Antique Civil War Remington Firearm
Antique Civil War Remington 44 Caliber Black Powder Percussion Firearm. Model No. 1858. Engraved on gun is "Patented Sept. 14, 1858 Remington and Sons Ilion N.Y. USA New Model". This is working condition however, please note that winning bidder should always have this firearm checked by a Gun Smith prior to use. The Remington Army revolver is large-framed revolver in .44 caliber with an 8-inch barrel length. The 1858 Remington became so famous that it was the prevailing choice of military officers following the Civil War. Its full-frame design still makes it a top choice for black powder shooters today as the cylinder can be removed without taking the firearm completely apart. The stainless steel Remington features a stainless steel frame, brass trigger guard, octagonal barrel, dovetail front blade sight, and walnut two-piece grips.
The Remington-Beals Model Revolvers along with subsequent models and variations were percussion revolvers manufactured by Eliphalet Remington & Sons in .31 (Pocket) .36 (Navy) or .44 (Army) caliber, used during the American Civil War, and was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame pistols. They are commonly, though inaccurately, referred to as the Model 1858 due to the patent markings on its New Model barrels, "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858/E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL."; although wide scale production did not start until 1861. Remington percussion revolvers are very accurate and capable of considerable power with muzzle velocities in the range of 550 to 1286+ feet-per-second, depending upon the charge loaded by the shooter. Combustible cartridge velocities averaged from 700 to 900 feet per second (270 m/s), depending on powder quality, charge and conical bullet weight. Combustibles were usually loaded with a special high performance sporting grade black powder, using the minimum charge required for a specified impact level, usually determined by pine penetration tests. The special powder and minimal charge reduced black powder fouling, allowing revolvers to be fired as much as possible before cleaning was necessary
- Condition Very Good
- Size Standard
- Location Office
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- System ID # 37514548
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