Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 43: Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Scarce and Desirable Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Scarce and Desirable Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Remington Arms Inc
Model: 1890
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 5 3/4 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 42
Class: Antique

Remington reportedly manufactured 2,000 of these Model 1890 Single Action Army revolvers in 1891-94. The Model 1890 was the successor to the Model 1875 and 1888 and was also intended to be the competitor to the Wild West legend the Colt Single Action Army. The Model 1890 is one of the most sought after of all of the Remington produced handguns. The top of the barrel is marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y." The caliber designation "44 C.F.W" is marked on the left side of the frame just below the cylinder. The serial number is correctly located on the lower left side of the frame under the grip panel. A factory lanyard ring is mounted on the butt. The back of the left grip panel has a modern collection label for Richard G. Gooding (1921-2003) of Wausau, Wisconsin. Gooding was a decorated WWII veteran of Patton's 3rd Army Division, breeder of purebred Dalmatians and German shepherds, an expert gunsmith and collector of militaria and firearms with special interest in antique Remingtons.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 60% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina and some very scattered light pitting of casual frontier wear, showcasing the appearance of a very well cared for side arm that spent its life carried in holster. The weathered, aged grips exhibit rustic charm with a few chips along the back edge and butt and typical age lines. Mechanically excellent. A solid representative example of Remington's competitor to the Colt SAA, the Model 1890.

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