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Meigscl
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Flea market Remington find

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I picked up this Remington today at a local flea market. Looking at the tang stamp I knew was old but when got home it shows 1933-1935. The handles were brown but not bone. I looked on Ebay and other site to fine a similar knife but could no find. I have some knife books so going to try and research , but figured I would ask you guys as well. Look at pics .

I think model shows R673 but the R looks odd so maybe something different. Going to lightly clean the model number to see if I can read better.
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I believe that your knife may be a R6673 two blade congress pen knife. It looks to have been re-handled at some time in the past, removing the original bone handles with the black material it currently wears.
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I wondered about handle when I got too, but it seems too perfect a fit. Especially to be on a half congress. Looking online I did see some handles around this time that were not bone too. However for $10, I grabbed it up
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Nice find - need to get good look at model number - R6673 is 4-blade congress NOT - R673 is dogleg jack NOT - R6143 & R6093 & R6183 AND others are 1/2 congress of course if last number is 3 then bone would be original
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I don't think R6673 is out of the question. The knife has quite obviously been worked on and re-handled. Not out of the question that it could have once been a 4 blade knife. Knowing the closed length would help to identify it. Can you get a better picture of the pattern number and try to clean the area up a bit?
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btrwtr wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 12:48 pm I don't think R6673 is out of the question. The knife has quite obviously been worked on and re-handled. Not out of the question that it could have once been a 4 blade knife. Knowing the closed length would help to identify it. Can you get a better picture of the pattern number and try to clean the area up a bit?
I thought of that - since we know the handles have been changed, could make it two blade - seen it done before :shock:
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I will try and get a better picture tonight of model number. Thanks!
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Here is pic sorry it took so long
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My guess is that it might have once been a 4 blade Congress, 2 blades and the bone scales were broken, so the user rehandled it and made it into a 2 blade knife. Just my 2 cents.
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1967redrider wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 3:36 am My guess is that it might have once been a 4 blade Congress, 2 blades and the bone scales were broken, so the user rehandled it and made it into a 2 blade knife. Just my 2 cents.
I agree - Someone had to many parts - I have a friend that will put 3 knives together and make one (for carry only) here are a few photos from a couple of reference books ????????????????????
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