|Seller's Location||Grove City, OH|
|Shipping Weight||5 lbs|
|Packing and Materials||$40.00|
|Current high bidder||No one has bid yet.|
|Current high bid||No one has bid yet.|
|Next minimum bid||$2,500.00|
|Overseas Shipping||Seller Ships Overseas|
|ESTIMATED RETAIL VALUE:||$3,000.00|
|$1 - $100||$5|
|$101 - $250||$10|
|$251 - $1000||$25|
|$1001 - $3000||$50|
|$3001 - $6000||$100|
|$6001 and above||$200|
This Remington Army revolver, serial 21,962, is one of the early revolvers delivered under Remington’s First Contract of June 13, 1862, according to Don Ware’s Remington Army & Navy Revolvers 1861 – 1888 , the standard reference. How this revolver survived with so much original bright blue finish and a pristine bore, I can’t imagine.
This Remington has matching serials of 21,962 on frame, trigger guard, and cylinder. There is no serial on the bottom of the barrel – but the barrel has the same original finish as the rest of the gun, and I believe this was a factory oversight – at the time this was made, Remington behind on completion of this contract, and was pushing production to avoid the risk of cancellation by the Army for late delivery. Is has the military inspectors’ initials on the various parts of the gun, and the cartouche on the grips show final acceptance of this gun by the US.
This gun has nearly all of the original bright blue finish left, with some wear and some dings and scratches. It shows no signs of the flaking you see on Remingtons. The mechanics are crisp, and the rifling is sharp and crisp, and the bore bright and shiny. The wood grip panels show the cartouche which shows acceptance of this particular gun by the US army inspector, and the serial is written in pencil on the reverse. There are no cracks or chips, and they still fit completely and fully.
Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms says of these historic big bore revolvers “One of the major handguns of the Civil War, the New Model Army was the stiffest competitor to Colt’s Model 1860 Army. The New Model Army was also the last of Remington’s 44 caliber percussion revolvers. The famous showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody carried of “New Model Army” circa 1866 to mid-1870s for buffalo hunting and the Indian Wars, and claimed “It never failed me.”
I have never had such a nice Remington. Many Remington Armies were delivered at (and after) the end of the War, and so were not used during the Civil War. But this is an early one, and the person to whom it was issued took wonderful care of this Remington, and it has survived to be a welcome addition to someone’s collection.
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