Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3118: Scarce Iron Mounted Remington Percussion Revolving Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Scarce Iron Mounted Remington Percussion Revolving Rifle

Manufacturer: Remington
Model: New Model Revolving Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 36 percussion
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 222
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 90
Class: Antique

This scarce Remington revolving rifle was manufactured from 1866 to 1879, with total quantity estimated at less than 1,000. These revolving rifles were built on the frame of the New Model revolver series, and had a slightly longer cylinder and a longer loading lever. The top barrel flat is marked "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. / NEW-MODEL" ahead of the rear sight and the serial number is marked on the bottom barrel flat, on the left side of the upper tang under the stock and on the upper tang cutout of the stock. Dovetailed blade front and folding leaf rear sights, casehardened frame and loading lever with the remaining surfaces blue. Fitted with the correct iron scroll type trigger guard with spur and iron crescent buttplate on a straight grip stock. Most specimens encountered have brass mountings, making this example even more desirable to collector's. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good. Overall the rifle has a smooth crisp dark brown patina, slightly lighter on the frame, with some scattered traces of original blue finish. The top tang has been repaired and lifts out of the stock, leaving a noticeable gap on the sides. There is some minor pitting on the loading lever. The frame retains traces of dark original silvered out case colors. The stock is fine with most of the original varnish remaining and showing some scattered minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. Mechanically excellent.

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