Model: New Model Police, Cartridge Converted
Serial Number: 2190
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 "2190", the cylinder at the rear has a faint "2190", matching that of the conversion cap. The front underside of the barrel is marked "38".
Barrel Length: 3 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a a rounded blade, fixed to the barrel, it is very close to the lettering, suggesting it may be a replacement, if so, this was done a very long time ago; there is a section of exposed slotting forward of the blade, the blade itself has some heavy marks and is slightly bent. The rear sight is a V groove on top of the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are dark walnut with brass escutcheons. The right panel has chip losses on the lower portions, as does the right, but in smaller form. Their fit to the grip frame is generally pleasant. Both grips have heavy nail head markings on the butt. The grips are in about Good overall condition for their age.
Type of Finish: Blue with Silver Plated Trigger Guard
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright with highly defined rifling. There are a few spots of mild erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 10% of its metal finish, seen mostly as silver plating on the trigger guard; the blue items have a few small spots left in protected areas, though overall the surfaces have a mottled patina. Heavier erosion is seen throughout, but the metal to metal fit is still tight. The conversion cylinder has nice fit inside of the frame, the cap sits snugly. The loading lever catch is still highly defined and grabs the lever with ease. The screw heads are highly serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder produces light 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 2190, indicating production in the early 1870's before the model was replaced by dedicated cartridge firing revolvers. It has some silver plating left on the trigger guard, all serialized parts are correctly matched and the bore is better than some guns we've seen from the 1930's. 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#: 161128LV54 Make: Remington Model: New Model Police, Cartridge Converted Serial Number: 2190 Year of Manufacture: 1870's; the conversion was available s
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