Remington knives by Camillus

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Cruising by and brought over a EDC Remington not as fancy as Vits. We were talking about advertising knives over on the Buck forum and I pulled this one out to go here. It has Buck slanted bolsters but does not have a swedge on top of main blade, so did they grind off Buck or Camillus from the tang and print Remington. For certain a quickie parts knife....Rem must have got a good deal......300

 
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Cruising by and brought over a EDC Remington not as fancy as Vits. We were talking about advertising knives over on the Buck forum and I pulled this one out to go here. It has Buck slanted bolsters but does not have a swedge on top of main blade, so did they grind off Buck or Camillus from the tang and print Remington. For certain a quickie parts knife....Rem must have got a good deal......300

300 - You are correct. That's exactly what was done. Could have been stamped any number of names tho!
 
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RS15M & RC15M

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I recently bought a new/old stock 1992 Guide R-1253. It's my first "Remington" and the more I read the more confused I get about the quality of the repos. Some say they're great walk and talk, others say they released a bunch at once "towards the end" of the life of the Camillus Cutlery Co. (2007) and those were sub-standard. Does anyone know exact dates/years that should be avoided, starting in 1982?
My knife isn't total junk, but it's certainly sub-par. The backspring grinds when I press the release and I know there are shavings in there because there's a decent gap between the handles and the back spring (enough to slip a couple pieces of paper down in there to try and clean it out). In the open position, there's no movement, but the blade doesn't sit flush with the backspring (which rides above it about 1/32"). I have Rough Rider or two and their quality is better than this. You get what you pay for, but for $30, 440A steel and delrin handles, I expected a well-crafted knife made with second rate materials, not a crappy knife made with 2nd rate materials, know what I mean, and if the fit and finish on these repos is sketchy throughout, I'll just stick with my GEC, Queen and Cases.
 
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rschuch,
Sadly, at this point in time, there is no way of knowing what you are going to get unless you actually handle it before you buy it. Every last part/knife/etc went out the door at the end. Some knives were reworked and made to look as good as new (sometimes even better) and some were flipped for a quick profit. Wish I had a better answer but....
 
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Well, it's good to know the truth of the matter. And with the company out of business, it's not like you have the option of returning it or getting it repaired, so I think unless it a flea market / yard sale thing where I can look it over before buying, I'll just stay away. Thanks for the info.
 
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Well, the first one wasn't a fluke. I just got another Remington, a 1988 Powderhorn toothpick R1615 and there's the same gaps between the brass liners and the spring, the spring sits a good 1/32" above the blade tang when open (not a big deal), but this one has the added fault of the blade riding up against the brass liner in the closed position. Rubs it pretty badly actually, so much that there's scratch marks on the top 1/4" of the blade.

This is my last Remington/Camillus purchase.
 
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Remington R1128 SB Trapper (1989)
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Remington R4356 SB Bush Pilot (1993)
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Vit_213 - For some reason, the pictures you posted here today and on the 15th are not showing up, both in this thread and the Camillus 115th Anniv. thread. All your older pics show up.
 
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Vit,

I greatly appreciate your photos. Especially the ones of knives that Camillus also made copies of for Buck.

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I am new here and I have what I believe to be one of these, I can't find much online in regards to it at all. Hoping someone here could shed some light on what I have here. I found one Trapper similar, but that is all.

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Remington R16

2-Blade Congress
3" closed length
440A stainless steel blades
1-7/8" sheepfoot blade
1-9/16" pen blade
Nickel-silver bolsters
Brass liners
Multi-color laminated wood handle
(Remington catalogs 1996-1998)
 
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Remington R16

2-Blade Congress
3" closed length
440A stainless steel blades
1-7/8" sheepfoot blade
1-9/16" pen blade
Nickel-silver bolsters
Brass liners
Multi-color laminated wood handle
(Remington catalogs 1996-1998)

Perfect! Thank you so much! Looking forward to jumping in around here. I am liking what I am seeing so far.
Thanks again!
 
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I have two Remington Commemorative knives. The first is a 50th Anniversary .44 Magnum, all steel handle with the head of a .44 magnum cartridge in the handle, 420 recurve , partial serrated blade, liner lock. The second is Remington Outdoor Exploration series trapper, " North", with jigged Delrin handles. Google says they both came out in 2005, so would they also be made by Camillus? Thanks. John
 
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