Make: E. Remington & Sons
Model: These are known as the “Model 1858”, but production did not begin until 1861.
Serial Number: 97949
Year of Manufacture: C. 1870
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's serial number is ground off, the left of the grip frame and trigger guard hook are marked "97949". The left of the barrel is marked "W", the left of the loading lever is marked "UU10", the right of the barrel is marked "P". The trigger is marked "D". The left of the grip frame is marked "C / -". The rear of the cylinder is marked "C".
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 right panel has a repaired crack, the right has "F" hand carved. Both grips have scrapes and small chip losses in Fair to Good condition.
Type of Finish: Blue with Brass Trigger Guard & Case Colored Hammer
Finish Originality: The revolver's finishes have been polished of, it was not refinished.
Bore Condition: The bore is mid gray with shallow rifling. There is pitting and spots of surface erosion.
Overall Condition: The surfaces have been cleaned off, except for the hammer, which still has a small amount of coloring; it also shows some chip losses of metal. There are spots of heavy pitting and dark gray patina emerging once again. The lines have rounding on the barrel, the loading lever has a forward cut that would have accommodated an earlier Beals designed pin. The markings are clear. The screw heads have moderate tooling. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer has a heavy mainspring and only light play is felt in full lockup of all 6 chambers. 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 in about 1870, it remains a highly captivating piece with its martial inspector marks; the left of the loading lever is marked "UU10", please help us identify this mark. With some TLC, it could shine as your next favorite display piece that represents a piece of expansionist America. Please see our pictures and good luck.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique handgun can be sold in California.
LSB#: 161128LV84 Make: E. Remington & Sons Model: These are known as the “Model 1858”, but production did not begin until 1861. Serial Number: 97949 Year of
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