October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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The rare Remington Model 1888 was built utilizing parts from the Remington model 1875 and 1890 revolvers. These guns were never truly cataloged by Remington themselves but appeared in 1888 being offered by Schuyler Hartley & Graham. Very few actual examples are known and are rarely found in fine condition. This example is chambered for the 44-40 Winchester cartridge and is mounted with a 5 3/4 inch barrel. Barrel address reads ""REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y. " Cal, marking is "44W". Serial number is struck under the left grip on the frame and is "44". Mounted with lanyard swivel and finished in nickel. A spectacular pair of 1 1/2 piece carved ivory grips with a large Mexican Snake and Eagle with a checkered background are perfectly fitted to the gun and appear to be original. Fixed nickel silver blade front sight and grooved receiver rear sight. Full nickel finish overall with no other exterior markings. These extremely scarce revolvers where marketed at the high point of the "Cowboy" era and saw tremendous use. Provenance, Howard Resnick collection CONDITION. Very fine with Barrel and frame retaining over 80% of the original factory applied nickel finish with typical wear at muzzle and loss in the loading gate slot. The cylinder has nearly 50% of the nickel finish remaining with balance being a grey patination. The bore is rather dark with visible rifling. The chambers are lightly frosted. The action is crisp and in proper functioning order. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
5 - 3/4"
Caliber/Bore
44-40
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Remington
Model
1888
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
44
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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