Remington Police Model Revolver - Inventory Number: HAN 116
Remington New Model police Revolver. Produced by E. Remington & Sons, Ilion, New York, c. 1865 to 1873. This sidearm, swcaled down from the Remington Navy and Belt models, was one of some 18,000 factory alterations from a percussion cap and ball round to a metaliic rimfire cartridge.
Designed to copete witht eh Colt Model 1862 Police sidearm and the Pocket Navy revolvers, this .38 caliber rimfire, five-shot, unrelabated, two-piece sylinder is fitted with a special plate on the front shoulder. Cylinder with its plate are both stamped with serial #2,181 with a 3 1/2" long octagonal barrel. Barrel had serial number #3,369. Barrel shows worn maker stampings of "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858 MARCH 17, 1863 / E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK U.S.A. / NEW MODEL". The revolver is in very good condition, had fine, two-piece unvarnished walnut grips.
In mechanically strong condition, the revolver features a dusky medium gray sheen overall. Iron triggerguard was silver plated. Screws not buggered. In very good overall condition, thid Remington 'New Model Police', altered for metallic cartridges, is a single-action .38 caliber rimfire revolver and is accompanied by its original leather holster. A fine addition to any collection.
Inventory Number: HAN 116