Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverUsed£ 2,250
Remington 1863 New Model Army Revolver. The serial number dates this to 1864 and is certainly a US Civil War period model.
This model has been refurbished, re-blued and fitted with custom grips.
It works perfectly and is an absolute delight to hold. Cylinder timing and lock-up are spot on.
The bore is around 80%.
I can see one factory sub-inspectors mark (J) on the left side of the frame below the hammer, the rest have been buffed out with the refurbish, the top of barrel address is very readable and the heel strap is tapped, presumably for a bolt to take a lanyard ring, as was common practice for service revolvers, I hope my pictures tell the story.
Serial Number 111739 stamped on the underside of the barrel, on the left hand side of the grip frame (under the wooden grip), on the heel of the grip and partially on the cylinder.
With reference to ‘Remington Army and Navy Revolvers 1861 – 1888, by Donald L. Ware’, this revolver, serial number 111739, was manufactured in November 1864 (Donald Ware dates models within a serial number range of 107,411 – 113,460 to have been manufactured in November 1864).
Further research in Donald Ware’s book shows that during November 1864 Remington delivered 5,000 Amy revolvers to a Colonel Thornton of the New York Arsenal. The serial number of this revolver places it in the consignment that was shipped to the US army during November 1864.
The U.S Army’s purchase price was $12.00.
This is an example of one of the major handguns of the American Civil War. The New Model Army was the stiffest competitor to Colt’s Model 1860 Army and was considered technically superior to the Colt Army model and stronger.
The New Model Army was also the last of Remington’s .44 caliber percussion revolvers. The famous showman William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody carried a “New Model Army” for buffalo hunting and the Indian Wars and claimed….. “This old Remington Revolver I carried and used for many years in Indian wars and Buffalo killing, and it never failed me”.
The New Model Army Revolver was made between c 1863 and 1875. Total quantity estimated at approximately 122,000.
Any questions, or if you’d like better definition photo’s please email me, only too happy to respond.
This model is manufactured for an obsolete caliber and is therefore exempt under section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament.
Posting costs are included in the sale price and I’ll send via Royal Mail Next Day Delivery and email the tracking number once sent, to confirm posting.
Payment by Bank transfer preferred or cheque is fine.
Alternatively, collection can be arranged from London SE20 (office where I work).
Shipping to the UK only, NO exceptions.
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