Model: New Model Police, Cartridge Converted
Serial Number: 2074
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, left of the grip frame, cylinder, cap and trigger guard hook are marked correctly for serial number 2074.
Barrel Length: 3 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a a rounded blade, fixed to the barrel; it appears to have traveled back a small amount in its slot. The rear sight is a V groove on top of the frame.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are beautiful walnut stocks, they have been sanded and re-varnished, the inside appear to read "304" in pencil. The stocks have some gap in flush fit to the grip straps, there are some heavier marks on the butt and rounding at the heel and toe locations. There are no cracks or major damages. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition as refinished.
Type of Finish: Nickel with Silver Plated Trigger Guard
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is dark in patches, the rifling is mostly defined, there are spots of moderate depth erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 80% of its metal finish. The nickel and silver plating are highly retained. Some areas have sprinkled wear through the finish, exposing dark metal. The line and form of the revolver was highly maintained over time, most in this date range come through in pretty rough shape. There are also a few spots of light pitting on the surfaces, the cylinder and its cap show nice fit to one another, the loading lever catches well in the retaining clip. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good Plus 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 2074, indicating production in the early 1870's before the model was replaced by dedicated cartridge firing revolvers. It has about 80% of its nickel and silver plated finishes remaining, showing signs of rub wear and an active lifestyle. The trigger has dark patina. It remains a highly attractive piece with nicely toned walnut stocks 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#: 161129LV56 Make: Remington Model: New Model Police, Cartridge Converted Serial Number: 2074 Year of Manufacture: 1870's; the conversion was available s
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