SOLD FOR: $2,425
Model: Improved Navy Revolver
Serial Number: 22606, Conversion Serial Number 881
Year of Manufacture: 1866-1888, Antique
Caliber: .38 Caliber Centerfire
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the grip frame and bottom of the barrel are marked with the serial number “22606” and the conversion serial number “881”. The left side of the grip frame is also marked “6”. The top of the barrel is marked “PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858 / REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 7 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a cone dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a “V” notch at the end of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut. There are two crack repairs on the left grip that run along the rear edge. There is light material loss around the edges. The right panel has some tiny little holes appearing to be natural to the woodgrain. The grips are slightly shy to the grip frame and have a bit of rotational movement. The grips have scattered impact marks and compressions. There are no unrepaired chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Good Plus-Very Good overall condition as Antique and as repaired.
Type of Finish: Blued with Brass Trigger Guard
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is worn but has remained strong and clearly defined. There is scattered moderate pitting in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 35% of its metal finish. The strongest remaining finish is located on the bottom of the barrel and percussion loading lever. The finish has numerous scattered spots of light scabbing, oxidation, discoloration from previous oxidation, and scratches from abrasive cleaning. The scabbing is most noticeable and heaviest on the left of the frame behind the recoil shield and the right side of the frame at the base of the percussion loading lever. The cylinder has a turn line and the brass trigger guard has developed an attractive patina. The screwheads display light tool marks withserviceable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Good-Very Good condition as an Antique
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The mainspring is strong and the cylinder locks up very well with only faint movement. 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