740 » Fri Nov 26, 2021 7:10 pm

pearlroosterman wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:40 am
Might be a volume issue or possibly just doesn’t know but I have seen and experienced issues with this seller. Earlier I discussed several issues with the tang stamp that just did not look correct. Not sure why it was done because the knife body and blades appear to be a Remington but the tang has without a doubt been messed with. Frankly the knife was ruined.
That sellers has sold a lot of turds over the years.
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