Civil War Period REMINGTON New Model Army Percussion Revolver with Holster
An Antique Civil War Period REMINGTON New Model Army Percussion Revolver circa, SN#60007 all matching (1862-1864). 8", .44 cal. octagon steel barrel, blue and case hardened (no original finish remains) with "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/ E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./ NEW MODEL" on the top flat with light erosion and salt & pepper pitting (some areas worse than others) especially around the cylinder's percussion nipples. Brass trigger guard with serial number and military inspector mark "U". 6-Shot round cylinder. Two-piece original walnut grip scales in overall fair condition with no original varnish remaining, edge chips missing, scratches and dings from years of handling. Screw heads are marred. All steel components exhibit a professionally cleaning and lightly polished dull grey age patina with rust pitting throughout. A decent example in good mechanical working order accompanied by a period leather holster that is in respectable condition considering the age.
NOTE: This is one of the major handguns of the Civil War and was Colt's largest competitor. Important to note that the famous showman William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody carried a "New Model Army" and claimed it never failed him.
LEATHER HOLSTER: the holster has seen better days but is still functional. Some of the stitching has separated and most of the dark outer hard shell has flaked off over the years.