CIVIL WAR Antique REMINGTON 1861 ARMY Revolver
Made Circa 1862 in Ilion, New York
Here we present an antique Remington Model 1861 Army Percussion Revolver, manufactured circa 1862 in Ilion, New York. This revolver was used almost as widely as the Colt Model 1860 New Model Army Revolver and was an American Civil War sidearm favorite. Many officers and soldiers favored it over the standardized Colt series since the Remington model featured a solid frame enclosure over the revolving cylinder which, in effect, protected the firing action and reduced the chance of a jam when operating under field conditions.
The Remington Model 1861 was contracted for production by the US government in June of 1862 with deliveries beginning in December of that year. The weapon would eventually appeared in two distinct production forms as put forth by Remington, known simply as the “Old Army Model” and the “New Army Model” and, essentially, set the mold for Remington revolvers to follow.
This one features the recessed loading lever that made it possible to remove the cylinder arbor pin without lowering the lever, though the government ended up sending many of the revolvers back to remedy this. This one has no such remediation. Government inspection marks may be observed throughout. The top of the barrel bears Remington’s address.
The overall condition is good. The metal surfaces have a mixed patina with some weathering. The markings are faint but legible. The grips are in good shape, showing honest period wear. The bore is dark with strong rifling. The action on this revolver is strong. Here is a great example of a Civil War Remington Army Revolver for your collection!
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Barrel is 8 inches.
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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