Offered in this lot is a Remington New Model Army .44 Caliber Percussion Six Shot Civil War revolver, serial number 62679. This extremely accurate and finely made mainstay of the war was Colt’s stiffest competition for their Model 1860. Many officers, cavalry and foot soldiers preferred the Remington over the Colt because of the sturdy one-piece frame with top strap that would never shoot loose. Some found it expedient to carry extra loaded cylinders that could be readily installed to replace a fired one. 8” octagon barrel with correct front sight and marked in three lines, “PATENTED SEPT.14, 1858” over “E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A.” over “NEW MODEL.” Correct brass trigger guard with barrel and rammer showing good aged blue. The cylinder and frame also show aged blue that is mixing heavily with a natural deep and attractive patina. Good mechanics, loading lever intact and functioning properly, lovely walnut grips with the left panel showing an original and desirable light government inspection cartouche. Because of their excellent reputation as reliable handguns, many of these sturdy and powerful revolvers found their way to the Western Frontier after the Civil War. It is interesting to note that the famous showman Buffalo Bill Cody carried a Remington New Model Army .44 from 1866 through the 1870s while buffalo hunting and partaking in the Indian Wars. He famously claimed, “It never failed me.” This is a fine example of an unaltered and uncleaned Civil War New Model Army .44 caliber revolver that would be a key part of any Civil War or Frontier Arms collection. This revolver qualifies as an Antique Handgun, and does not require FFL Transfer or NICS Background Check. Serial Number: 62679.