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Old 12-07-2012, 3:11 PM
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Default Curious about dating and possible history on a Remington 1858 Army 44

A close friend of mine has acquired from his great-father-in-law a Remington 1858 and has come to me asking a few questions I do not have answers to. I was curious if anyone here could point me in the right direction or shed some light on the gun. I will be posting some photos here for your viewing pleasure. He believes to have been a presentation piece and as long as he and his GFIL has had it it has never been fired. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I can provide some higher resolution photos to folks e-mails if needed. Thanks!







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Old 12-07-2012, 3:31 PM
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In any case it is one nice looking gun.
I'm not expert and don't really know much about these guns.
However, I would gladly shoot it for you, if you would like.
I would think due to the engraving and the cylinder, that it was some type of commemorative model. And perhaps made by one of the replica companies that mostly started in the 50s. Like Navy Arms or USFA.
I do want to hear what any more knowledgeable posts say.
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Old 12-07-2012, 4:50 PM
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Not quite sure it is commemorative from the fifties... Seems original to me but I could be mistaken...

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Old 12-07-2012, 6:19 PM
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It looks like an original Remington "New Model Army Revolver." Based on serial number, I'd say that it was made between late 1863 to late 1864. They were made between 1863-1875. I don't have a clue who engraved it or when, but it sure looks purdy.
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Old 12-07-2012, 7:05 PM
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This is one possible resource, they have some similar posted in their forums.

http://www.remingtonsociety.com/forums/
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Old 12-07-2012, 7:25 PM
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