Rare Gunmetal scales

The Remington Corporation and the knives that they built have influenced the U.S. cutlery industry more than nearly any other manufacturer. From the time America was settled, to the end of WWI, American knife companies struggled to compete with Britain and German imports, but events that occurred during and after the First World War led to a great change in this phenomenon. Unprecedented opportunities arose, and Remington stepped up to seize the moment. In the process, they created some of today's most prized collectables. In an ironic twist, the next World War played the greatest role in ending the company’s domination of the industry.
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Rare Gunmetal scales

Post by Remumc » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:59 pm

I have only seen 2 of these "Gunmetal" blued steel scaled Remingtons. I think they are very rare? This one is a R6519. Sorry about the upside down photo. Couldn't get it flipped.
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Re: Rare Gunmetal scales

Post by espn77 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:10 pm

Of all the knives posted. I'm most I retested to learn about this one. Never even heard about this one. Very nice.

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Re: Rare Gunmetal scales

Post by Remumc » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:19 am

They are listed in the books as gunmetal handle scales and have handle code 9 for metal. After looking for Remingtons and at many Remingtons over the years I was always curious about these "gunmetal" handles. I happened upon 2 of them within a month or 2 a few years ago. The other was a different model of similar size and closer to mint but lacked the nice blade etch. I have a good friend who is a very advanced Remington collector and he said he had never seen one of these. He now has the other one. The scales seem to be all steel and will stick tight to a magnet. Nice bluing just like a gun. I am sure there are a few around that have lost the bluing from wear and lack of care.

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Re: Rare Gunmetal scales

Post by espn77 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:43 am

That's pretty interesting. I can't see the tang stamp. When was your knife made? Do you recall when the knife you gave your friend was made?
Thanks Keith

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Re: Rare Gunmetal scales

Post by Remumc » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:52 pm

Remington over UMC inside circle. Nothing outside. Early? Don't recall other one.

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Re: Rare Gunmetal scales

Post by espn77 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:42 pm

I picked up a gunmetal blue lobster this weekend. Felt like it was a hard to come by knife.
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