Remington New Model Army Revolver

Description
Prior to the Civil War, Remington was known for long arms, not revolvers. Beginning with their Model 1861 and continuing with the New Model Army revolver in 1863, Remington was Colt's closest competitor, selling more than 116,000 revolvers to the Union government. The .44 caliber six-shot New Model Army was as reliable, but not as popular, as Colt's revolvers.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
revolver
revolver, percussion
date made
ca 1863
maker
Remington Arms Company, Inc.
Measurements
overall: 5 1/4 in x 13 3/4 in x 1 5/8 in; 13.335 cm x 34.925 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
AF*209340
catalog number
209340
accession number
37533
serial number
64108
subject
Firearms
Military
Civil War
Revolvers
Civil War
event
Civil War
See more items in
Armed Forces History: Armed Forces History, Military
Civil War
Revolvers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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