Model: New Model Army Revolver
Serial Number: 93578
Year of Manufacture: 1863 – 1875
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Action Type: Single Action Percussion Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Patented Sept. 14 1858 / Remington & Sons Ilion New York. U.S.A. / New – Model”. The serial number is found on the underside of the barrel. There is a “D” on the left side of the breech, an “R” on the right side and an “I” on the underside of the barrel, forward of the loading ram catch. The left side of the loading assembly is marked with an “R”. The left side of the frame shows an italic “H” and a “C”. The trigger guard shows a “D”. The right side of the frame shows a “C” and the cylinder shows two “C”’s. The left grip panel is marked with the inspectors Cartouche. The left side of the frame, under the grips is marked “I90503”. The inside of the Panels are marked “90508” in pencil.
Barrel Length: 8”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a fixed front blade and a notched top strap rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are varnished wood, with the inspectors cartouche on the left panel. The varnish has begun to lift in areas and shows wear throughout. There is a loss at the bottom of the left panel. Otherwise, these grips are great for their age. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is quite literally bright and the rifling is sharp. You’d be hard pressed to even imagine a better bore than this. There is no mentionable erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 60% of its absolutely original metal finish. This is truly the highest condition Remington percussion revolver we have had the opportunity of selling. The barrel has been changed at one point, and the barrel is loose. Given how the finish on the barrel matches the rest of the gun, both in retained amount and wear. There is edge wear, scattered thinning, honest aging to the blue and only two mentionable patches of pitting (on the right side of the barrel / loading assembly). The Screw heads are sharp, showing light turning. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions as designed and feels tight, we have not test fired this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: If there was ever an underappreciated gun, this is it. These were some of the primary competitors for the Colt Percussion Revolvers, only these were better. These guns could boast the advantages of both a top strap and a fixed rear sight. Many preferred this gun to the others, including William F. Cody – who stated “It never Failed Me”. This is without a question, one of the best condition Remington New Model Army’s available, and the replaced barrel could have certainly been a period replacement.
Sold For: $1,631