SOLD FOR: $3156

LSB#: 211007DW03

Make: Remington

Model: 1890 Single Action Army

Serial Number: 997

Year of Manufacture: 1890-1894, 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 but a portion is obscured. The top of the barrel is marked “REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y”. The left of the frame is marked “.44 C.F.W.”.

Barrel Length: 5 3/4”

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 checkered black hard rubber with “RA. Co.” monograms at the tops. The grips are shy to the grip frame and have some light movement. There are a few light marks but no major defects. The grip screw escutcheon is loose. The checkering is mostly strong. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is dull and the rifling is worn and shallow. There is scattered erosion and pitting.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 5% of its metal finish. The metal has mostly worn bright, the most noticeable bluing is on the front web of the trigger guard and on the web of the ejector rod housing at the frame. There are some areas of light patina, discoloration from previous oxidation, and some light oxidation. There are a few scabs, most noticeable on the front strap. There are areas of erosion scattered over the metal. There are some dings into the metal, the deepest and most noticeable are on the topstrap. There are some light scratches. The screwheads are sharp to lightly worn with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition as 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.

Our Assessment: The 1890 SAA is an upgrade on the Remington 1875 SAA, itself 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, the production release for the 1875 was two years too late, and Colt had already established their 1873 SAA, with large orders from the Army and civilian populace. The 1875 revolver never saw commercial success and even though not many were made they decided to upgrade it and made the 1890. The 1890 was their best single action but the advent of smokeless powder closed its history. Only 2,020 of the 1890 were made so it makes for a great piece for the collectors of Remingtons and American revolvers. Please see our photos and good luck!

Remington Model 1890 SAA .44-40 WCF 5 3/4? Single Action Revolver Antique
Remington Model 1890 SAA .44-40 WCF 5 3/4? Single Action Revolver Antique