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E. Remington & Sons

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E. Remington & Sons   Ilion New York 1856 1888


Patent Date Remarks
15,167 June 24th, 1856 Patent drawing First Model "Beals" basic patent
17,359 May 26th, 1857 Patent drawing First Model "Beals" basic patent
21,188 August 17th, 1858 Patent drawing Zig-Zag Derringer
21,215 August 17th, 1858 Rider Pocket Revolver
23,861 May 3rd, 1859 Rider Pocket Revolver
25,470 September 13th, 1859 Rider Pocket Revolver
28,460 May 29th, 1860 Elliot's Revolver
28,461 May 29th, 1860 Zig-Zag Derringer
33,382 October, 1st, 1861 basis patent for Remington Elliot Derringer
33,932 December 17th, 1861 Elliot's patent
37,501 January 27th, 1863 Leonard Geiger's patent (Rolling-Block System)
37,921 March 17th, 1863 S. Remington's patent
40,887 December 8th, 1863 Joseph Rider's patent for Vest Pocket Pistol .41
47,707 May 16th, 1865 Elliot's patent used in New Model Army and Navy
51,117 November 21th, 1865 William Mason's patent for Mason's Patent Revolver
51,440 December 12th, 1865 William H. Elliot's patent for Double Derringer
68,292 August 27th, 1867 William H. Elliot's patent for Elliot Single Shot Derringer
118,152 August 15th, 1871 Rider's patent for Rider Magazine Pistol
Patent drawing, page 2
Patent drawing, page 3
143,855 October 21th, 1873 William S. Smoot's patent for New Line Revolvers


Contract for
State of South Carolina in 1860 1.000 Beals
U.S. Government in 1861 7.350 Beals Navy .36 caliber at $15 each
U.S. Government in 1862 850 Beals Army .44
U.S. Government in 1862 4.902 Model 1861 .44
U.S. Government in 1862 5.001 Model 1861 .36
U.S. Government in 1863, 1864 and 1865 109.811 New Model .44
U.S. Government in 1866, 1867 and 1868 7.000 Model 1865 and Model 1867 in .50
France in 1870 20.000 New Model .44
U.S. Government in 1872 5.000 Model 1871 .50
Egypt in 1875 10.000 Model 1875 .44
Mexico in 1891 ? 2.000 1891 Tip-Up or Mexican Model


Product
Eliphalet Remington Sr. dies in 1861. The management of the enterprise was assumed by Philo. Samuel was charges as contract negotiator and purchasing agent whereas Eliphalet Jr. assumed the direction of the office.

At the end of the Civil War, when the government stopped all purchases of arms, the enterprise faced a financial crisis. A company keeping the same name succeeded the partnership in 1865.

In 1888 Hartley & Graham, New York (organized Union Metallic Cartridge Company of Brigeport, Connecticut in 1867) took over the company which becomes Remington Arms Co. in 1888

Production Figures
Beals pocket revolver, first model 4500
Beals pocket revolver, second model 1000
Beals pocket revolver, third model 1500
Beals Army revolver 2000
Beals Navy revolver 15000
Rider pocket revolver 115000
Mode! 1861 Army revolver 9000
Mode! 1861 Navy revolver 7000
New Mode! Army revolver 130000
New Model Navy revolver 32000
New Model Belt revolver, double action 2500
New Model Belt revolver, single action 2500
New Mode! Police revolver 17000
New Model Pocket revolver 26000
New Model Revolving rifle 2500


Beals Pocket Revolver

1st issue also named
Beals no 1
Remington Beals First Model Pocket Percussion Revolver

.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 3" octagon barrel
marked: F. BEAL'S PATENT, JUNE 24, '56 & MAY 26, '57
marked on frame: REMINGTONS, ILION, N.Y
manufactured from 1857 to 1858, production was about 2.500
rounded, one-piece grip, round trigger guard, somes with 2 piece wood grip

left side
right side

left side
right side
right side + bullet mould
right side + open bullet mould

2nd issue also named
Beals no 2
Remington Beals Seoncd Model Pocket Percussion Revolver

.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 3" octagon barrel
marked: BEALS PATENT 1856 & 57, MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON, ILION, N.Y.
manufactured from 1858 to 1860, production was about 1.000
squarisch butt of conventional form and a sheath trigger

left side
right side

3rd issue also named
Beals no 3 or
Remington Beals Third Model Pocket Percussion Revolver

.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 4" octagon barrel
marked: BEALS PAT. 1856, 57, 58: MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON, ILION, N.Y.
manufactured from 1859 to 1860, production was about 1.500
increased size and lever rammer

right side
other one, left side
other one, right side

Converesions
Conversion in 32 r.f. caliber, 4" barrel, left side
same, right side

Beals Army Revolver

also named
Remington Beals Army Percussion Revolver SA

.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 8" octagon barrel
marked: BEALS PATENT SEPT. 14, 1858 MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON, ILION, NEW YORK
manufactured from 1860 to 1862, production was much less than 3.000
barrel threads are entirely concealed by the frame,
no safety notches between nipples
rammer lever web is very small
rammer lever must be lowered to withdraw base pin

left side
right side

Beals Navy Revolver

also named
Remington Beals Navy Percussion Revolver SA

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 1/2" octagon barrel
marked: BEALS PATENT SEPT. 14, 1858 MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON, ILION, NEW YORK
manufactured from 1860 to 1862, production was over 15.000
barrel threads are entirely concealed by the frame,
no safety notches between nipples
rammer lever web is very small
rammer lever must be lowered to withdraw base pin

left side

cased, left side
right side of cased revolver

.22 r.f. caliber, gunsmith converted revolver from an .38 r.f. caliber factory conversion

left side
right side
back of the cylinder
front of the cylinder
muzzle
from behind right side
from front right side
top

Rider Pocket Revolver

also named
Remington Rider Pocket Percussion Revolver DA
Rider's Patent Double Action
Self Cocking Pocket Revolver
Rinder's Double-Action Pocket Revolver

.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot double action revolver, 3" octagon barrel
marked: MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON'S, ILION, N. Y., RIDERS PT. AUG. 17, 1858 MAY 3, 1859
manufactured from 1860 to 1868. The total production of the percussion and the cartridge revolver is estimated at about 115000 revolvers.

Double action percussion Revolver bought by the overnment during he Civil War.

left side
right side

.32 r.f. caliber (converted from percussion to cartridge) , 5 shot double action revolver, 3" octagon barrel, very small production. Very likely only conversions.
left side

right side

Rider single shot Derringer

also named
Rider's Patent Parlor Pistol
Remington-Rider Parlor Pistol

.17 caliber percussion, single shot single action revolver, 3" round barrel, smooth-bore
marked: RIDERS PT. SEPT. 13, 1859
manufactured from 1860 to 1863, production was about 1.000 or less
the earliest pistols were made with one-piece breech mechanism with outside capping and the later construction was made wit a two-piece breech mechanism with inside capping

left side
right side

1861 Army Revolver

also named
Remington Old Model 1861 Percussion Army Revolver

.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 8" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED DEC. 17, 1861, MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON, ILION, N. Y.
manufactured in 1862, production was about 5.000 (other records says 9.000)
No frame cut-out for the base pin wings Serialnumber range 6.494 - 10.446

left side

other arm left side
other arm right side

1861 Navy Revolver

also named
Remington Old Model 1861 Percussion Navy Revolver
Remington Model 1861, Elliot's Patent Army Revolver

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 3/8" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED DEC. 17, 1861, MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON, ILION, N. Y.
manufactured in 1862, production was about 9.000
No frame cut-out for the base pin wings.
Serialnumber range 2.044 - 21.532 mixed with other models

left side
right side

New Model Army Revolver

also named
Remington New Model 1863 Army Percussion Revolver

.44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 8" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858, E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL
manufactured from 1863 to 1875, production was about 132.000
Serialnumber range 19.793 - 147.283

Very seldom are Army revolvers with the Birkenhead trigger protection. To my knowledge only gun no 6,182 is known with this feature. Those guns were marked J. Birkenhead on the left side of the frame.
Please refer to Birkenhead, John for patent details.

no. 6182 left side
no. 6182 right side

The gun number 75396 is reported to belonged William C. Quantrill (died Mai 10, 1865). It is believed that this gun was former posessed by Bloody Bill Anderson.

left side

other arm left side
other arm right side

still an other arm left side
still an other arm right side

New Model Navy Revolver

also named
Remington New Model 1863 Navy Percussion Revolver

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 7 3/8" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858, E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL
manufactured from 1863 to 1888, production was about 32.000

left side
right side

conversion of Navy Revolver, left side
same, right side

New Model Belt Revolver

also named
Remington New Model Belt Percussion Revolver

Single Acion

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolver, 6 1/2" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858, E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL
manufactured from 1863 to 1888, production was about 2.500. Very likely the Single Action and Double Action guns were made within the same serial number range.
A little smaller as the Navy .36 and screws enters from the right side of the frame

left side
right side

Double Acion

.36 caliber percussion, 6 shot double action revolver, 6 1/2" octagon barrel
marked: MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON'S, ILION, N.Y. RIDER'S PT. AUG. 17, 1858, MAY 3, 1859
manufactured from 1863 to 1888, production about 2.500 from which only a few hundred were made with the full fluted cylinder. Very likely the Single Action and Double Action guns were made within the same serial number range.

fluted barrel, right side
fluted barrel, left side
right side of the revolver
top side

non fluted, left side
same, right side

Conversions

conversion in .38 r.f. caliber, 6 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

New Model Police Revolver

also named
Remington New Model Percussion Police Revolver

.36 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858, MARCH 17, 1863 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL
manufactured from 1863 to 1888, production was about 17.000

New Model Police Revolver with 4 1/2" barrel, left side
one with 5 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side
one with 6 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

Conversions

38 r.f. caliber with 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

New Model Pocket Revolver

also named
Remington New Model Pocekt Percussion Revolver

.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 3 1/2", 4 1/2" octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858, MARCH 17, 1863 E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL
manufactured from 1863 to 1888, production was about 26.000

Pocket with 3 1/2" barrel, left side
same right side

Conversions

conversion in .32 r.f. caliber, 3 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

conversion in .32 r.f. caliber, 4 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

Zig-Zag Derringer

also named
Elliot Zig-Zag Pocket Pistol

.22 r.f. caliber, 6 shot double action derringer, 3 3/16" barrel, ring trigger,
marked: ELLIOT'S PATENT AUG. 17, 1858, MAY 29, 1860
marked on frame: MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON'S, ILION, N.Y.
manufactured from 1861 to 1862, production was about 1.000

Zig-Zag Derringer

other Zig-Zag Derringer left side

Remington Elliot Derringer

also named
Elliot's Pocket Revolver
Remington's New Repeating Pistol - Elliot's Patent No.1 (.22 caliber)
Remington's New Repeating Pistol - Elliot's Patent No.2 (.32 caliber)
Elliot's Ring-Trigger Pistol

.22 r.f. caliber, 5 shot double action derringer, 3" round barrel, ring trigger,
marked right: ELLIOT'S PATENT MAY 29, 1860, OCT. 1, 1861
marked left: MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.

right side

.32 r.f. caliber, 4 shot double action derringer, 3 3/8" square barrel, ring trigger,
marked right: ELLIOT'S PATENT MAY 29, 1860, OCT. 1, 1861
marked left: MANUFACTURED BY REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.

left side
right side

Both models were manufactured from 1863 to 1888, production was about 12.000 (other records believe that more than 25,000 wre made). Elliot established Elliot's Arms Company when Remington needed gunmaking machinery for martial guns during the Civil War

Vest Pocket Pistol general remarks

Manufactured from 1865 to 1888 and in general the production is estimated at about 25.000 for all the models. (about 15.000 in .22 and 10.000 in the other calibers)
Sometimes production is estimated at about 85.000 pistols as highest number reported is serial number 84.575 at a .22 caliber pistol.

Collectors reports 4 or even 5 models. In Remington catalogs only 3 arise. No trace of a .30 caliber or .38 caliber model. From the .30 caliber model real peaces are documented non of a .38 caliber model. The .38 caliber seems being be an error in measuring of .41 caliber models.

Some guns have longer barrels as up to 22 1/2" and attachable skleton shoulder stock. Called Vest Pocket Wire stocked, Buggy Rifle or Bicycle Rifle. Most likely this are custom made pistols as no advertising of Remington found for these models.

Vest Pocket Pistol .22

also named
Remington No. 1
Saw Handle-Grip Pocket Pistol

.22 r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, 3" round barrel,
marked: REMINGTON'S, ILION, N.Y. PATENT OCT. 1, 1861

Price was $ 3.25
Extra for silver plated .50 cts,
Ivory stock $ 3.00,
Pearl stock $ 4.00,
Ornamental engraving $ 2.00

left side
right side


Vest Pocket Pistol .30

.30 r.f. caliber, called also Split Breech Vest Pocket ?, single shot pistol, 3 1/2" round barrel,

left side
right side

Vest Pocket Pistol .32

also named
Remington No. 21

.32 r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, 3 1/4" round barrel,
marked: REMINGTON'S, ILION, N.Y. PATENT OCT. 1, 1861

Price was $ 4.75
Extra for silver plated .50 cts,
Ivory stock $ 3.00,
Pearl stock $ 4.00,
Ornamental engraving $ 2.00

Vest Pocket with 4 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

Vest Pocket Pistol. 41 or No. 3

also named
Remington No. 3

.41 r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, 4" round barrel,
marked: REMINGTON'S, ILION, N.Y. PATENT OCT. 1, 1861, NOV. 15, 1864

Price was $ 5.00
Extra for silver plated .50 cts,
Ivory stock $ 3.00,
Pearl stock $ 4.00,
Ornamental engraving $ 2.00

left side
same, right side

Mason's Revolver

William Mason, who worked also for Colt and Winchester invented a side swing cylinder with a cartridge extracion. Likely what we know today on S&W or Colt revolvers. Unfortunately the potential of his invention was not recognized by Remington. The original patent model was made in wood and is still existing.

Based on Masons's patent no. 51.117 of November 21th, 1865 a fiew revolvers seems being made but non documented.

Double Derringer

.41 r.f. caliber, single action double shot derringer, 3" superposed round barrel,
marked: E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION N.Y. ELLIOTS PATENT DEC. 12th 1865
or marked: REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION N.Y.
or marked: REMINGTON ARMS-U.M.C. CO. ILION N.Y.
manufactured from 1866 to 1935, production was about 150.000
Prices in 1877 were from $8.00 up to $17.50 depending on finish

left side
right side

First Model, first issue

Serial number 1 to at least 2141, walnut, rosewood, ivory or pearl grips, no extractor, made in 1866, markes ELIOT'S PATENT DEC. 12TH 1865, MANUFACTURED BY E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.

First Model, second issue

As above but marked, E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.

First Model, third issue

With extractor and marked E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y. or REMINGTONS ILION N.Y. U.S.A.

Second Model

Manufactured from 1868 to 1887, twice 6.000 were made in this time span and are marked
E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.
ELLIOT'S PATENT DEC. 12TH 1865
or
E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y.
ELLIOT S PATENT DEC. 12TH 1865 (Elliot without ')

Third Model

Made from 1888 to 1910 production was 70.272. This was on of the first firearms made after Hartley & Graham and Winchester acquired the company and established Remington Arms Company in mid 1888. All four issues had the same top rib marking REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION. N.Y. however letters vary in font type and size.

1865 Army single shot

.50 r.f. caliber, single shot pistol
perhaps only a study as no production is recorded

1865 Navy single shot

also named
Remington New Model Pocekt Percussion Revolver

.50 r.f. caliber, single shot pistol, 8 1/2" round barrel,
marked: REMINGTON ILION, N. Y. U.S.A. PAT. MAY 3d NOV. 15th, 1864, APRIL 17th, 1866
manufactured from 1866 to 1875, production was about 1.000

left side
right side

1867 Navy single shot

.50 center fire caliber, single shot pistol, 7" round barrel,
marked: REMINGTON 'S ILION, N. Y. U.S.A. PAT. MAY 3d NOV. 15th, 1864, APRIL 17th, 1866
manufactured from 1867 to 1875, production was about 7.000

left side
right side

Elliot single shot derringer

also named
Mississippi Derringer

.41 r.f. caliber, single shot single action derringer, spur trigger, 2 1/2" round barrel
marked: REMINGTONS, ILION, N.Y. ELLIOT PAT. AUG. 27, 1867
manufactured from 1867 to 1888, production was about 10.000

picture

1869 Target single shot

.22 caliber, single shot pistol, 17" octagon barrel,
manufactured from 1869 to 1888, production unknown

1871 Army single shot

.50 center fire caliber, single shot pistol, 8" round barrel,
marked: REMINGTON'S ILION, N. Y. U.S.A. PAT. MAY 3d NOV. 15th, 1864, APRIL 17th, 1866
manufactured from 1872 to 1888, production was about 6.000

left side
right side

Rider Magazine Pistol

also named
Magazine Pistol New Model
Rider Magazin Deringer

.32 r.f. extra short caliber, 5 shot single action magazine pistol, 3" octagon barrel
marked: E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N. Y. RIDERS PAT. AUG. 15, 1871, no serial number on gun
manufactured from 1871 to 1888, production is estimated at about 15.000, however, no production records are existexisting
Prices in 1877 were from $9.50 up to $20.00 depending on finish

left side
right side

.31 r.f. caliber-right side

New Line Revolver No. 1

also named
Remington No 1 Revolver
Remington Smoot no 1

.30 r.f. short caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 13/16" octagon barrel,
marked: E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N. Y. PAT. W. W. SMOOT OCT. 21, 1873
manufactured from 1873 to 1888, production was about 3.000

Sold in 1877
Blued for $9.00
Full Plated for $9.50
Full Plated Engraved for $12.00
Full Plated Ivory for $11.50
Full Plated Pearl for $13.00
Plated, Engraved and Ivory, Gilt for $14.00
Plated, Engraved and Pearl, Gilt for $19.00

left side
right side

New Line Revolver No. 2

also named
Remington No 2 Revolver
Remington Smoot no 2

.32 r.f. short caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 3/4" octagon barrel,
marked: E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N. Y. PAT. W. W. SMOOT OCT. 21, 1873
manufactured from 1874 to 1888, production was about 3.000

left side
right side

New Line Revolver No. 3

also named
Remington No 3 Revolver
Remington Smoot no 3

1st issue

.38 center fire or .38 r.f. short caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger,
saw handle grip, 3 3/4" top-ribbed octagon barrel,
marked: E. REMINGOTN & SONS, ILION, N. Y. PAT. W. S. SMOOT OCT. 21, 1873

caliber .38 r.f. left side
caliber .38 r.f. right side

2nd issue

.38 r.f. short caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger,
bird head grip, 3 3/4" unripped octagon barrel,
marked: E. REMINGOTN & SONS, ILION, N. Y. PAT. W. S. SMOOT OCT. 21, 1873

manufactured from 1875 to 1888, production was about 25.000 for both models
caliber .38 r.f. left side
caliber .38 r.f. right side

New Line Revolver No. 4

also named
Remington No 4 Revolver
Remington Smoot no 4

.38 r.f. short or .41 r.f. short caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger,
bird head grip, 2 1/2" round barrel,
marked: E. REMINGOTN & SONS, ILION, N. Y.
manufactured from 1877 to 1888, production was about 23.000
Prices in 1877 for
.38 caliber blued $7.50 up to $18.00 for pearl, engraved, plated and gilt
.41 caliber blued $8.50 up to $19.00 for pearl, engraved, plated and gilt

caliber .38 r.f. left side
caliber .38 r.f. right side

caliber .41 r.f. left side
caliber .41 r.f. right side

Model 1875 Revolver

.44 Remington center fire, .44-40 or .45 Govt. caliber, 6 shot single action revolver,
7 1/2 round barrel
marked: E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N. Y. U.S.A.
manufactured from 1875 to 1889, production was about 15,000 (some records says 25,000 - perhaps the 10,000 Egyptian not shipped / not build)

It is believed that this gun was made in at least two distinct serial number ranges from 1 to 13,000 (no safety notch on the hammer) and again from 1 to over 1837 (with safety notch)

In 1877 the .44 caliber revolver was sold from $18.00 (blued) to $43.00 (Plated, Pearl, Engraved, Gilt)

The Egyptian Government ordered 10,000 of these guns, however, Remington decided not to ship them as the Egyptian still were behind in payment for several hudred thousand dollars for rolling block rifles and carbines.

Bell Starr posessed the number 2354

left side
right side

Model 1875 cut down to 5 3/4" left side
Model 1875 cut down to 5 3/4" right side

1879 Army single shot

.44 center fire, single shot, single action, 16" half-octagon barrel,
manufactred in 1879, production unknown

Iroquois Revolver

.22 caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, 2 1/4" round barrel, bird head grip, standard grip was rubber, no serial number on gun
marked on barrel: IROQUOIS
marked on side: REMINGTON, ILION, N. Y.
manufactured from 1878 to 1888, production was about 10.000

left side
right side


Remington Model 1886 "Plinker" Pistol

About 800 were made in 1887 utilizing surplus model 1871 Arma pistol frames. The barrels were altered to .22 rimfire, .25 rimefire and .32 S&W centerfire and some were left in .50 caliber centerfire

So called "Model 1888" or Transition Model

In 1888 E. Remington & Sons became bankrupt and the company name changed to Remington Arms. Before the arrival of the Model 1890 a few "Model 1888" were produced. Officially there was no "Model 1888".

.44 center fire (.44-40 W.C.F.), six-shot, single action, 5 1/2" round barrel, nickeled
marked on barrel: E.REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.
manufactured in 1888 and 1889, less than 500 were made

left side
right side

Model 1890 Army Revolver

also named
Remington New Army Revolvers

.44-40 caliber, 6 shot single action revolver, 5 1/2" or 7 1/2" round barrel, rubber grip
marked: REMINGTON ARMS CO., ILION, N. Y.
manufactured from 1891 to 1894, production was about 2.000

5 3/4" barrel, left side
same, right side

7 1/2" barrel, left side
same, right side

left side
right side

Model 1891 Tip-Up or Mexican

.38 center fire caliber, 5 shot double action revolver, top brake,
manufactured befor 1895 for the Mexican Government, production was about 2.000

Model 1891 Target

.22 r.f., .25 r.f., 32-20, .32 S&W r.f. short, .32 S&W r.f. long, .32 S&W center fire caliber,
single shot, single action pistol, 8", 10" or 12" half-octagon barrel
marked on barrel: REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y.
marked left side: REMINGTON'S ILION, N.Y. U.S.A. PAT. MAY 3d NOV. 15th 1864, APRIL 17th 1866
manufactured from 1891 to 1900, production about 100

22 r.f. caliber, left side
same, right side

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Conversions

Remington-Kittredge Conversion Revolver

In February 1868 Smith & Wesson signed an agreement with Remington to allow conversion of 4.575 New Model Army Revolvers for .46 r.f. caliber. The work lasted until April 1869. New five-shot cylinders were made and stamped PATENTED APRIL 30, 1855. All these revolvers were shipped to Smith & Wesson for inspection and distribution. 4.121 were sold to B. Kittredge & Company of Cincinnati, Ohio between October 28, 1868 and April 1, 1869. Kittredge paid Smith & Wesson $ 3.36 per altered pistol of which Smith & Wesson kept $ 1 as royalty. Remington got $ 2.36.

Conversions of Remingtons when Rolin White patent expired in 1869

- New Model Large-Frame Navy Cartridge Revolvers in .38 long rimfire and .46 rimfire,
new cylinders with separate recoil plates

- New Model Pocket Cartridge Revolversn in .32 caliber rimfire

- New Model Belt Single-Action Cartridge Revolvers in .38 caliber long rimfire

- New Model Belt Double-Action Cartridge Revolvers in .38 caliber long rimfire

- New Model Police Cartridge Revolvers in .38 caliber long rimfire

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long arms

U.S. Model 1841 rifle "Mississippi Rifle"

In 1845 E. Remington negotiated with the U.S. Army Ordnance Departement to take over a contract for 5.000 U.S. Model 1841 rifles. This contract was given to John Griffith in December 1842 but he failed to produce the guns. Remington came to an agreement with Griffith to take over his machinery and tools. This arrangement was approved by the Ordnance Department and he got the contract on September 8, 1845 at $13 peace. Remington was allowed to deliver 1.000 of the 5.000 guns with "cast steel" on which Remington already experimented by the late 1820. With this gun contract Remington started its gun manufacturing period. Prior only barrels and metal goods were made by them.

Delivery of these "Mississippi Rifles" started not before April 1850 when 300 items were supplied. Further lots of 500 items followed every 60 to 90 days. The contract was fulfilled by September 1852.

A further contract for again 5.000 "Mississippi Rifles" were granted to Remington in Noveber 1851 and was fulfielled by December 1854.

Jenks Navy Carbines

In 1841 William Jenks got a contract for his patented breech loading mule-ear carbines. Jenks subcontracted the manufacture ot N.P. Ames & Co, Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts. It is believed that Ames delivered about 4.250 of these guns. In 1845 Jenks contracted for another 1.000 of his guns but with Maynard's priming mechanism. Remington contacted Ames and purchased their contract in 1845. The first delivery of thes Jenks carbines tock place on April 5, 1848 and by September of the same year all 1.000 guns were shipped.

Maynard Tape Priming Lock Contract

Frankford Arsenal got permission to alter 20.000 muskets. On September 9, 1854, Remington received a contract to manufacture 20.000 percussion locks with Maynard tape primers for $3.15 each. After fabrication workmen at Frankford Arsenal would convert old U.S. Model 1816 flintlock muskets. These locks were delivered:
50 in 1855,
1,500 in 1856,
10.000 in 1857 and
8.450 in 1858.

Remington Rifle Cane

Production of Cane Guns "Remington's Thomas Patent Cane Guns" started in 1859 and was one of the first civilian guns made by Remington. Initially they were in .31 caliber percussion, a variety of handles was proposed, in the 1870x ivory handles were available, serial numbers from 1 to 278, production was stopped from 1861 to 1865

.44.caliber percussion, singe shot rifled cane

left side
right side

In the late 1860s the cane gun was re-designed for a .22 r.f. caliber (Remington No. 1 Rifle Cane) its weights was 16 oz.
In the 1877 catalog this gun was available in
standard for $10
with Ivory Head for $15
.22 ball cartridges per 1,000 were sold for $6 and .22 shot cartridges costs $12

.22 r.f. caliber, single shot rifled cane

right side

.22 shot cartridge no 1, single shot cane

and tfor a .32 r.f. caliber (Remington No. 2 Rifle Cane), serial numbers for the r.f. can guns went from 1 to 1748 and produced over 27 years

In the late 1860s the cane gun was re-designed for .32 r.f. short caliber (Remington No. 2 Rifle Cane) its weights was 24 oz.
In the 1877 catalog this gun was available in
standard for $10
with Ivory Head for $15
.32-100 or .32 short ball cartridges per 1,000 were sold for $12 and .32 shot cartridges costs $17

left side

U.S. Model 1841 "Mississippi" Rifle Alteration

With contract of May 30, 1861 Remington was requested to alter 5.000 of U.S. Model 1851 to take sword bayonets. All these guns were of former Remington production. However, Remington was only able to alter 3278 rifles as Collins & Co, Collinsville, Connecticut was unbale to deliver bayonets for all the 5.000 guns. The remaining 1.732 guns were altered for angular bayonets at another contractor.

Model 1863 Rifled Musket

.60 caliber percussion, 40" part round, part octagonal barrel, marked REMINGTON'S/ILION,N.Y./ on the lockplate with eagle sign, despit of contract signed on August 20, 1862, first delivery was not made prior to late May 1864. When the contract expired by end of the same year, only 10.000 muskets were produced. Remington was one of the few companies allowed to complete the contract of 40.000 despite of cessation of the war and made last delivery by March 1866. Manufacturing problems were considered by the Ordnance Department.

Model 1863 Rifled Musket, right side, made in 1864 or 1865

Model 1863 "Zouave Rifle"

.58 caliber percussion, three-leaf rear sight, cupped ramrod, sword bayonet, pattern sililar to the Harpers Ferry Model 1855, no delivery under the 1861 contract tock place. The contract was reissued for 10.000 guns in 1862. First delivery of 500 stands was on August 11, 1862 and each month 1.000 more were delivered. By end of the contract only 7501 of the initial number of guns were made

Between December 1863 and January 1864 Remington received 2.500 (Harpers Ferry) rifles (many 2nd class) to adapt them as "Zuave". Probably non of these 2.500 guns was ever issued to troops during the Civil War.

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Remington-Rider or Remington Split-Breech Carbine

Based on Riders patent 40,887 of December 8, 1863. Remington got an contract for 5.000 .44 r.f. caliber carbines and 15.000 .50 r.f. caliber carbines. See Samuel Norris for further details.

Remington Revolving Breech Rifles

.36 or .44 caliber percussion, 6 shot revolving rifles, half round half octagonal barrels. About 750 were made mid 1870 based on the .36 and .44 caliber percussion Civil War area revolvers.

.36 and .44 caliber percussion, 6 shot single action revolving Rifle, 24", 26", 28" half-octagon or full octagon barrel
marked: PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858, E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, NEW YORK, U.S.A. NEW MODEL
manufactured from 1866 to 1879, production was about 3.000
identical in constrction with the New Model Revolver

.44 caliber, revolving rifle, 24" octagon barrel, right side

38 r.f. caliber, revolving rifle, conversion, 26" octagon barrel, converted in the 1880s, right side

Remington Improved New Model Revolving Rifle

.38 r.f. caliber, 6 shot single action revolving Rifle, 24", 26" or 28" barrel
Sold in 1877 for $25.00

.45 r.f. caliber, 6 shot single action revolving Rifle, 24", 26" or 28" barrel

Several hundred of the .36 and .44 percussion Revolving Rifles were altered to .38 and .45 l.r. ammunition in the early 1870s.

Remington Beals Single Shot Rifle

.32 and .38 l.r. cartridge, underlever to open breech. Early production were mad with iron and later production with brass framed receivers. No more than 900 were manufactured from 1866 to 1872.

Military breech loading Rolling BLock rifle

.43 center fire caliber, single action rolling block rifle

.50 center fire caliber, single action rolling block rifle

.50 r.f. caliber Remington Model 1867 Rolling BLock Cadet Rifle
on January 15, 1868 the Navy Bureau of Ordnance ordered 500 rolling block systems. They were fitted to .50 caliber barrels received from Springfield Armory

.50-70 government center fire caliber, Springfield Remington Model 1870 Trial guns
313 carbines and 1008 rifles were assembled in the Springfield Armory

Remington Breech Loading Rifled Muskets of Springfield-Remington Transformed Rifle Muskets - Long
on November 7, 1867 the Ordnance Department ordered 500 rolling block systems and converted 500 with 39" barrels Springfield's. The barrels were shortened to 36" in 1869

.58 center fire caliber, and some .58 r.f. caliber, 36" barrels, single action rolling block Remington Transformed Rifle Muskets - Long
5,000 were made for South Carolina in the early 1870s and an unknown number for other buyers were made of surplus Springfield Rifle Musket of Enfield Rifle Musket parts until 1880.

.58 center fire caliber, Remington Transformed Rifle Muskets - Short
same as above but with shorter barrels Available with angular or sabre bayonet

Prices in 1877 catalog:

Egyptian Rifle, caliber .433 or 11 mm (Spanish or Russina Cartridge),
barrel length, 35.2", weight 9 lbs 4 oz, length of gun 50.2",
weight of the Sabre Bayonet 1 lbs 10 oz.
sold without Sabre Bayonet for $17.00
sold with Sabre Bayonet for $20.50

Spanish Rifle, caliber .433 or 11 mm (Spanish or Russina Cartridge),
barrel length 35.2", weight 9 lbs 4 oz, length of gun 50.2",
weight of the Angular Bayonet 1 lbs.
sold without Angular Bayonet was $16.50
sold with Angular Bayonet $18.50

Civil Guard, caliber .433 or 11 mm (Spanish or Russina Cartridge),
barrel length 30.34", weight 8 lbs 10 oz, length of gun 45.35",
weight of the Sabre Bayonet 1 lbs 10 oz.
sold without Sabre Bayonet was $17.00
sold with Sabre Bayonet for $20.50

United States Model, caliber .50,
barrel length 32.5", weight 9 lbs 1 oz, length of gun 47.5",
weight of the Angular Bayonet 14 oz.
sold without Angular Bayonet was $16.50
sold with Angular Bayonet $18.50

Springfield Model, caliber .58,
barrel length 36", weight 9 lbs 11 oz, length of gun 54.75",
weight of the Angular Bayonet 14 oz.
sold without Angular Bayonet was $13.00
sold with Angular Bayonet $15.00

Springfield Model, caliber .58,
barrel length 36", weight 9 lbs 8 oz, length of gun 51.75",
weight of the Short Angular Bayonet 14 oz.
sold without Short Angular Bayonet was $13.00
sold with Short Angular Bayonet $15.00

Carbine Model in caliber .433 was $16.00
barrel length 20.5", weight 7 lbs, length of gun 35.5",
sold for $16.00

Carbine Model in caliber .50 was $16.00
barrel length 20.5", weight 7 lbs, length of gun 35.5",
sold for $16.00

.50-70 government center fire caliber, Springfield-Remington Model 1870 Navy Rifles, model 1
10,000 were made and all acquired by Poultney & Trimble for the French Government

.50-70 government center fire caliber, Springfield-Remington Model 1870 Navy Rifles, model 2
12,000 were made in 1871

.50-70 government center fire caliber, Remington Rolling Block New York State Rifles
15,000 were ordered by the Governor of New York on November 16, 1871, 4,500 additional rifles were ordered on May 29, 1873

Foreign Orders ofr Remington Rolling Block Firearms

Denmark

April 1867, 20.000 Remington Model 1867 Danish Rolling Block Rifles at $ 13.42 each
August 27, 1867, 10.000 Remington Model 1867 Danish Rolling Block Rifles and 1.800 Remington Model 1867 Danish Rolling Block Carbines at $ 18.50 each
May 1868, 10.000 Remington Model 1867 Danish Rolling Block Rifles
Later the Danish Ordnance was licensed to manufacture rolling block rifles and carbines in Denmark.

Sweden and Norway

November 15, 1866 trial of the Swedish-Norwegian Ordnance Commission
May 8, 1867, 10-000 Remington Model 1867 Swedish Rolling Block Rifle in Swedish 12.17mm rimfire and 20.000 breech systems to alter Swedish muskets. A license was granted and manufacturing facilities were established at Husqvarna Vapenfabriks and at Carl Gustafs Stads Gevarsfaktori where Swedish rolling block rifles, carbines and musketoons of Model 1867/1868, 1867/1871 and 1867/1875 made.

Egypt

June 30, 1869 for 60.000 Remington Egyptian Rolling Block Rifles. Later the contract was reduced to only 10.000. The remaining guns were sold to France for use in the Franco-Prussian war. In 1874 55.000 Egyptian rifles were ordered. It is estimated that about 200.000 Remingtons of all kind were shipped to Egypt.

Vatican

September 1867, 5000 of .50 caliber Remington-licensed Nagant Model 1868 Infantry Rifly or known as Nagant-made Remington Papal GUard Rolling BLock Rifle. The Papacy ordered also 5.000 Westley Richards licensed Remignton rifles also known as Westley RIchards-made Remington Papal GUard Rolling BLock Rifles. However, those Westley Richards were of so pity quality that eight gunsmith from Liege went to Rome to make the guns working.

Belgium

No Government order. However the Nagat Brothers Armory made tens of thousands Remington Rolling Blocks under license solt to the
Vatican, 10.000
Luxembourg, 5.000 rifles in .41 Swiss rimfire cartridge delivered from 1869 to 1871
The Netherlands as of 1873 in 11.3x50R cartridge
The Principality of Monaco
Uruguay got military and sporting rifles

Breech loading carbine

.43 center fire caliber, single action rolling block rifle

.50 rim fire caliber, single action rolling block rifle

Both models were sold for $16.00 in 1877

.50 r.f. caliber, Remington Model 1867 Rolling Block Navy Carbines
5,000 were delivered from July 1868 to February 1869 - contract of October 22, 1867

.50-70 government center fire caliber, Springfield Remington Model 1870 Trial guns
313 carbines and 1008 rifles were assembled in the Springfield Armory

.50-70 government center fire caliber, Remington Rolling Block New York State Rifles
1,500 carbines were ordered b< the Governor of New York on May 29, 1873

Creedmoor

Breech-loading Rifle for long distances up to 1200 feets
In 1877 they were solde between $100.00 and $150.00

Sporting Rifle no 1

Breech-loading Rifle without set trigger and 28" or 30" barrel

as Mid Range in center fire cartridges and 28" or 30" barrel
.40 caliber, 70 grains
.44 caliber, 77 grains
.45 caliber, 70 grains
.50 caliber, 70 grains
Sold in 1877 between $36.00 and $73.00

as Short Range in cartridges and 26" or 30" barrel
.38 r.f. caliber extra long
.40 center fire caliber, 50 grains
.44 S&W caliber
.44 r.f. caliber extra long
.44 center fire caliber extra long
.46 r.f. caliber caliber
Sold in 1877 between $35.00 and $61.00

as Hunter's Rifles with 26" barrel
.38 r.f. caliber
.38 c.f. caliber
.40 c.f. caliber
.44 r.f. caliber
.44 S&W caliber
.44 c.f. caliber, 77grains
.45 c.f. caliber
.50 c.f. caliber
Sold in 1877 for $30.00

as Black Hills Rifle with round 28" barrel
.45 c.f. caliber, 60 grians
Sold in 1877 for $25.00

Sporting Rifle no 2

Breech-loading Rifle with set trigger with 24" or 26" barrel

.22 r.f. caliber
.32 r.f. caliber
.38 r.f. caliber
.44 r.f. caliber
Sold in 1877 for $20.00 respectively $21.00. Extras were available

Double Barrel Shot Gun

10 or 12 gauge, 28" or 30" barrel, breech-loading shot guns
Sold in 1877 for $45.oo to $100.00

Single Barrel Shot Gun

16 gauge, 30" or 32" barrel, breech-loading shot guns
Sold in 1877 for $55.oo to $80.00

16gauge with 32" barrel, right side

Single Barrel muzzle loading Shot Gun

Sold in 1877 for $8.oo

Remington-Hepburn No. 3 Sporting Rifle

.45-70 caliber, single shot rifle, 28" barrel

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right side

Model 1897, Remington Rolling Block

7mm caliber,

left side
right side

Remington Model 6 Rifle

.32 r.f. caliber

right side

Shotgun

12 gauge, Remington Model 1889 shotgun, Wells Fargo issue,

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1871 - 1876 Army trial guns