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Lot 108: Blue Finish Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Location: Bedford, TX

Auction Date: December 8, 2023

Lot 108: Blue Finish Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Location: Bedford, TX

Auction Date: December 8, 2023

Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500
Price Realized:

Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver with Scarce Blue Finish in Desirable .44-40 W.C.F.

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: 1875
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 97
Class: Antique
Description:

Also known as the "Improved Army" or "Frontier Army", the Model 1875 Revolver was manufactured from 1875 to 1889 with this example having the scarce factory blue finish. Seldom are these Remington Model 1875s found in blue finish, and the few that are generally have little finish remaining after many hard years on the Western Frontier. These Remington 1875s are arguably a better designed, sturdier revolver than Colt's Single Action Army, however, their sales suffered due to Colt's two year head start and receipt of government contracts. These 1875 revolvers seem to have been preferred by at least some frontier outlaws, including Frank and Jesse James, possibly due to generally being available for a lower price than their Colt or Smith & Wesson competitors. The top of the barrel is marked with the standard one-line E. Remington & Sons address. The matching serial/batch number is marked on the left of the grip frame, trigger guard tang, loading gate, and faintly hand marked inside both grip panels in pencil. The left grip panel is stamped "44.W." on the outside for .44-40 W.C.F., as opposed to Remington's proprietary .44 Remington CF. It is fitted with a replacement pinched blade front sight, modified groove rear sight, a pair of smooth walnut grips, and a lanyard ring on the butt.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish and 95% of the vibrant original case colors on the hammer and loading gate with some light edge and high spot wear, most noticeable at the muzzle and grip straps in the form of holster/handling wear and a light cylinder drag line. The replacement front sight has been repaired/reset with cold blue visible on the top of the muzzle area of the barrel. The rear sight notch has also been filed and repaired. The grips are excellent with a few scattered light dings and crisp caliber marking. Mechanically excellent. These blued Remington Model 1875 revolvers are rarely seen with this much finish remaining, don't miss your opportunity!



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