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1875 REMINGTON ARMY MODEL REVOLVER, 44/40....

    INDIAN POLICE

This 1875 Remington Army Model 44/40 stands tall amongst it's peers. One of the ONLY Government Contracts Remington received for this Model was for the Indian Police. They received Nickel Plated 1875 Remington's in 44/40. In turn they were issued to the Reservation Indian Police, most of them to two locations, Standing Rock and Pine Ridge. These Reservations were primarily home to the various Sioux Indian branches . Some can be seen in the Apache war zones. Seldom to never due they show up, as most as this one , saw hard prolonged use, they are historically significant. Noting history, the Great Medicine man Sitting Bull was shot by Indian Police carrying Remington's and some long arms. This 1875 Remington, Serial No. ( Batch) 757X is marked for the Indian Police.

The stamped marking stands for: Bureau Indian Affairs, No.15. Currently about 5-8% of the original nickel plate is present, the balance is a medium gray, with mixed plum gray patina. The patina has never been cleaned and is all original. ALL factory applied markings are still present, barrel address, serial no. on grip strap edge, plus applied BIA 15. The working action, despite heavy use and wear is still 100% correct each and every time.

The only feature non factory is the barrel has been reduced from 7-1/2 inches to an even 6 inches. Observing the barrel, this work was done when the Indians carried this Remington, IN THE DAY ! Price $3,750

 

The original Walnut grips are still with the Remington. They show hand and carry use, but basically are in excellent condition. Darkened by hand sweat over the years. MOST IMPORTANT: on the inside of the grips there are unique markings. EW and SD one on each grip inside. My guess would be SD is South Dakota. Regarding grip area, the Lanyard Ring is still present !

EXCEPTIONAL ! IN SO MANY WAYS !!

REMINGTON MODEL of 1875, SINGLE ACTION...in .45 COLT CALIBER, FACTORY SHORT BARREL AND PEARL GRIPS, HIGH LEVEL OF ORIGINAL NICKEL FINISH.

This is an extraordinary Remington Model of 1875 in so many ways. INFO: The Model of 1875 was made for a short period of time, from 1875 to 1889, in a quantity of about 25,000 revolvers. Of that 25,000 the first 16,000 revolvers were in .44 Remington caliber, the following 9,000 were in .44/40 , EXCEPT a very small number. Maybe less than 1,000 and they were in .45 Colt. The Remington is also unique as it is a FACTORY short barrel, 5-3/4 inch ! I have been looking at antique arms for more than 50 years, and I say this, Mother of Pearl grips on an 1875 Remington are beyond scarce. Some Ivory, and overwhelming number of Walnut grips, but no Pearl. Serial Number ( Batch# ) 3 is on the grip frame where they were serial numbers, and PLUS on the rear of the cylinder, between chambers appears 45, as well as on the shoulder of the trigger guard.  There is about 90% original factory nickel finish remaining, the loss is on the cylinder which is normal for a revolver. Where missing is a soft gray patina. ALL factory applied markings are present, caliber .45 and the barrel address. Mechanically: It cocks locks tight and indexes correctly, then releases to fire. The only imperfection is the loading hammer notch is worn and needs thumb help to load.  This 1875 is very uniquely gripped! as it has Mother of Pearl grips, a real rarity for 1875's.

 

 

 

Nickel Plated 5-3/4 " Short Barrel

The left grip shows an unfortunate accident, at one time the grip was broken. HOWEVER, it was repaired in "the day" using 2 copper or gold pins, and some type glue. IMPORTANT: this was done in the use period of the Remington, and it still is HOLDING today. A job delicately and well done.

This Model of 1875 came out of the Southeast Texas area and shows use, and great care to maintain the Remington. It was undoubtedly a prized revolver.

PRICE $4,850 SOLD / HOLD

 

 

REMINGTON FACTORY CONVERSION of The New Model of 1858 , TO .46 RIM FIRE 5 shot.

At the end of the Civil War there was an abundance, surplus if you will, of large frame revolvers. This fit well into the new marketing plans of the firearms manufacturers. The race was on to convert percussion revolvers to the new self contained cartridge revolvers. Already on the Market was the .46 rim fire cartridge, already accepted, so a natural for conversion of the 1858 New Model Remington. This Remington, Serial No. 71769 ( Conversion #2021) was converted to a 5 shot .46 Rim Fire. As was the case they came with or without the ejector, this one does not have the ejector. This one is identified with the Rollin White Patent date rolled on the cylinder, a VERY desired feature for the Conversions.

PATENTED  APR 3'd 1855 , This is a premium for this model to have the patent on the cylinder.

It made a lot of sense to convert to .46 RF, as there were already long arm Models out there using the cartridge. The Conversion has very clean and near perfect Walnut grips, showing only normal to light hand wear.

The Remington has about 5-10% blue finish remaining, scattered throughout, mostly on lever and barrel. The balance is an untouched and original gray patina. Mechanically this Conversion is 100% on ALL the working actions, each and every time !! ALL factory applied markings are clear and legible to read.

PRICE $ 2,250

 

 

A very desirable conversion and showing the historical trend for cartridges, the early ones, as Remington did convert to other calibers, but .46 Rim Fire was a first and quite significant.

**Important : This Remington is one of 4,540 converted by the Remington Factory for the major dealer of Kittredge & Co., Cincinnati, Ohio. Converted to .46 Rim Fire , 5 shot, with the 1855 patent rolled cylinder. This distributor was a MAJOR dealer who shipped to the Western Frontier.

 

 

APRIL 30, 2024

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