Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3291: U.S. Remington Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Very Fine U.S. Remington Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Very Fine U.S. Remington Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistol

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1871 Army Rolling Block
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 50 CF
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 273
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 163
Class: Antique

6,000 of these pistols were reportedly manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s with about 5,000 sold to the U.S. Army. They were inspected by Curtis R. Stickney whose initials are on the left side of the grip. The left side of the frame has the "P S" and two-line address/patent dates marking. The grip is numbered to the gun, and both grip straps have matching assembly numbers. Provenance: The Bruce M. Cady Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel retains 80% plus original blue finish. The receiver and trigger guard retain 90% original case colors. The breech block and hammer have a bright appearance. 90% original nitre blue remains on the trigger. The grip is fine with a crack near the heel, some minor dings and scratches, and crisp cartouche. The forearm is fine with some minor dings. Mechanically excellent.

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