December 04, 2019 10:00 AM EST Cincinnati


US Model 1871 Remington Rolling Block Pistol

.50-25CF caliber, 8" barrel, no S/N. Blued and color case hardened finish, smooth walnut grip and forend. Standard two-line Remington address and patent markings on the left side of the frame, P and S inspection marks on left of frame, script CRS cartouche for ordnance sub-inspector Curtis R. Stickney on left grip. 5,000 of these Remington Rolling Block single-shot pistols were acquired by the US Ordnance Department ca 1871-1872, with much of the payment being in the form of Remington New Model percussion revolvers that the Ordnance Department traded back to Remington for the Rolling Block pistols. Slightly less than 1,400 of M1871 pistols were issued for field trials and were rather quickly replaced by the newly adopted Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army revolver. An interesting US military cartridge pistol that was obsolete and anachronistic prior to its delivery to the troops in the field.


Good. Barrel retains some thinning blue with some dully mottled case color on the frame. Markings remain clear and crisp in the metal with the cartouche showing some wear. Mechanically functional, barrel has been bored smooth and is now about .52 caliber with the chamber appearing to have been slightly lengthened. As such, the pistol should not be fired under any circumstances. Wood with scattered bumps and dings, as well as wear to the sharp edges.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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