Remington New Model Army Revolver, Transitional Model
six round cylinder magazine, manual cock, .44 caliber
Powder and ball or paper cartridge with conical bullet, 8" octagonal barrel
H.1396.1 represents a Civil War era Remington revolver. This particular gun is a"transitional model" between the Remington Model 1861 Army revolver and the Remington New Model Army revolver. Three varieties of transitional types between the Model 1861 and the New Model have been observed, almost all appearing within the 10000 to 22000 serial range. This revolver is a .44 caliber six-shot percussion revolver with an eight inch octagonal barrel. There is a loading lever mounted to the underside of the barrel. Originally, the gun had a blued, case hardened finish. Most is worn away now. The pistol is single action with a brass trigger guard and walnut grips. The walnut pieces have been modified. The front sight is a bead sight. The rear is the slot running the length of the top of the frame.
On top of the barrel: "PATENTED SEPT. 14. 1858 | E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION NEW YORK. U.S.A." on underside of barrel: "R". On brass trigger guard:"S". On one side of the frame in different locations near the cylinder "J" and "E". On the other side of the frame and also on the cylinder: "J". On the underside of the barrel under the loading lever (needs to be released to see it): "15485".