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Old 02-03-2010, 04:51 PM
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I've always had a weakness for the big 1975 Remington and it's copies. Especially nickled plated ones. Here's a Uberti .45. Anybody else out there have one? Feel free to post them here.

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not yet, but it is one of the "old timey" revolvers i have always admired. if i get one, i think i want the .357 so i won't have to reload for another caliber. thanks for sharing. lee
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Wyatt, I have the real deal, though older. The 1858 Remington New model Army. This one could have seen civil war action. It was refinished many years ago before I bought it. It shoots nice! It has a very old king red post front sight, and the hog wallow rear has been squared up.


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I bought mine 30 years ago-I was inspired to get one after reading about Frederick Russell Burnham, he had one in in .44-40 with hippopatamus ivory grips and a cut down Indian head penny for a front sight.
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Wasn't US Firearms supposed to be making these for Remington? I think it was about a year and a half ago that I heard they were working on producing both the Model 1975 and the C&B New Model Army. I sure would have bought the 1875.
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I don't have an 1875 or any other Single Action but it is cool.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:20 PM
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:32 PM
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Josey Wales - or at least Clint Eastwood - would be proud. I like it too.

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Nice holster. I like the looks of double loop holsters. Larry
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I purchased an original Remington 1875 revolver and holster from a friend several years ago. He inherited the outfit from his Grandfather, an old time gun collector. I wish that I knew it's history. Had I have been him, I would have kept it. It meant nothing to him. I also bought the grandfather's Winchester 1897 shotgun from his brother. The brother did not care that it was his grandfather's personal shotgun.

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I purchased an original Remington 1875 revolver and holster from a friend several years ago. He inherited the outfit from his Grandfather, an old time gun collector. I wish that I knew it's history. Had I have been him, I would have kept it. It meant nothing to him. I also bought the grandfather's Winchester 1897 shotgun from his brother. The brother did not care that it was his grandfather's personal shotgun.

This is really something. It's rarer than an 1875 being an 1890. one of about 2,000. I think the 7 1/2" is the rarest, and your gun has original grips with the lanyard intact. and it's in good shape. Good going! Oh. And that is a fantastic holster.

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Old 02-05-2010, 01:27 AM
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Cimarron offers a model with the 7 1/2 barrel.
I like the looks, but wonder how it shoots.

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Frederick Russell Burnham sidearm, purchased while still a teenager in Prescott, Arizona and kept throughout his life. Remington Model 1875, serial no. 11, in .44-40 caliber. Holster and Rhodesian bandolier are original; the .44-40 cartridge box bears the stamp of the Rhodesian government. Pistol grips are hippo ivory. Used in the Tonto Basin, the Geronimo Campaign, Rhodesia, East Africa, and Mexico.

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I purchased an original Remington 1875 revolver and holster from a friend several years ago. He inherited the outfit from his Grandfather, an old time gun collector. I wish that I knew it's history. Had I have been him, I would have kept it. It meant nothing to him. I also bought the grandfather's Winchester 1897 shotgun from his brother. The brother did not care that it was his grandfather's personal shotgun.

Isn't this the 1890 model?

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The "precursor", so to speak, of the 1875 Remington was the percussion revolver fitted with a cylinder to fire a .46 caliber rimfire cartridge.

Here's a repro of that in .45 Long Colt.



Here's my repro M1875 Remington revolvers. We are fortunate to have these available. I find them very well balanced.



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As much as I like those old Remingtons, I like my Colt New Frontier more.Had to go with the Ruger front sight, eyes getting old.
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I think (?) Eastwood packed one in the final scene of "Pale Rider." between that and his little pocket gun he took out close to a dozen bad guys. Nice scene, actually.
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Heres my 1875 Uberti 45lc its one sweet shooting gun

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Betcha' nobody has one like this.........

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Remington-Beals .44?

BTW, the posts about Burnham neglected to mention that he was also Chief of Scouts to the British Army in the Boer War. He probably was the primary inspiration for Lord Baden-Powell founding the Boy Scouts.

Egypt, then under British rule, ordered 10,000 of the 1875 model in .44 Remington.

Note that some of these original guns have replaced front sights. They must not have shot right, otherwise, at least for those owners' eyes.

Remington made a major marketing error in offering their own .44 ctg., never popular. I wouldn't be surprised if the Egyptian order was the major part of production. I think they should have designed it to chamber the .45 Colt round, but Remington was a major competitor of Colt, so they didn't, as far as I know.

Remington had a more solid frame, with Colt using a lot of screws that have to be kept tight. But Colts fit most hands better.

Remington could have called the better ctg. the .45 Govt., evading the Colt label.

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not yet, but it is one of the "old timey" revolvers i have always admired. if i get one, i think i want the .357 so i won't have to reload for another caliber. thanks for sharing. lee
You could get an 1858 Remington and then you wouldn't have to reload at all. It doesn't even need cartridges.
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Don't think so. We (a number of knowledgeable collectors) have determined that it started life as a New Model Army and at some later date between when it was originally made up to around WW2, (The previous owner has had it for 70 or so years) some gunsmith with a lot of time on his hands did an overly complicated cartridge conversion on it. I have detailed pictures of the work. Here's a link to some of it.

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BTW, I meant to add that somewhere I have heard that there is some question if Remington ever actually filled that Egyptian order. (I'll have to dig through my references and see ifI can find where......)
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Remington-Beals .44?
While it most assuredly is some sort of Cartridge Conversion I'm not familiar with, I don't believe it started life as an Early Remington-Beals 44!!

For overall comparison, I've attached a photo of an Original Remington-Beals 44 Army with it's Original Civil War Contract Holster...One of approx. 750 Martially Inspected for the Civil War...Very Scarce!!

OK Dean...Don't keep us in suspense...Just what did it start out life as??
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Don't think so. We (a number of knowledgeable collectors) have determined that it started life as a New Model Army and at some later date between when it was originally made up to around WW2.
Dean,

Well that was quick...Answered my question before I even posted my comments...Ha!!-Ha!!

I'm glad to hear that even you don't know exactly what it started life as given I've seen quite a few Period Remington Cartridge Conversions over the years & that particular one was "Definitely" not one of them...Regardless of the Revolver's Model!!

Also...Like you stated...From what I see the gunsmith that did the work sure must have had a lot of time on his hands!!
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In case the link I posted didn't work, I fixed it....

I'm not familiar with the Remington-Beals. What are the differences when compared to the New Army?
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We own five 1875s (one original) and an 1890 all in 44-40 - one has over 10,000 rounds out it since 1978 and the hand broke once.
3 nickel which are much nicer looking.
I like the feel, balance, grip and slightly wider trigger than our colt SAAs. I am a southpaw and my brother shoots right ( I can too but prefer left) Work well for both.
I can not recommend the the Remington Highly enough. Every thing that colt did that was a little iffy Remington fixed.
This is NOT a copy off the Colt SAA but a evolution of the Remington 1858.
Get one - no get 3 one for each side and hold out gun -maybe 4 or 5 : )
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Even though this a resurrection of an old thread, I'll assume that most are aware that the Model 1890 is considerably more desirable than the 1875. But a big however follows. It's known that some "1890s" are really not, rather they are 1875s with the web scalloped at some later time to look like an 1890. I don't believe there is any significant difference otherwise, and anyone contemplating purchase of an 1890 needs to check the serial number carefully to avoid what could be a costly mistake.
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Since someone brought it up. . . I just purchased a used 1875 but the grips have a big chunk of wood missing. I ordered some faux ivory, but I'd rather find some nice wooden grips. Anyone know where to get a set outside of Uberti?

Also, anyone know what a good holster would be for the 7" barreled version?
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