RARE CIVIL WAR Antique REMINGTON Model 1861 “OLD ARMY” Percussion Revolver
One of only 6,000 Made in 1862
Here we present an antique Remington Model 1861 “Old Army” Percussion Revolver, likely used during the American Civil War. This 6-shot .44 caliber revolver replaced the earlier Remington-Beals Army revolver. Approximately 6,000 were produced before transitioning over to the New Model 1863, which was the result of numerous incremental improvements suggested by the Army Ordnance Department. This is a genuine Civil War issued gun that was made in 1862 before being superseded by the above.
Remington, like Colt, was in business of arms making long prior to the Civil War. Remington began producing handguns since 1857 when they introduced the Remington Beals Pocket Revolver. With the outbreak of the Civil War, all of the company’s energy became devoted to the military production of both long arms and handguns.
As mentioned above, the Model 1861 Old Army revolver was produced to the tune of 6,000 examples, while the New Army model saw totals of about 135,000. Overall, both the Old Army and New Army were highly touted as a reliable and effective firearm.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. The bore is in good shape for its age. Both grips contain an expected amount of handling wear and remain in good shape.
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Barrel is 8 inches.
Caliber: .44 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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