Remington Model 1861 Army Cartridge Conversion Revolver

.45 Centerfire caliber. 8" barrel length. SN: 12179. Single-action factory cartridge conversion revolver without ejector. Item Features a blued metal finish with brass triggerguard and two piece walnut grips. Top of barrel is marked "PATENTED DEC. 17, 1861/MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTONS' ILION, N.Y." Further marks include a partial "S" mark to triggerguard, assembly number "25" before serial number beneath left grip panel, "A" to left frame, "C" to lever, and "H" to octagonal barrel. 


Good. Bore is dark with a born patina throughout and some oxidized spots to grooves. Metal finish is worn down overall with frame and cylinder showing a brown patina while barrel and loading lever retain some bluing with edgewear and oxidized spots. Patent markings to barrel are weak. Grip panels show handling wear with mars overall. Both panels have notches in bottom edges. Action is functional with slight wiggle to lockup.

Estimate: $600 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us


Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.  

CALIFORNIA & NEW JERSEY BUYERS: Due to recent changes to California and New Jersey law, we require all firearms, whether modern or antique, be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer. Please plan accordingly.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please note that Cowan's only ships firearms to a United States address regardless of antique status. It is the responsibility of the buyer to organize the export of their firearms to their country of residence. Cost of shipping to an exporter will be included on your invoice as the shipping cost, however the cost of exporting is solely the buyer's responsibility.

NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com