Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by Mousegun, Nov 22, 2020.
Thanks for any information.
Is it allegedly functional? Without more information like markings, I would lean towards non-Italian replica and not necessarily functional or safe to fire.
I don't think that that's browning. It's a light layer of rust, resulting from years of neglect. The good news is that there doesn't seem to be much pitting. This needs a good bath with oil, and some going over with fine steel wool.
Just like the one above the Bowie knife. It should be a .36.
Brass frame indicates it is not an original Remington.
It's likely .44 cal and the frame is definitely modeled after a Remington 1858, but shouldn't be brass, so it's not all that great of an 1858 replica either.
One things for sure, it's not an original antique revolver if there was any question about that.
Italian Reproduction Remington New Model Army 1858, Brass & Blue 7 3/4" Single Action Percussion Revolver 1978 Atf Antique .44 Caliber Ball For Sale at GunAuction.com - 14498054
FIE / RIVA ESTERINA REMINGTON 1858 44 CAL. REVOLVER UNFIRED MADE IN 1974 - Black Powder Pistols & Muzzleloader Pistols at GunBroker.com : 883529531
Note that, on your specimen, the number of barrel threads exposed by the frame cut out at the cylinder gap are very few. This is patterned after the Beals and Beals transitional frames of the originals. This style frame was found on early Uberti, Armi San Paolo and Armi San Marco replicas. All of the currently manufactured 1858 replicas that I have seen have more threads revealed by their frame cut out:
1858 New Army | Pietta | 44 Cal | Black Powder | Replica | Mfg 1995 - Black Powder Pistols & Muzzleloader Pistols at GunBroker.com : 884877122
Mine is actually stamped 1859 Remington New Army. Don't know if they were trying to avoid a lawsuit? Mine is a .44. Only other stamping is "Made in Italy".
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