SOLD FOR: $3225
Model: 1875 Single Action Army
Serial Number: 333
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 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.”. The rear of the cylinder is marked “Z”.
Barrel Length: 6” Cut
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a custom 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 aftermarket smooth wood. There is a lanyard ring hole in the butt of the grip frame. The fitment of the panels is shy to the grip frame. There are a few little compressions, draglines, marks into the finish, and some spots of discoloration. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is dull with sharp rifling where not interrupted by erosion. There is scattered erosion and a few light pits.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is a deep flame cut in the top strap. There are some spots of thinning in the flutes. There are a few little spots of finish loss on the cylinder. There is some finish loss and discolored finish around the frame screws and a few of the edges of the frame, most noticeable around the hammer and behind the trigger guard. The refinished blued hammer has some finish loss, patina, and discoloration from previous oxidation. There is a light turn line on the cylinder. There are some little swirls and draglines. The screwheads display light use. The markings are legible. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action DOES NOT function correctly, the cylinder is out of timing. There is a deep flame cut on the topstrap. 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!