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Lot 3137: Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Scarce Remington Commercial Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

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

Scarce Remington Commercial Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1861
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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Class: Antique

This is an example of one of approximately 6,000 Model 1861 Army revolvers manufactured in 1862. This model is sometimes referred to as the "Old Army Model" and features the distinctive channel cut along the top of the loading lever to allow removal of the cylinder pin without dropping the loading lever. The top barrel flat has the patent date/address marking. The rear of the cylinder has inspector's initials "B" and "L" along with the number "2" and the partial serial number "3806," likely a factory error. The inspector's initial "B" also appears on the left side of the trigger guard but no cartouche appears on the grip, making this a rare civilian sale revolver during the Civil War. Matching serial numbers are on the barrel, right grip panel, and grip strap. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. A small collection number label is on the butt. The grips are also very good with a single letter carved on butt and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. A scarce civilian Remington Model 1861 Revolver when nearly all production was war related.

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