GR79-0323-4473, Transitional Remington New Model Army with Period Holster. .44 cal. 6 shot. Serial number 145,xxx matches on frame, back of cylinder and bottom of the barrel. The gun retains about 25% original blue finish mixing to a chocolate brown patina. Crisp tight mechanics. The cylinder locks upm really tight in the full cock position. The gun is fully subinspected. There is a clear cartouche on the left grip. The bore is bright, shiny, crisply rifled with a few light scattered spots and light surface residue. Better than average very good + bore. I purchased the gun with the holster and the gun has some holster rot on it around the muzzle of the gun. I believe the gun has been with the holster forever. There is a name scratched onto the holster and on each grip. Neither are easy to make out and I have spent a lot of time looking at both and trying to make sense of it. The name Silas is clear on the holster but the rest is muddy. I have compared it to civil war data base and the name that makes the most sense is Silas Malcomb. It is scratched in like. .
Is if Silas was only going to write Silas M and then changed his mind and put the rest of his name below. The grips are even harder to make out. On the Left grip it looks like there is an S or R and an l. On the right grip maybe K C on left of the escutcheon and B or R C on the right side of the escutcheon. B C would make sense, the only Silas Malcomb on Civil War Data was mustered into “B” Company, 33rd Infantry. I cannot say the name is for sure Silas Malcomb but that is my best guess and what makes the most sense.
Est. Retail Value: $2500
Civil War Data Info.
Residence Knox County IN;
Enlisted on 9/16/1861 as a Private.
On 9/16/1861 he mustered into “B” Co. IN 33rd Infantry
He Re-enlisted on 1/15/1864
He was Mustered Out on 7/21/1865 at Louisville, KY