Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1190: U.S. Remington Model 1871 Army Rolling Block Pistol

Auction Date: December 3, 2016

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

U.S. Remington Model 1871 Army Rolling Block Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1871 Army Rolling Block
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50 CF
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 995
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 136
Class: Antique

Manufactured circa 1872 to 1888 with a total production of approximately 6,000, of which approximately 5,000 were sold to the U.S. government. The pistol has a blued barrel, casehardened frame with distinctive hump on the back strap, niter blue trigger, and bright hammer and breechblock. The left side of the frame is marked "REMINGTON'S ILION N.Y. U.S.A./PAT MAY 3D NOV 15TH 1864 APRIL 17TH 1866" and stamped with a "P" and "S" below and ahead of the marking. The pistol is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and one piece grip with a faint boxed inspection cartouche on the left.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel retains 75% of the original blue finish with some light pitting and spots of oxidation along with a stripe of brown patina on the right side of the barrel. The frame retains 85% or more of the original rich case colors. The hammer and breech block has some oxidation. There are some minor scratches and marks spread throughout. The wood is very good with some dings and minor scratches. The markings aside from the cartouche are clear. The action needs some work as the trigger spring is out of order and the breechblock doesn't hold closed at full cock.

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