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Item #30453

Remington Model 1890 Revolver 1 of 844 made in 1892

  • Price: $3,995.00
  • Maker: Remington
  • Model: 1890
  • Caliber: .44-40

  • Description: Serial #854, .44-40, 7 1/2” barrel with a very good, lightly pitted bore. This is a rare, long-barreled Model 1890, one of 844 made in 1892, that retains 25-35% of the original flaked nickel finish with speckled, dark freckling on the balance of the metal and scattered areas of pinprick pitting, most noticeably at the muzzle and along the front portion of the frame just ahead of the cylinder. The remainder of the metal has been cleaned to the underlying gray metal and has visible contact marks and streaking. The caliber marking on the frame and the correct Model 1890 maker marking on the barrel are both slightly softened, but are still clear and legible. The smooth period ivory grips have deep brown age-toning with numerous stable, with-the-grain cracks and some small chips at the butt of the right panel. The mechanism is fully functional, however the mainspring is a bit weak and the cylinder pin is slightly bent, which causes the ejector rod to bind about halfway down. These are rare revolvers that were never made in great numbers (only about 2,020 in two barrel lengths), and this example is in good plus-near very good condition. Antique