Original U.S. Remington M-1875 Single Action Army 44 Cal. Revolver with Period Gun Belt & Holster - Serial No 248

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a nice example of the Remington M-1875 Single Action Army Revolver. It still has its original 7 1/2" barrel in place, but has had a custom front sight made from an 1875 dated penny. It comes complete with a very nice period Gun Cartridge belt and holster. The rounded shape of the penny sight would reduce the chances of getting snagged on the holster.

This model was the first military sized, cartridge revolver to be produced by Remington that was not a conversion of one of their earlier percussion models. The gun is a six shot, single action revolver that competed directly with the Colt Single Action Army. The gun had a fluted cylinder and was produced in three center fire calibers, .44 Remington, .44 WCF (44-40) and eventually .45 Colt.

The majority of the revolvers produced had 7 ½" barrels, although a few were produced with 5 ¾" barrels and are considered very scarce today. The revolvers were produced with both blued and nickel finishes. Oil finished, two-piece walnut grips were standard, but other options were available on special order. Remington produced the M-1875 revolver from 1875 until 1889, with a total production of only between 25,000 and 30,000; a very small production run when compared with Colt's M-1873 Single Action Army.

The markings on the top of the barrel are clear:


The serial number 248 is present on the edge of the left grip frame, underneath the grip. Unfortunately this does not really give much information about when the pistol was made, as at about serial number 12,000, Remington started the serial numbering for the Model 1875 back at 1. This was also around the time they moved from a rectangular firing pin, to a cone-shaped one, so most likely, this is the second model 1875 to have the serial number 248.  The gun is chambered in the original .44 Remington center fire caliber.

The entire revolver was nickel plated when manufactured and portions of the plating is now missing on portions of the barrel, trigger guard and back strap all to be expected with a used revolver of this age from the frontier.  Tight and crisp action with original walnut grips, a very clean example. It can be finicky at times though, as with any revolver of this age. The original grip scales are in very good used condition. They show some expected minor bump and dings and wear from use.

The Revolver comes complete with its original embossed leather gun belt and holster with loops for 24 cartridges of which three are torn. The holster bears what appears to be a large quarter-sized silver rosette for decoration. The rear of the holster is stamped HEISER DENVER and the gun belt behind the buckle is stamped MYERS, EL PASO, TEXAS

How good can this get? An honest used example of a scarce Six Gun from the Old West ready to display example of the Old West!


Years of Manufacture: 1875–1889
Caliber: .44 Remington
Ammunition Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 7 1/2  inches

Overall Length: 13 1/2 inches
Action: Single Action
Feed System: 6 Shot Revolver

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