This original Remington New Model Army Revolver is in great shape. The action is very smooth with a nice tight lock up and minimal cylinder wobble when cocked. The hammer holds solid on both full and half cock.
The Remington address on the top of the barrel is no longer visible, but the serial number under the loading lever, remains good and legible.
The revolver features a very nice smooth grey patina with some minor salt-and-pepper pitting found on the external surfaces.
The bore and chambers are fair. The bore features sharp rifling throughout with one are of moderate surface rust halfway down the barrel
The grips are perhaps this pistols most outstanding feature - the fellow we purchased this gun from said that he originally obtained the gun with half rotten, cracked walnut grips, but in the 1970's Navy Arms ran some magazine ads selling pieces of White Oak taken from the USS Constitution during a renovation project. A piece of this historical ship's wood was purchased and fashioned into the set of beautiful oak grips that this revolver still wears today. That's right, this Remington sports a pair of grips made from the hull of "Old Hickory" herself!
This pistol still has a lot of life left in as both a shooter and a collector's item!