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How many 90-T's were made?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dale58, May 18, 2012.

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  1. dale58

    dale58 Well-Known Member

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    How many 90-T

    Does anyone know how many low ribs and how many high ribs were made? I have a high rib and was just wondering what the totals were. thanks, Dale
     
  2. redhawk

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    I was told from 3500 to 4000 total,of those 500 to 800 HPAR'S.
     
  3. dale58

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    Wow thats not many, especially the high rib model. Thanks redhawk, Dale
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    From: GunDr

    Email: info@dougsgunsmithshop.com

    Date: Mon, Jul 06, 2009 - 08:52 AM ET

    Website Address: http://www.dougsgunsmithshop.com

    It's been a while, but I'll try to recall some numbers during production.
    About 3800 guns were produced. I know definitely there were no serial numbers over 4000.

    The production serial numbers started with ST00100. There are a few guns less than that, but they were all special orders, and not all of them had "real" numbers. Some of the "numbers" had the owners initials as part of the serial number, some had birthdates, some had wedding dates.
    All of the guns produced were produced with the same quality, from start to finish. True, there were some changes.....
    Maybe to serial number 1200-ish, the bores were larger, around .747"-.755". This was impart because Remington furnished the blanks already hammer forged to .745". With consecutive bbl shipments, they kept tightening them up at our (Kolar Arms) request. Eventually, we were able to provide a finished bore at .742"-.745", with about .033" choke.
    The hi-rib adjustable 90-T had tighter bores from the start...738" with .040" choke.

    A mechanical change took place around serial number 2600, give or take 150. This change was to replace the 10 degree angle of the locking bolt and the lugs on the bbl to 8 degrees. The 10 degree angle definitely gave the life of the bolt maybe 40k rounds, but at 20k or so, it would no longer hold itself to the bbl lugs, and it would want to pop out of the lugs during a shot.(the top lever would move). With the 8 degree angle it would not. This may have shortened the life a bit, but still, 30k-35k is still a lot of shooting. Most all break-open guns are that anyway.
    The forend update you may hear or read about from me was never done to any gun during production. I started doing them while I was still at Kolar, but it was 2 years after the end of production. The angled little "shoe" was/is the weak link in the gun. I was replacing some as many as 2-3 times a year on the same gun. The update did away with the sharp angles, and allows the new insert to freely position itself behinf the lug on the bbl squarely.
    As for the wood, the early guns had nice figure with "kind-of" an orange(y) color. As more shipments arrived, the finish darkened up to a more uniform brown. This was to help us not to spend so much time matching buttstocks to forends. The wood was furnished by Reinhart Fajen.
    There were 4 options for wood dimensions....
    #1...1-1/4" MC
    #2...1-3/8" MC
    #3...1-1/2" MC
    #4...1-1/2" straight comb
    All of the hi rib guns had an adjustable stock.
    Early production guns could be had as special orders, with many options...adj combs, adj pads, porting, choke tubes(Kolar tubes), extra triggers, release triggers, extra bbls(including a few 32" bbls).
    I belive it was 1991 that 50 guns were produced for the ATA, one for each state. They had a little engraving on them, including the shape of the corresponding state on one sideplate and the ATA logo on the other. I don't recall how they were serialized (maybe someone may have one and could fill this part in).
    Not all of the "state" guns were sold, and they were sent back to Remington and parted out. During the big regime change at Remington, the employees were able to piece guns back together and purchase any firearm that was still available in the warehouse. So, some of those parted out "state" guns got put back into circualation, but with mis-matched parts.
    I hope this helps fill in any holes to the 90-T lovers (I love my 90-T).
    Doug Braker
     
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    Great history lesson Doug. Thanks!
     
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    I have # 2183, low rib, ordered with adjust comb, upgraded wood, ported, Kolar pull and release trigger. Briley thin wall tubes added. Love the gun
     
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    I have #2682, 34in. HPAR with .038 fixed full choke. I think I might send it to Kolar for annual tune up and updates as needed. I love the gun. Dale
     
  8. Dr. Dirt

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    got no. 3094 low rib .34 choke she really slams targets.
     
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    Have (2)... late production low rib and an HPAR... both "Braker Tuned"... (lol)

    best regards all,

    Jay
     
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    This is starting to sound like the 90-T fan club thread lol. Dale
     
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    I have #18, 32 low rib, .758 bore, .030 choke. Love it!
     
  12. redhawk

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    I've got #2698 HPAR .040 choke
     
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    HPAR #2201 Kerry Allor put the choke tubes in the barrel. Kolar release. Great gun. Bill Malcolm
     
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    I have 2991 low rib, 32" barrel .027 choke, 740 bore, not ported. Have had some of my best scores with that gun including my last 100 straight.
    Kolar has done all the work on it, and that's not very much.
     
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    I recently bought #1244. Mr Braker had recently gone thru and made it like new. Cool gun. I'm still figuring it out, but will be great once dialed in. I wish I could shoot more...
     
  16. late bloomer

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    I have a 90T HPAR. I just love the harmonic ring you hear when you fire the gun.

    Terry Sandlin
     
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    Would it hurt the value of the gun to have kolar reblue it or is it better to leave it original with some blue wear on the receiver? thanks, Dale
     
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    Bluing doesn't stay on the receiver very well because of the way it was originally made. I've seen some really nice ones that have been plated / coated. Here is a picture from Doug Braker's web site of one that is nickle plated. I will likely go that route down the road. Bill Malcolm
     
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    Doug, what does the HPAR stand for? Trevor Dawe.
     
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    High Post Adjustable Rib.....
     
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