Remington .44 a Bronze Civil and Indian War Era Sculpture by James Muir Bronze Allegorical Sculptor-Artist
Remington "New Model" Army Revolver (1863)
Basically similar to Remington Model 1861, i.e., cal. 44, six-shot, single-action, percussion, self-consuming combustible cartridge, octagonal barrel rifled with 5 groves. All parts blued except case-hardened hammer and brass trigger guard, walnut grips. Distinguished from it by the addition of hammer recesses between the nipples, allowing it to be carried fully loaded with the hammer down, a large cylinder pin head, overall length of 13.5 inches, and by its markings which read: "PATENTED SEPT. 14, 1858" (instead of the 1861 date: /E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION NEW YORK, U.S.A./NEW MODEL."
The Remington New Model was a dependable military revolver, second only in importance to the Colt, which was not as strong an action, and every bit as important during the last two years of the Civil War. The Federal government purchase 125,314 Remington revolvers during the war. The model was discontinued in 1875.