SOLD FOR: $1875
Model: 1875 Single Action Army
Serial Number: 127
Year of Manufacture: 1875-1889, Antique
Caliber: .44-40 WCF
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the grip frame is marked with the serial number under the grips. The left rear bow of the trigger guard is marked “44”. The rear of the loading gate is marked with the serial number. The top of the barrel is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter-round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch at the end of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The smooth grips are bone and have grain lines on the bottom. They show some light handling marks and hairline cracks on the right panel at the escutcheon. There are hairline cracks on the bottoms. The fitment is shy to the grip frame. The grips rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition as Antique.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is dull with heavily worn rifling. There is scattered erosion and there is a bulge about 1” from the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 65% of its metal finish. There is finish loss on the frame that has taken on discoloration. There are some scattered cloudy spots and draglines. There are some little dings and spots of light surface erosion. There are some scratches and scuffs. There is a crack on the hammer, visible on both sides. There is a vertical crack on the trigger. The muzzle appears recrowned. The screwheads display light tool marks. The markings are legible. Overall, this revolver is in about Good condition as an Antique
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks up with some side to side movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Our Assessment: The 1875 SAA is basically a cartridge version of the Remington 1858 New Model Army which was very popular during and after the Civil War for its sturdiness and ease of disassembly. Unfortunately for Remington, their production release was two years too late, and Colt had already established their 1873 SAA, with large orders from the Army and civilian populace. The revolver never saw commercial success and not many of these were made making it a nice piece for collectors of Remingtons and Antiques. Please see our photos and good luck!