E. Remington & Sons 1858 New Model Army
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This auction has been sold to Rocka at kr12,000.00 NOK.
Make: E. Remington & Sons Model: These are known as the “Model 1858”, but production did not begin until 1861. Serial Number: 65655 Year of Manufacture: About 122,000 New Model pistols were produced, the Springfield Research Service documentation puts the date of issue at 02/11/1865. Caliber: .44 Caliber Ball Action Type: 6-Shot, Single Action, Cylinder Loaded Percussion Revolver Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./ NEW MODEL”, the underside of the barrel is marked "65655", the left of the grip frame is marked with serial number along with "1 / J", the underside of the trigger guard and rear left of the barrel are marked "J", the rear of left of the frame is marked "H". Barrel Length: 8” Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinched blade, integral to a cylindrical base that is screwed into the barrel behind the original front sight's dovetail slot, the original front sight is not present. The rear sight is a "V" channel in the frame . Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth walnut panels, which look to be later replacements. The stocks have slight gaps in fit to the grip frame, the flanks have scrapes and small dings. There are no major damages. The grips rate in about Good overall condition. Type of Finish: Blue with Brass Trigger Guard & Case Colored Hammer Finish Originality: Factory Orginal Bore Condition: The bore is dark with moderate depth erosion, the rifling is still highly defined. Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 5% of its metal finish seen as small spots of blue on the frame and loading lever. The other surfaces have a dark cocoa patina and scattered scrapes, dings and compression marks, please see our pictures. Areas of pitting and speckled pin prick erosion are seen throughout. The hammer's striking surfaces are marred. The screw head slots are generally disfigured. The markings are faded. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fair Plus condition. Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces about 1/8” side to side play with mild back play. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements. Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a copy from the Springfield Research Services Series Lnumbers of U.S. Martial Arms, Volume 2, page 193, which shows serial number 65654 having been issued to the 1st Maryland Volunteer Cavalry on February 11th 1865, in Excellent condition. Our Assessment: This is a Remington New Model Army revolver with U.S. inspector markings. The barrel and frame are serialized to one another and the bore still has defined rifling. It turns out that this revolver was issued to the 1st Maryland Volunteer Cavalry, a unit that served with distinction throughout the civil war, even leading the final charge at Appomattox, the unit fought the 14th Virginia Cavalry on April 4th, putting it well within reason that this revolver may have been at that battle site. How it ended up in Southern California in 2016 is anyone's guess, the revolver certainly looks to have seen quite a bit of action and should make for a great addition to any collection. Please see our pictures and good luck. NRA ANTIQUE FIREARM CONDITIONS STANDARDS:
- FACTORY NEW: All original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.
- EXCELLENT: All original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.
- FINE: All original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.
- VERY GOOD: All original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.
- GOOD: Some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or re-blued; principal letters, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
- FAIR: Some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or re-blued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.
- POOR: Major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collector's firearm.
- kr12,000.00 NOK
- 836 days ago