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Revised: 9/19/2016 

Please Note: As is usually the case with a refinished gun, part of the address on the top of the barrel was polished out and after refinishing the missing parts of the address were remarked.


SN 5054. Cal. 44. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line “E. REMINGTON & SONS” address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips matching number on inside of each grip. The Remington Army was a fine revolver in its day and would have been serious competition for the Colt Model 1873 but it appeared on the market two years after the Colt, by which time Colt was well established with military contracts which Remington could never generate. Even though the Remington was every bit the equivalent of the Colt and many reported it superior, Remington did not have the distribution and contacts to reach widespread customers. Though there was an estimated 25,000 of this pattern manufactured, they are quite scarce as many were sold outside the U.S.This is a very crisp example which has apparent factory refinish as there are tiny plated over pits. Small star just forward on right edge of bbl is the only marking noted other than address. There is a known purchase of 639 nickel plated Remington’s for use by Indian police and at least 1,000 were purchased by the Mexican government and there was contract by the Egyptian government for 10,000 guns as this might be one. Regardless, this is a beautiful example that shows little or no use. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Extremely fine as period refinished, bbl address has been freshened. Overall retains virtually all of its strong nickel finish, crisp bright like new bore with light staining, screws retain all of their nickel plate; grips are sound, well fit with several hairlines and mellow ivory patina. 50663-1 JS (7,500-12,500) IVORY – Lot 4442

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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