Model: 1858 New Army “Old Silver” - Reproduction of Remington M1863 New Model Army Revolver
Serial Number: R487960
Year of Manufacture: 2016
Caliber: .44 Cap and Ball
Action Type: Single Action Percussion Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “BLACKPOWDER ONLY 44 CAL.”. The underside of the frame is marked with a starred Italian proof mark. The underside of the barrel is marked “2016”, with a boxed “CP” date code, a “CIP / PN” nitro proof and a starred Italian proof. The right side of the barrel is marked with a “FAP” diamond logo and “F.LLIPIETTA – MADE IN ITALY”. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “R487960”.
Barrel Length: The octagon barrel is 8” in length.
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a “U” groove in the top strap and a rounded blade front sight mortised into the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece walnut with a reddish-brown satin finish. There are a few dings and light handling marks in the grips. The grips rate in about Fine Plus condition.
Type of Finish: The revolver has a blued barrel, trigger, hammer and loading lever, a brass trigger guard and an “Old Silver” polished steel frame (Taylors describes the frame as “white” while Cabelas describes it as an Old Silver polished frame.) The frame, the bottom of the trigger guard, the backstrap and the loading lever are heavily scroll engraved, as are the top front and rear of the barrel.
Finish Originality: The finish is original.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 98% of its original finish. There is a drag line through the finish and two sharp dings on the right side of the barrel, tiny marks in the sides of the top strap and a few scratches in the sides of the trigger guard. There are also a few more light marks scattered around the surfaces. The hammer serrations are sharp but disfigured with a small ding. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition except for the missing cylinder.
Mechanics: The hammer has a half-cock safety and at full-cock it falls when the trigger is pulled. The barrel is tight to the frame. The cylinder is missing. We did not fire this revolver. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Buffalo Bill Cody carried a New Model Army throughout the Indian Wars and his show appearances, and never converted it to cartridge use, which is a testament to the popularity of this revolver. The original Remington New Model Army revolver is commonly called the Model 1858 because of its patent date on the barrel, but it was not actually produced until 1863, the 1861 Old Model having preceded it. This revolver is a reproduction of the New Model Army made by Pietta of Italy and is their model “1858 New Army “Old Silver””. It has a blued barrel with an Old Silver polished finish on the frame and a brass trigger guard. The frame, backstrap, trigger guard and loading lever are heavily scroll engraved, as are the top front and rear of the barrel. This revolver is really unique looking, so please see our pictures. The revolver has about 98% of its original finish remaining, and would be in Excellent condition, but is missing its cylinder. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This is a beautiful revolver that can be made whole again with a blued Pietta cylinder from Taylors for about $95, and even less on EBAY. This will make a very nice revolver for anyone who likes to shoot blackpowder, especially those in the blackpowder category of Cowboy Action Shooting. The New Action Army comes apart in seconds for cleaning, which aids in keeping it clean and free of erosion. The New Action Army has one of the strongest blackpowder frames made and with care, this revolver will give someone decades of shooting enjoyment.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique percussion single action revolver can be sold in California.
LSB#: 170418RR29 Make: Pietta Model: 1858 New Army “Old Silver” - Reproduction of Remington M1863 New Model Army Revolver Serial Number: R487960 Year of Manu
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