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Original Revolvers From The Remington Firearms Company
Firearms
Military Model 1861 "Old Model" .44 Caliber Army Revolver
Item #: A4893
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Here is a quite scarce version of the famous Civil War Remington .44 caliber revolver. This is the earlier production that is known to collectors as the "Old Model Army" Remington Model 1861 revolver. According to Flayderman these guns were all manufactured in 1862. He states that they only made 6,000 in total production. The guns are easily recognized because of the distinctive style of the loading lever. The loading lever is grooved to allow the cylinder pin to be removed without dropping the lever. It is believed that most if not all of this variation of Remington revolver were used to fill US government contract orders. That is likely why there are sub inspector initials on several of the main parts of the gun. The gun has an attractive battleship gray color all over. Across the top of the barrel it has some of the Remington manufacturing Mark as well as the Ilion, New York production location. The stamping reads " PATENT DEC. 17 1861 / MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON'S , ILION, N.Y." What is interesting is that it is also stamped "NEW MODEL" back towards the frame. The gun has the serial numbers of 1,532 o the frame and in pencil under each of the grips. The underside of the barrel has the number that appears to be 1,203 but it looks like they have been together for eons. Flayderman states that they started the serial number sequence at the end of the Beals patent production. On the grip of the gun it has the original 2 piece Walnut wood grips intact with a very pleasing appearance with honest wear as you see. On the left hand walnut wood grip it has the inspector cartouche stamp. This along with the sub-inspector initials let us know that this is a military gun instead of a civilian model. The mechanics of the gun still function quite well. This is a very attractive gun and is one of the rare early production Civil War Remington .44 caliber Army model 1861 revolver.

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$1,850.00 USD

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