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Lot 1080: Chicago City Police Remington Model 1875 Revolver

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Chicago City Police Marked Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Chicago City Police Marked Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1875
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 Remington CF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 1863
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 73
Class: Antique

Manufactured from 1875 to 1889. They are also known as the Improved Army or Frontier Army revolvers and were Remington's first main attempt to compete with Colt and Smith & Wesson in the large caliber single action centerfire revolver market. This example was issued to the Chicago City Police. The Chicago City Police "CCP" marking is found behind the hammer and on the bottom of the left grip panel. The top of the barrel has the one-line legend, and a lanyard ring is mounted on the butt. The loading gate is numbered to the gun. This revolver is from the collection of world famous American country singer and song writer Hank Williams Jr. and includes a certificate of authenticity confirming his ownership. Provenance: The Hank Williams Jr.'s Collection

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retaining 90% plus original nickel plating with some scattered light flaking and a few patches of pitting. There is a deep ding and scratch at the rear of two of the cylinder flutes. The grips are very fine with some scattered dings and scratches and retain most of the original varnish. Mechanically needs minor adjustment as the cylinder timing is slightly off on occasion, otherwise action functions properly. A high condition example of a Chicago City Police issued Remington Model 1875 Revolver.

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