SOLD FOR: $1785
Model: 1867 Navy Rolling Block
Serial Number: 4895
Year of Manufacture: 1867-1875
Caliber: .50 Caliber Centerfire
Action Type: Single Shot Rolling Block Pistol
Markings: The bottom of the barrel is marked with the serial number. The top of the barrel is marked “I / E.B” over an anchor. The right side of the frame is marked “P / F.C.W”. The left side of the frame is marked “REMINGTON ILION N.Y. U.S.A. / PAT. MAY. 3D NOV. 15TH 1864 APRIL 17TH 1866”.
Barrel Length: 7”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a mortised post fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a “V” notch in a rise in the breech block.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth walnut. There are some scattered compressions, draglines, light dings into the finish, and some light scratches. The defects on the wood have colored with age. The grips rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition as antique.
Type of Finish: Blued Barrel with Case Color Frame
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains less than 10% of its metal finish. The metal has lost the majority of its finish, faint remains of case color can be observed on the frame. The grip screw on the backstrap has snapped off and the shaft of the screw remains in the grip. The barrel has some scattered spots of erosion, dark discoloration from previous oxidation, and some light scratches. The frame has scattered patches of discoloration from previous oxidation, erosion, and scuffs. The trigger guard has a dark patina. There are some spots of erosion on the rear of the breechblock ear. There are a few scattered spots of light oxidation. The screwheads display light tool marks. The markings are mostly clear, the serial number is light. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition as an Antique
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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.
Our Assessment: The Remington Rolling Block action was one of the companies most successful and was exported around the world and used by countless militaries even after more modern alternatives were available. The action was so simple and rugged that they were virtually impossible to wear out. While commonly encountered in rifle form, this is an 1867 U.S. Naval pistol. The 1867 was an upgrade to the 1865 and the main upgrades were rimfire to centerfire conversion, cutting the barrel and reinstalling the sight, and replacing the sheathed trigger with a trigger guard. This is a great example of a 1867 Navy and a Rolling Block that we do not see to many of, it will be a great addition to your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!