CASED Antique REMINGTON New Model POCKET Revolver
A Very Nice Set for Display!
Here we present an antique Remington New Model Pocket Percussion Revolver, made circa 1873 in Ilion, New York. This revolver was designed for defensive carry and would have been equally at home in a holster, pocket or purse. These revolvers were made during a period when Smith & Wesson owned the Rollin White Patent, which turned out to be the best way to incorporate use of metallic cartridges in revolvers. Companies like Remington and Colt were relegated to continue production of revolvers with the percussion firing system until the patent expired in 1869. Once this happened, companies lost no time fitting their percussion models with various cartridge conversions or incorporating this new technology at the factory.
This example of the New Model Pocket Revolver demonstrates this transition well. Here we have a Pocket Revolver that features the “Improved” technology of a cartridge cylinder, though many were sold with both a cartridge and a percussion cylinder for the same gun. This cased set has both, though the percussion cylinder comes from a reproduction revolver. This revolver is original and in great shape. The top of the barrel is marked “PATENTED SEPT.14.1858 MARCH 17.1863/E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION, NEW YORK U.S.A.” Estimates are that about 25,000 of these revolvers were made altogether, so this serial number places this piece near the very end of production. The green cloth lined walnut case is very nice and includes the percussion cylinder, powder flask, caps, balls, a bullet mold, and an empty box of cartridges. The box also includes the key with which to lock it up. This would make a great display or ornament for your desk!
The overall condition is near fine. 95% of the original nickel finish remains with a bit of speckling. The markings are clear and legible. The walnut grips are in great shape. The bore is clear and bright with good rifling. The action on this revolver is excellent.
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 3-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .32 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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