Original U.S. Remington New Model Navy Revolver- Partially Marked with Matching Serial Number 27745
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful condition example of a revolver manufactured by Remington Arms, Ilion, New York, known as the "New Model" Navy revolver which was a percussion fired six shooter in .36 caliber. Standard features included octagon barrel, barrel threads are visible, round cylinder with safety notches, loading lever has long hinge, cylinder is removed by pulling the cylinder pin forward after releasing the loading lever, iron backstrap is integral with frame, walnut grips, brass trigger guard. Barrel was marked: "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 / E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. NEW YORK. U.S.A. / NEW - MODEL" however, the barrel marking is quite faded. Barrel is 7.375 inches.
Overall condition is very good with original walnut grips, tight cylinder lock, strong smooth action, good bore with tight overall mechanics . D inspection marks on the cylinder and M on the trigger guard, serial number visible on underside of the barrel reads 27745 as well as a matching number on the grip frame. Of particular note is that the top of the barrel is martially stamped with a Naval Anchor.
The Remington is a single-action, six-shot, percussion revolver produced by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, N.Y., based on the Fordyce Beals patent of September 14, 1858 (Patent 21,478). The Remington Army revolver is large-framed, in .44 caliber, with an 8 inch barrel length. The Remington Navy revolver is slightly smaller framed than the Army, and in .36 caliber with an 7.375 inch [Beals Navy 7.5 inch] barrel length. There were three progressive models made; the Remington-Beals Army & Navy (18601862), the 1861 Army & Navy (18621863), and the New Model Army & Navy (18631875). The three models are nearly identical in size and appearance. Subtle but noticeable differences in hammers, loading levers, and cylinders help identify each model. The 1861 Remington actually transitioned into New Model appearance by late 1862, slowly transforming throughout 1862, due to continual improvement suggestions from the U. S. Ordnance Department.
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.
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