Civil War Era Remington New Model Navy .36 Caliber Revolver | Early “New Model”

Civil War Era Remington New Model Navy .36 Caliber Revolver | Early “New Model”

  • Make: Remington & Sons –
  • Model: New Model Navy –
  • Caliber/Cartridge: .36 Cal –
  • Capacity: 6 –
  • Year: 1863 –
  • Serial Number: 23258 –
  • Barrel Length: 7-3/8 in. –
  • Finish: Well-Worn, Case Hardened, Brass –
  • Action Type: Revolving Cylinder, Black Powder Percussion –
  • History: Remington produced approximately 28,000 .36 caliber New Model Navy revolvers around the years 1863-1878, with production starting around the 23000 serial range – This particular example, bearing serial number 23258, is an early “New Model” Navy revolver, correctly featuring the loading lever without the channel cut along the top, as seen on the previous Model 1861 “Old Model” Navy revolvers. Approximately 4,300 of these revolvers were acquired by the U.S. Navy, although this specific revolver lacks the anchor stamp found on some U.S. Navy Remington revolvers.
  • Markings: Top of octagonal barrel exhibits early two-line address roll stamp without the words “New Model”; “PATENTED SEPT, 14. 1858/E.Remington & SONS, ILION NEW YORK. U.S.A., Brass trigger guard is stamped “B”, underneath barrel forward of loading lever is stamped “S”, underneath grips on frame is stamped “R” – This revolver is all matching, showing the serial number in all three locations; bottom of barrel, on frame below grips, and underside of trigger guard; It features the early-style Cone-Shaped German Silver Front Sight dovetailed into the barrel, a case color hardened hammer, and two-piece wood stocks –
  • Condition: Fair; this revolver is missing the barrel stud that the loading lever latch attaches to —  the metalwork exhibits a light silver-gray patina with scattered dark pitting, some of the screw slots show wear and deformation, the loading lever latch screw threads into place but may does not tighten completely, all markings are clear and legible with the exception of the first segment of the second address line where the “E.” all all but worn off; the two-piece wood stocks show moderate bruising, small gouges, and other scarring and each side shows small interrupted cracks but do not show any significant structural damage or breaks; the bore retains strong rifling for its age and scattered pitting and erosion; the action and mechanics appear to function and cycle as designed, with the exception of the missing loading lever latch stud – However, as with any antique arm, inspection by a competent gunsmith is advised –


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