Manufactured from 1865 to 1873, the majority of New Model Pocket production was manufactured or converted to use metallic cartridges, making original percussion examples relatively scarce. Very few of these First Type revolver were manufactured with an iron trigger and trigger sheath like this example, the majority being brass like the frame. The top flat of the barrel is marked with the standard two-line Remington patent dates and address. The serial number is on the left of the grip frame and the tang of the iron trigger sheath. The serial number appears to have been on the bottom of the barrel but since obscured with punch dot marks. It is fitted with blade and frame notch sights as well as a pair of smooth rosewood grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish and faint traces of the original silver plating in sheltered areas with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey-brown patina with some scattered patches of light pitting or an attractive antique brass. The dark grips are also very good with a few light chips in the lower edges and otherwise minimal handling marks. Cylinder lockup needs adjustment on two chambers, otherwise mechanically excellent.