Only around 6,000 Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistols were manufactured by Remington in the 1870s and 1880s with about 5,000 sold to the U.S. Army. They were inspected by Curtis R. Stickney whose script initials "CRS" are on the left side of the grip. These were the last single shot U.S. martial pistols. Those in high condition like this one are especially valuable. The pistol has an 8 inch blue barrel, casehardened frame with distinctive hump on the back strap, niter blue trigger, and bright hammer and breechblock . The left side of the frame has the "P S", which stand for "Proofed" and "Stickney," as well as marked with the two-line address/patent dates marking. It has standard fixed sights. The one-piece smooth walnut grip is numbered to the gun, and both grip straps have matching assembly numbers. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Fine. The barrel retains 85% original high polish blue finish. The breech block and hammer have a bright appearance with some pitting .The receiver and trigger guard retain 85% plus original case colors with some scattered spots of dark pitting visible on the left of the frame. The reoiled grip is also fine with some minor handling marks and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent.
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