RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.
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RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:6,250.00 USD Estimated At:12,500.00 - 17,500.00 USD
RARE NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED REMINGTON MODEL 1875 SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.
SN 25. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Nickel finish with 7-1/2" bbl, pinched post front sight and usual "E. REMINGTON & SONS" address. Mounted with 2-pc smooth ivory grips and has a lanyard stud & ring in buttstrap. Revolver is beautifully engraved by master engraver, L.D. Nimschke, with full coverage on frame consisting of fine, flowing foliate arabesque patterns with pearled or punch dot background. The loading gate & area below loading gate are engraved in fan patterns. Bottom flutes of the front part of frame are engraved in geometric patterns. Foliate arabesque patterns extend over sides of bbl and each side of muzzle with a snake pattern on left side of ejector housing. Ejector housing web is engraved to match and there is a small hunter's star on ejector rod boss. Top flat of backstrap is engraved in diamond & dot patterns with geometric patterns down backstrap and on buttstrap. Trigger bow is beautifully engraved in a very fine detailed hunter's star. Cyl is engraved in foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and has a snake pattern near rear edge. Only 25,000-30,000 Model 1875 revolvers were produced in the period 1875-1889. Very few of these rare revolvers were engraved and of those very few survive today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Overall retains 88-90% strong orig nickel with the majority of the losses on the bbl from poor storage which has resulted in cleaned areas with fine pinprick pitting; cyl retains about 90% strong orig nickel on outer diameter with the front face being cleaned metal & frosty pitting. Grips have numerous age lines but are sound and retain a wonderful, mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-47061 JR122