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       LOT 3290
U.S. Remington Model 1867 Navy Rolling Block Pistol with Scarce Navy Yard Holster - Serial no.
2455, 50 CF cal., 7 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut
grips. This model is not clearly understood and many believe they were actually made
from converted Model 1865 pistols in the early 1870s. This pistol has the “anchor” Navy inspection
mark (lacks inspector initials) on the barrel at the breech, the two-line patent information (faint) on the left side of the frame,
“P/F.C.W.” on the right side of the frame, pinched blade front sight, notch rear sight integral to the breech block, small “C.E.H.” stamping on
the right side of the grip, and barrel numbered to the gun. Includes a scarce U.S. Navy leather holster marked “ORD’DEPT” over an oval marked “NAVY YARD/NY/1872” with anchors flanking the date.
CONDITION: Very good. The barrel retains traces of arsenal refurbished blue, otherwise a smooth brown patina with some pitting. The receiver retains 20% original blue finish and the trigger guard retains trace of original blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. The breech block is a dark patina. The hammer has faded to gray. The reoiled grip is very good with some minor handling marks and crisp inspector’s mark. Mechanically fine. The holster is good with age cracking and overall tight stitching.
Provenance: The Bruce M. Cady Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
  LOT 3291
Very Fine U.S. Remington Army Model 1871 Rolling Block Pistol - Serial no. 5271, 50 CF cal., 8 inch round bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut grips. 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.
CONDITION: 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.
Provenance: The Bruce M. Cady Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000

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