This is an example of an Egyptian Army contract Remington Model 1875 revolver. The Egyptian government placed an order for 10,000 Remington Model 1875 Army Revolvers. An unknown number of these revolvers were manufactured before Remington decided to stop production because Egypt still owed the company several hundred thousand dollars for rolling block rifles and carbines. Very few, if any, are believed to have been delivered to Egypt. Those encountered generally saw hard use, unlike this example which is in well above average condition. This revolver has "*R" on the left side of the barrel at the breech, an "R" on the left side of the frame at the breech, and an "JWR" cartouche on the left grip panel which are associated with the Egyptian contract Model 1875s. Matching serial numbers on the left side of the grip frame, both grip panels (in pencil) and loading gate arm. The barrel has a "pinched" blade front sight and the one-line address. The frame has a top strap groove rear sight and a swivel mounted lanyard ring on the butt. Provenance: The Elliott Burka Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection
Fine. The barrel and ejector housing retain 70% original blue finish. The frame retains 30% original blue finish mostly in the sheltered areas. Both grip straps are a smooth gray patina. The cylinder retains 40% original blue finish. 80% original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are also fine with a series of dings on the bottom, some scattered minor handling marks and crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. A fine representative example of an Egyptian Army contract Remington Model 1875 Revolver.
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