Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3123: Engraved Remington New Model Police Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Cased Engraved Remington New Model Police Percussion Revolver

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Cased Engraved Remington New Model Police Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: New Model Police
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
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Catalog Page: 93
Class: Antique

These New Model Police revolvers were manufactured from 1865 to 1873, and then many were converted by the factory to .38 rimfire. This example has a percussion cylinder as well as a cartridge conversion cylinder. It is not often that you find both percussion and cartridge cylinders as part of the cased accessories for this model. The revolver is decorated with profuse, exhibition quality floral scroll engraving on a punch dot background along with wavy and entwining line motifs. Each cylinder is engraved to match, incorporating the same broad floral scrollwork. The top barrel flat has the three-line patent dates/address/New Model" marking (faint). The revolver wears smooth pearl grips. The retailer partitioned case contains the extra cylinder, E. Remington & Sons cap tin, two cavity bullet mold, cleaning rod, and silver plated double sided eagle powder flask. These silver plated flasks are rarely seen, reserved for only the finest Remingtons. The exterior of the lid has a brass plaque crudely inscribed "G. Palmer." Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% plus replated nickel finish with some flaking on the trigger guard and the loading lever mostly a smooth gray patina. The engraving is crisp. The grips are also very fine with a few typical age lines, slight chip along the front strap (left panel) and high attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent. The relined case is very good with most of the veneer remaining, putty repaired lid corner, minor handling/storage marks and typical high spot wear on the lining. The extra cylinder retains 97% original nickel. 90% original silver remains on the flask.

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