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Lot 107: Civil War U.S. E. Remington & Sons New Model Army Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Fine Civil War U.S. Contract E. Remington & Sons New Model Army Percussion Revolver

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

Fine Civil War U.S. Contract E. Remington & Sons New Model Army Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: E. Remington & Sons
Model: New Model Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 128
Class: Antique

The Remington New Model Army was the primary revolver issued to Union cavalry after the fire at the Colt's factory in 1863. The New Model Army was manufactured from 1863 to 1875 with a total production of approximately 132,000 and represented the last of Remington's .44 caliber percussion revolvers. They also provided the basis for Remington's subsequent Model 1875 Single Action Army revolver. Many of the Civil War percussion revolvers remained popular in the West after the Civil War for many years alongside newer metallic cartridge firearms. The top barrel flat is marked: "PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858/ E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION NEWYORK. U.S.A./NEW-MODEL". Matching serial number "84935" located on the barrel, left of the grip frame and the underside of the grips. Single letter sub-inspection marks are located on various components. Boxed script "GP" (Giles Porter) inspection cartouche stamped on the left grip panel. The revolver has a correct threaded "pinched" blade front sight, top strap groove rear sight, casehardened hammer, brass trigger guard, oil finished walnut grips, and blued steel on the balance.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 60% plus original high polish blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance and some scattered light freckling, mild cylinder drag line and slightly weakened factory markings on the barrel. Brass trigger guard retains an attractive golden aged patina. Grips are very fine with defined edges, scuffing and a few scratches concentrated on the bottom flats, a few minor nicks along the edges and a crisp cartouche. The ramrod catch is weak, otherwise mechanically excellent.

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