Make: E. Remington & Sons
Model: These are known as the “Model 1858”, but production did not begin until 1861.
Serial Number: 130263
Year of Manufacture: Approximately 1875
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 "133777", which does not match the frame's marking of "130263", seen again on the trigger guard hook. The left of the barrel and frame are marked "T", the lower left of the frame is marked "a". The right of the barrel is marked "R". The right of the grip frame is marked "V / T".
Barrel Length: 8", Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a pinched conical post, screwed into the barrel. The rear sight is a “V” channel on top of the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth walnut panels with brass escutcheons. The stocks have heavy rubbing and compression marks, we could not see any cracks or major damages. The right escutcheon sits above the wood surface. The grips are 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 mid gray with highly defined rifling. There is pitting and areas of surface erosion.
Overall Condition: The surfaces have a nice blanket of natural patina, with a few areas of sanding and rubbing through the patina. General handling marks and areas of mild pitting are seen as photographed. The markings are clear unless otherwise noted. The screw heads have moderate tooling. Overall, this handgun rates in about Good condition as not having an original barrel.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, though wide play is felt in full lockup of all 6 chambers. The hammer has a strong mainspring. 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: From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remington_Model_1858 “The Remington is a single-action, six-shot, percussion revolver produced by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, N.Y., based on theFordyce Beals patent of September 14, 1858 (Patent 21,478). The Remington Army revolver is large-framed, in .44 caliber, with an 8 inch barrel length. The Remington Navy revolver is slightly smaller framed than the Army, and in .36 caliber with an 7.375 inch [Beals Navy 7.5 inch] barrel length. There were three progressive models made; the Remington-Beals Army & Navy (1860–1862), the 1861 Army & Navy (1862–1863), and the New Model Army & Navy (1863–1875).The three models are nearly identical in size and appearance. Subtle but noticeable differences in hammers, loading levers, and cylinders help identify each model. The 1861 Remington actually transitioned into New Model appearance by late 1862, slowly transforming throughout 1862, due to continual improvement suggestions from the U. S. Ordnance Department. Remington percussion revolvers are very accurate and capable of considerable power with muzzle velocities in the range of 550 to 1286+ feet-per-second, depending upon the charge loaded by the shooter. Combustible cartridge velocities averaged from 700 to 900 feet per second (270 m/s), depending on powder quality, charge and conical bullet weight. Combustibles were usually loaded with a special high performance sporting grade black powder, using the minimum charge required for a specified impact level, usually determined by pine penetration tests. The special powder and minimal charge reduced black powder fouling, allowing revolvers to be fired as much as possible before cleaning was necessary.” This revolver was made during the end of production, when the Wild West was far from one, it has strong sub-inspector marks and honest patina. This is the quintessential Army sidearm of the day, it would have been an intimidating piece to natives out west who had only just heard of 'firearms'. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique handgun can be sold in California.
LSB#: 161128LV55 Make: E. Remington & Sons Model: These are known as the “Model 1858”, but production did not begin until 1861. Serial Number: 130263 Year of
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