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   LOT 3124
Exceptional Civil War U.S. Remington New Model Army Percussion Revolver - Serial
no. 93297, 44 cal., 8 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. These New Model Army revolvers were
manufactured from 1863-1875. They were the second most widely issued revolvers by the Union during the Civil War
and continued to be issued in the Indian Wars. This example is exceptional, especially for a Civil War era military contract revolvers given most show heavy wear and finish loss, but it remains excellent overall. The barrel has the standard New Model legend. There are
  government inspection marks, including a “GP” cartouche on the grip. The barrel and both grip panels are numbered to the gun. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retaining 85% bright original high gloss blue finish with finish loss on the butt and rear grip strap and a few scattered areas of flaking turned to brown-gray. 85% original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are also excellent with minimal handling marks and a crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
 LOT 3125
Scarce Civil War U.S. Martially Inspected Remington-Beals Army Model Percussion
Revolver - Serial no. 2411, 44 cal., 8 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Reportedly 1,900
Remington-Beals Army revolvers were manufactured from 1861-1862, and only about 750 were inspected by the U.S.
government, making these one of the scarcest martial Remington revolvers. The left grip panel has a clear Orville W. Ainsworth “OWA” inspector cartouche. The top barrel flat has the two-line 1858 patent date/address marking. Small letter inspection marks are
stamped on most of the major components. The barrel and cylinder are numbered to the gun.
CONDITION: Very good, retaining 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The left panel has several chips
along the edge; otherwise, the slightly undersize grips are also very good with some scattered minor handling marks and crisp cartouche. Mechanically excellent. A seldom encountered U.S. Remington-Beals Army Revolver to fill a loose end in your Civil War or U.S. martial collection. Provenance: Richard Littlefield; Robert Howard; The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 3,000 - 4,000

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