While limited in production to only approximately 25,000-30,000 revolvers between 1875-1889, many of these "Improved Army" or "Frontier Army" revolvers saw hard use in the hands of Native Americans, settlers, and lawmen in the West. The Model 1875 was Remington's answer to the Colt Single Action Army and is arguably a more solid firearm with fewer main components than Colt's revolver, but it simply suffered in the famous "Peacemaker's" shadow. Handling one of these revolvers, it is easy to see that a gunslinger in the American West that truly knew their firearms might prefer one of these over the hype of the Colt Single Action Army. "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION.N.Y. U.S.A." marked on top of the barrel. There is a lanyard ring and stud fitted to the butt. The serial number "5615" is marked on the left of the grip frame and loading gate. The assembly number "30" is marked on the rear face of the cylinder, left of the grip frame, and stamped inside each grip.
Very good, retains 30% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey or plum brown patina, having the look of a gun that spent much of its life as a holstered sidearm. The grips are also very good with some scattered minor handling marks, moderate wear, and a minor chip absent from both bottom from corners, typical of a revolver that saw frontier use. Mechanically excellent. One of the lesser known, but no less desirable, gunslinger revolvers of the America west!
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