Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1141: Martial Civil War Remington New Model Army Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2020

Outstanding Martial Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,500

Outstanding Martial Civil War Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1858 New Model Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 percussion
Barrel: 8 inch
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 113
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1864. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the barrel and on the left side of the grip strap as well as written in pencil on the inside of both grips. The partial serial number "04/21" is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder. All of the serial numbers match. A two initial, script, Ordnance final inspection mark is stamped on the lower edge of the left grip. Single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most components. As the primary handgun issued to Federal cavalry regiments during the last two years of the Civil War, these rugged revolvers remained in service with the regular cavalry regiments on the frontier until they were replaced with the Model 1873 Colt Cavalry Revolvers in 1875.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. The revolver appears un-issued and retains 90% plus of the original blue finish with only storage wear along with the finish flaking that is characteristic of Remington revolvers. The exposed metal surfaces have a gray-brown patina. The cylinder has turn-lines and some minor scratches. The frame has most of the blue finish with some minor flaking on the back strap. The brass trigger guard is bright. The hammer and trigger have 98% muted case colors. The grips are excellent with several minor storage marks. The Ordnance final inspection stamp on the left grip is in perfect condition. The barrel markings, serial numbers and sub-inspection marks are crisp. The action is tight and functions perfectly. This is an excellent example of a Remington New Model Army Civil War percussion revolver.



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