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Old 02-19-2010, 03:01 PM
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Default Remington Model 1875 revolver

Just for general information. Most of us know that a couple of years ago Remington was talking about having US Firearms manufacture for Remington the Model 1875 revolver. I've asked US Firearms, I've asked Remington, and I never got a good answer about the status. I finally got an answer today, but I don't think I would call it a good answer.

"Thank you for contacting Remington. As of right now we have no future plans for re-introducing the Model 1875 revolver."

I'm a little sad, but as my mother used to say, "It was not meant to be."

Does anyone know what became of the guy who was supposed to be making the Merwin Hulbert revolvers?
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There's a discussion about the "new" M&H in the lounge at the Colt Forum.
I was constantly going to the USFA site to see the status of the new Remingtons but they just seemed to drop the subject. So I bought this .45 Uberti. But I wanted a real Remington real bad.


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I wanted a real Remington, too. I have access to an Uberti copy in .45 Colt to shoot anytime I want, but I really wanted one that had the Remington name. Maybe one day in the future Remington will have the 1875 again.
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As a practical matter wouldn't it be an Italian made revolver with Remington's label on it?
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As a practical matter wouldn't it be an Italian made revolver with Remington's label on it?
The new Remingtons were being made by USFA in Ct. under license from Remington. They showed pictures of prototypes then it just fizzled out. I called USFA a long time ago and asked what they would cost and I think the guy said $1800.
Come to think of it, it would be real hard to spend that much money when I could get a new Colt SAA for about $700 less.
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The new Remingtons were being made by USFA in Ct. under license from Remington. They showed pictures of prototypes then it just fizzled out. I called USFA a long time ago and asked what they would cost and I think the guy said $1800.
Come to think of it, it would be real hard to spend that much money when I could get a new Colt SAA for about $700 less.
But a new Colt would not have the quality of a USFA produced firearm. I would pay $1,800 for the Remington. I would just get a big jar, put $50 into the jar every pay day, and after two years I would have enough to buy the Remington plus some ivory grips from Paul Persinger. Isn't this what people used to do when they wanted to buy something expensive?

Maybe I should start saving money for a Merwin Hulbert, in case they ever do get into production.
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Several years ago when I was shooting cowboy action there was a couple from my town that was making copies of the Remington's I'm not sure but I'm thinking they were called Hartford Armory's . They were beautiful gun's and the action were sweet . They had several that they let people try and they were first class firearms in fit and finish also shot well. From what I remember the cost was about the same as a Colt SA Army. They were made here in Ct. and sold out of Unionville Ct.I don't remember there name's but his alias was Doc Black and her's was Lou Gramm. I'm not sure if they are still making them.

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Several years ago when I was shooting cowboy action there was a couple from my town that was making copies of the Remington's I'm not sure but I'm thinking they were called Hartford Armory's . They were beautiful gun's and the action were sweet . They had several that they let people try and they were first class firearms in fit and finish also shot well. From what I remember the cost was about the same as a Colt SA Army. They were made here in Ct. and sold out of Unionville Ct.I don't remember there name's but his alias was Doc Black and her's was Lou Gramm. I'm not sure if they are still making them.
You can still google them. Taylor's marketed them. Maybe still. They made the 1875/1890 in .44 Magnum. I heard they were/are of the highest quality. They were $1495 as I recall. Which, like you said, was comparable to a Colt SAA.
That lady's alias was the name of the singer for Foreigner.
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I wanted one of the Taylor marketed Remington 1890's so bad. I tried to find one and Taylor said all gone. I called company that made them for Taylor and they had a contract with US Gov to make M-16 parts or frames, I can't remember which. I asked if there was enough parts left over to make just one. He told me to get in line. They had plenty of orders and no intention to make any more.
They had a price above the Colt SAA, but would have been worth it.
I had a Uberti 1875 and is was just not the same. I had the hammer notches re-cut and several things done to improve the timing and such. It became an expensive Italian clone and still had issues.
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The one I shot was in .45 LC. it was very nice they also made a top of the line muzzle loading rifle. they were very nice people.
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Five years ago I gave my FFL guy the money for a Hartford Armory Remington 1875 in stainless steel. The SS version was about $400 more than the blued version . He was told that the revolver would be delivered in about three to four months. That time passed, and he called Taylor's and was told that Hartford Armory was moving its factory and production was delayed. He called about three months after that and was told some other excuse. After a year I gave up and cancelled the order.
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As long as we're discussing the design, how was it viewed back in the 19th Century? I understand that Colt easily beat Remington in Govt. trials, but some pretty savvy people like Boer War scout Fred. Burnham used one,and the Egyptian Govt. (then ruled by Britain) bought 10,000 of them. But I'm not sure that this was a huge endorsement. May have been a low price deal, and Egyptians have never been weapons-savvy.

I have read that the usual caliber was .44 Remington. That was probably a tremendous marketing mistake, as the cartridges were in modest distribution, compared to .44/40 or .45 Colt.

I've handled Remingtons, and prefer their solid frame. The Colt handle has too many screws that work loose. But the Colt feels better in my hands. I've never shot a Remington.

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T-star, I'm a fan of Burnham's and found a copy of his book "Scouting On Two Continents at the flea market. It's really cool. It's inscribed by him to somebody. His use of the Remington just added to my desire for one of these. Or a copy of one anyway.
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