Wow, just imagine if this fine antique could talk…what stories it might tell! Here’s one of the most popular pistols carried by soldiers of both sides during the War Between the States. According to the serial number this was made in 1862.
This beautiful 44 caliber cap and ball Remington revolver, while it was originally made in 1862, and was possibly used during the civil war, it has been completely and probably professionally refurbished/restored sometime in it's past. From what I can tell everything appears original to the gun, with the exception of a target style front sight.
I don't believe this to be a recent restoration...possibly done in the early 1960's during the centennial of the war? I believe it to be a very professional job since the bluing, which is beautiful is so well done, the gun's markings, while they were buffed to facilitate the blue job, are still readable and mostly intact. The top strap has been finished off in a non-glare finish, and a target front sight was added...THIS GUN WAS MADE TO BE USED...POSSIBLY FOR COMPETITION SHOOTING OF CAP AND BALL! I have fired this pistol, and it functions just awesome and appeared to be quite accurate. The revolver is tight, and functions like the day it was made over a 151 years ago!
Firing and shooting this is like holding history in the hand, and it's not a reproduction, but is the real deal!!!
Contact me with any questions...asking price on this reflects the fact that while it's not a reproduction, it having been restored and refurbished has dropped it's value as a collectible...still a great addition to a collection, AND YOU CAN GO OUT AND FIRE IT WITHOUT RUINING IT'S VALUE!
Reasonable offers considered.
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