Model: New Model Police, Cartridge Converted
Serial Number: 117
Year of Manufacture: 1870's; the conversion was available starting c. 1870, production ended for this model in 1873, from Flayderman's Guide.
Caliber: .38 Rimfire
Action Type: 5-Shot Double / Single Action Cartridge Converted Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858. MARCH 17, 1863 / REMINGTON & SONS ILION, NEWYORK, U.S.A. / NEW MODEL”. The underside of the barrel, trigger guard hook and left of the grip frame are marked "117", the cylinder at the rear has a faint "239", matching that of the conversion cap.
Barrel Length: 4 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a a rounded blade, fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a V groove on top of the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are beautiful ivory panels (we are able to sell these under the De Minimus exception to ivory ownership). The inside are marked "D. CRAIG" and "ELEPHANT IVORY". The stocks have medium carrot toning on the inside, the stocks have some surface fissures, which are as dark as the cut checkering on the flanks, the stocks have nice fit to the grip frame with only a few small amounts of gap in fit to a flush transition. The grips rate in about Very Good Plus to Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel with Silver Plated Trigger Guard
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark in patches, the rifling is highly defined, there are spots of moderate erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 71% of its metal finish. The surfaces have patches of etching and pitting, the majority have a bright sheen, with general handling marks and scrapes. Wispy scuffs are seen throughout, but mostly go unnoticed. The brass trigger guard has brown patina and a few spots of silver plating left. The screw heads are mostly lightly tooled at worst, a few have dings in the slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces mild side to side play in each chamber. The pistol has a cartridge conversion cap for .38 Rimfire. Given its age, we do not recommend firing this pistol. 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: None.
Our Assessment: According to Flayderman's Guide to Antique Firearms, The New Model Police was produced from 1865-1873, with about 18,000 in total. This is a later cartridge converted revolver, serial number 117, indicating production in the early 1870's before the model was replaced by dedicated cartridge fed revolvers. It has about 71% of its nickel and silver plated finishes remaining, showing signs of rub wear and an active lifestyle. It remains a highly attractive piece with ivory grips and sharp construction. We can only imagine where this revolver may have been during its life and should be a welcomed addition to any collection.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique handgun can be sold in California.
LSB#: 161128LV45 Make: Remington Model: New Model Police, Cartridge Converted Serial Number: 117 Year of Manufacture: 1870's; the conversion was available st
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